Faculty Profile: Samantha Ellis

Samantha EllisRitchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson

Samantha I. Warchol grew up in Illinois, Oregon and Arizona before coming to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2007.  She attended the University of Tennessee as part of the Chancellor's Honors program. While completing her undergraduate degree, she was the President of The University of Tennessee Creative Writing Club and completed an honors thesis in Psychology that was later published. In 2014, she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Honors Psychology.
Upon receiving her B.A. degree in Psychology, Ms. Warchol enrolled at the University of Tennessee College of Law. During this time, she served as an Articles & Acquisition Editor for the Tennessee Law Review and participated in the College of Law's Advocacy and Expungement clinics. She graduated magna cum laude with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.
Prior to joining RDDJ as an attorney, Ms. Warchol worked for the firm as a law clerk for two years. While at the firm, she has worked on briefs to the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court. She is currently admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Ms. Warchol's practice encompasses a variety of civil litigation matters, including insurance and wrongful death litigation. She is also currently a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.