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Samantha Scherger

Assistant Attorney General
Court of Claims Defense Section

Office: 614-466-7447

Samantha joined the Court of Claims Defense Section in 2018 after working for the Office as a legal extern then law clerk in the Criminal Justice Section.  In her role as an Assistant Attorney General, Samantha defends state agencies, departments, universities, colleges, boards, and commissions in civil actions filed in the Ohio Court of Claims and the subsequent appeals from those cases.

During law school, Samantha participated in Capital’s legal clinic and served as Day-Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Associate Content Editor of the Law Review, and President of the Criminal Law Association.  She graduated pro bono honors, a litigation concentration, and received the Ambassador Award for promoting Capital’s mission, values, and spirit.


  • Capital University Law School, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2018
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., Cum Laude, 2011