Ian P. Samson

Ian Samson

Member, Since 2013
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Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities Litigation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals


  • UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, J.D. cum laude, 2011
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, B.A. magna cum laude, 2007

Published Works

  • Boumediene as a Constitutional Mandate: Bivens Actions at Guantanamo Bay, 38 Hastings Const. L.Q. 439 (2011)

Speaking Engagements

  • The Cutting Edge of Qui Tam Litigation (First-to-File and Original Source Updates), The Knowledge Group, 2015
  • Superior Court Boot Camp: A Motion and Trial Practice Skills Program, Pincus Professional Education, 2015
  • Pitfalls of Class Action Notice and Claims Administration, Bridgeport Class Action Conference, 2014
  • How to Take an Effective Deposition for Use at Trial, Bridgeport Mastering the Deposition Conference, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Public Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member


Ian Samson is an experienced attorney who specializes in complex business litigation, qui tam (whistleblower) actions, class actions, and personal injury litigation.  Mr. Samson represents individuals and business in state and federal court and arbitration.

Prior to joining Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, Mr. Samson practiced in San Francisco with a nationwide plaintiff's class action law firm, where he primarily represented individual and institutional investors in securities matters, including federal class actions brought under the Securities Exchange Act and State derivative actions involving Fortune 500 corporations.  During that time, Mr. Samson was part of the litigation team representing a class of UBS "structured products" investors in In re Lehman Brothers Equity/Debt Securities Litigation filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Mr. Samson graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and during law school served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In addition to his litigation and counseling experience, Mr. Samson has spoken on various litigation issues, including effective deposition skills and class action notice.  He is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the American Bar Association, and Public Justice.  In 2013, Mr. Samson was named a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers.