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Samantha L. Millier


Samantha concentrates her practice on representing individuals and businesses in litigation, including commercial disputes, medical malpractice and products liability. She often represents hospitals and medical care providers in defense of malpractice and professional negligence claims. Samantha represents clients and businesses from the time a claim arises through the time of trial or successful conclusion of the matter. In her free time, Samantha enjoys strength training, traveling, and spending time with her family.

  • Jury trial experience in both state and federal court, serving as lead trial counsel
  • Obtained multiple summary dismissals of medical malpractice, professional liability, and premises liability claims in state and federal court
  • Drafted and argued several appeals before the Fourth and Third Departments
  • Successfully settled, mediated and arbitrated multiple personal injury matters


  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association, Past President (2016-2017)
  • Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Trustee
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Board Member
  • Skaneateles Early Childhood Center, Board of Trustees, Member



  • Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees, Secretary (2012-2021)
  • Junior League of Syracuse, Member
  • Super Lawyers, Upstate New York Rising Star 2017 – 2019 (Civil Litigation, Defense)
  • University of Kentucky, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • New York State
  • Northern District of New York
  • Western District of New York


Mackenzie Hughes LLP Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

SYRACUSE, NY – Mackenzie Hughes LLP is pleased that eight of its lawyers have been named as Super Lawyers in the 2018 edition of New York Super Lawyers Upstate magazine. The list includes: Stephen T. Helmer, Business & Civil Litigation; Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice; Ami S. Longstreet, Estate Planning & Probate; Elder Law; James…

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Ryan T. Emery and Samantha L. Millier Named Partners at Mackenzie Hughes LLP

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Ryan T. Emery and Samantha L. Millier have been elected to the partnership at Mackenzie Hughes LLP. Emery joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2006 and focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, estate planning and estate administration. Admitted to both the New York and Florida Bar, he serves clients residing in both…

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Mackenzie Hughes LLP Adds New Associate

Samantha L. Millier recently joined the law firm of Mackenzie Hughes LLP. Samantha is a member of the firm’s litigation department and her practice focuses on commercial disputes, insurance coverage and personal injury. Samantha graduated cum laude from Colgate University in 2006 with a degree in political science and psychology. She received a Juris Doctor…

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To Shovel, or Not to Shovel

Winter is upon us in Central New York, complicating our morning commutes and creating more work for us each morning as we clean off our cars and shovel our driveways. Recently, in the City of Syracuse, clearing snow from sidewalks has become a hot button issue as the Common Council contemplated whether to impose fines…

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