Samantha Acuna is an associate attorney at Phillips, Spallas, and Angstadt LLP’s San Francisco office, boasting over 6 years of extensive legal experience. Her practice encompasses a wide array of areas, including complex litigation, product and premises liability, general negligence, insurance defense, and wrongful death claims. She is known for her comprehensive approach to litigation, covering all stages from conception to trial preparation, including deposition attendance and defense, mediation, and motion hearings.

In her previous role, Samantha adeptly represented employers in labor and employment disputes, addressing issues such as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under the FEHA, as well as labor code violations, including PAGA and wage and hour class action claims. Prior to her litigation career, she contributed her legal expertise to two Fortune 500 tech companies, where she tackled various commercial and contractual disputes and corporate governance matters.

Beyond her role at Phillips, Spallas, and Angstadt LLP, Samantha is a dynamic entrepreneur, currently focusing on a startup venture in the fields of mental health or legal tech. Additionally, she has authored an 80,000‐word fantasy/sci‐fi novel, which is currently in negotiations with prominent publishers. Samantha’s linguistic abilities extend to four languages, including Spanish, Tagalog, Hiligaynon, and English.


J.D., University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
MSc in Management, Organizations, and Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science
Postgraduate Certificate - Marketing Strategy, Cornell University
B.A., University of California, San Diego


United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the EasternDistrict of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California


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San Francisco, CA 94105