Samantha J. Morton is Executive Director of Medical Legal Partnership | Boston (MLP | Boston). She previously served as Deputy Director (2006-08) and Staff Attorney (2003-05) at the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, the precursor organization to MLP | Boston which housed both national and local programs. Ms. Morton has focused on sustainability strategies, preventive law orientation, pro bono capacity-building, ethics and confidentiality, and immigration advocacy in the MLP context. She spearheaded the successful “adoption” of four Boston-area health clinics by law firm partners; this model is now being replicated by the American Bar Association through the ABA Medical-Legal Partnerships Pro Bono Support Project. Ms. Morton has published and presented extensively on MLP practice.
Ms. Morton currently is a member of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Health Law Section Steering Committee, and also co-chairs the BBA’s Delivery of Legal Services Section. In 2004-05, she was a BBA Public Interest Leadership Program fellow. Ms. Morton has served as a Lecturer on Law at New England Law | Boston and as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section Council. Before joining MLP | Boston in 2003, Ms. Morton was a litigation associate at WilmerHale (formerly Hale and Dorr LLP), and served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Morton A. Brody of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law and Cornell University.