Samantha K. Levasseur

Samantha K. Levasseur

Associate

Office

Practice Groups

Samantha K. Levasseur focuses her practice on workers’ compensation and employment law defense. She has represented a diverse range of employers and insurers before the State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, including self-insured employers, employers with large retentions and deductibles, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators. Her work has included defending complex cases related to occupational exposure, permanent total disability, widow/dependent benefits, death and claims of employment discrimination brought before the Workers’ Compensation Commission pursuant to C.G.S. 31-290a. Samantha has also argued on appeal from a formal hearing decision before the Connecticut Compensation Review Board.

As part of her employment law practice, in addition to the work she has done with the Workers’ Compensation Commission under C.G.S. 31-290a, Samantha has appeared before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and Connecticut Superior Court to defend employers, both private and municipal, against allegations of discrimination and wrongful termination. She has also appeared in Connecticut Superior Court to represent clients in various personal injury matters.

While a student at University of Connecticut School of Law, Samantha was a member of the mock trial society and served for two years as co-president of the VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team. She also served as a notes and comments editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal where her note, "Regional Shortcomings and Global Solutions: Kidnap and Ransom Insurance in Latin America," was published in the Journal’s Spring 2008 edition. Samantha spent a semester abroad at the University of Exeter School of Law, where she studied comparative law while simultaneously completing a research project on international defense trade between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Honors
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017 (Workers' Compensation)
Professional Affiliations
  • Connecticut Bar Association 
  • The Risk Management Society (RIMS) Connecticut Valley Chapter
Admitted to Practice
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Exeter School of Law, J.D. Study Abroad Program
  • Assumption College, B.A., 2006