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Elizabeth S. Samples

Elizabeth S. Samples

Senior Counsel
Kansas City
office: 816.983.8271
fax: 816.983.8080

Elizabeth focuses on representing educational institutions.

She serves the unique needs of public, private, nonprofit and proprietary schools in many areas, including the following:

  • Title IV federal student aid
  • Title IX athletics and sexual misconduct
  • The Clery Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504
  • Student conduct and grievances
  • Disclosure and reporting requirements

Elizabeth's past experience includes serving as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). As an OCR attorney, Elizabeth worked with many institutions of elementary and secondary education and higher education while investigating their compliance with Federal civil rights statutes. Elizabeth assessed institutions’ nondiscrimination policies and procedures, physical and web accessibility, provision of academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to students with disabilities and Title IX compliance pertaining to athletics and sexual misconduct.




  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
      • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, 2006-2008
  • B.S. & B.A., Saint Louis University
    • summa cum laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Missouri
  • Kansas


The Hon. Richard D. Greene, Kansas Court of Appeals

Community Leadership
  • Catholic Education Foundation, Board Member, April 2016-present
  • Saint Louis University Kansas City Alumni Club, President, 2009-present