Samantha Pryor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

The Halliburton Law Firm, LLC
 | 8354 Northfield Blvd, Suite 3700
Denver, CO 80238
Phone: 303-803-1060
Fax: 800-859-2896
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Samantha L. Pryor is the founder and managing member of The Halliburton Law Firm in Denver, Colorado, where she focuses her practice on personal injury law, business law and employment law.

Mrs. Pryor is also the founder of Resolution Advocates, where she assists clients in resolving their disputes and reach agreements through negotiation and mediation rather than through expensive, time-consuming court battles.

A native of Colorado, Mrs. Pryor has achieved notable success helping a diverse range of clients across the state with their most important legal matters, including maintaining a successful appellate practice, where she has gained widespread acclaim for her legal research and writing skills.

Her wealth of experience in many legal areas makes her well-suited to handle the demands of her clients regardless of how complex or challenging their needs, and she has received numerous awards and honors for her professionalism and service. In 2017, the Denver Business Journal recognized Mrs. Pryor as a 40 under 40 Honoree, which is a high honor to recognize the best and brightest young leaders in the local business community.  Mrs. Pryor was selected as one of the 40 honorees among a group of over 500 nominees in 2017.   

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a double concentration in finance and accounting, magna cum laude, from Clark Atlanta University in 2004, Mrs. Pryor attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2007. That same year, she received her license to practice law from the Colorado Supreme Court.  In 2008, she was also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Active in her community, she is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, and she gives back to her local community as well through her involvement with numerous charitable and civic organizations.  Most recently, Mrs. Pryor co-founded and co-designed the Robert F. Smith S.T.E.A.M. Academy, an HBCU-style high school that will open in the fall of 2020/2021 in Denver, Colorado.  Mrs. Pryor is also the founding member of National Action Network Colorado, a chapter of the national civil rights organization founded by Reverend Al Sharpton.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021

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About Samantha Pryor

Admitted: 2007, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • scored 135 Employment Lawyers in Aurora, Colorado and picked the Top 19 Best Lawyers based on availability, qualifications, reputation, experience and professionalism., Top 19 Best Employment Lawyers in Aurora,, 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers., The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • The Halliburton Law Firm, LLC represented a personal injury victim in a Denver District Court jury trial.  The case involved a coffee shop's failure to use proper precautions when serving coffee beverages.  The plaintiff has a severe allergy to milk and the coffee shop negligently gave him a coffee with milk.  The plaintiff suffered anaphylaxis and was admitted to the emergency room.  The emergency room doctors gave the plaintiff too much epinepherine, and the plaintiff suffered a stroke, leaving his entire left side numb.  The plaintiff sustained severe injuries and damages. , TOP 40 COLORADO JURY VERDICT ,, 2018
  • The Colorado Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Colorado Bar Association.  , Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Selected as a Denver Business Journal 40 under 40 Honoree among over 500 nominees, Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, Denver Business Journal, 2017
  • Selected as a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star seven years in a row, Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2007-present
  • Denver Bar Association Board of Governors 
  • Colorado Supreme Court Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Appointed Member, 2010-present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association - 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2008
  • American Bar Association TIPS Corporate Counsel Committee Vice Chair of Publications, 2009-2013
  • Sam Cary Bar Association, 2004-present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008
  • Denver Bar Association, Member, 2007-present
  • Colorado, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Initial Founding Member of National Action Network Colorado, 2021
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law - Civil Litigation Clinic Alumni Panelist
  • Robert F. Smith S.T.E.A.M Academy, an HBCU-style High School - Co-Founder and Co-Designer
  • Warrior Nation Youth Sports (2018 - present)
  • The Nation Youth Football League (2019 - present)
  • Warriors for High Quality Schools (2018 - present)
  • Black Business Initiative, Advisory Board Member & Speaker
  • John Dewey Mock Trial, Volunteer Judge
  • Colorado State High School Mock Trial Tournament, Volunteer Judge
  • Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament, Volunteer Judge

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Northeast Academy - Constitutional Law Day, Speaker
  • Montbello High School, Mentor/Speaker
  • Black Business Initiative - Expert Legal Facilitator/Speaker
  • Florence Crittenton High School - Speaker
  • Colorado High School Career Day - Panelist
  • "EEOC Issues New Technical Assistance Document Regarding Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Employee Severance Agreements" published in Hall & Evans, LLC Newsletter and ABA TIPS Corporate Counsel Committee Newsletter, 2009
  • Hall & Evans Litigation Reporter
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Speaker/Mentor
  • Rachel B. Noel Middle School Career Day, Speaker


  • $472,000.00 - Personal Injury Settlement - 10-car auto accident, traumatic brain injury, loss of employment, cognitive impairment, vicarious liability, 2020
  • $75,000.00 Out of Court Settlement/Forced Change in Hiring Policy - Employment Discrimination - refusal to hire based on background check, disparate impact, systemic discrimination, 2020
  • $55,000.00 Settlement - Personal Injury, slip and fall, Colorado Premises Liability Act, rib contusion, back pain, ankle sprains, 2020
  • $200,000.00 - Out of Court Settlement - Sexual assault on a child, host home liability , 2019
  • $135,000.00 - Out of Court Settlement - Personal Injury, rear-end auto accident, traumatic brain injury, back and neck injury, employer/vicarious liability, commercial liability , 2019
  • $50,000.00 - Out of Court Settlement - Personal Injury, traumatic brain injury, concussion, radiculopathy, nerve damage, hip and back injuries, 2019
  • $221,524.00 - TOP 40 Colorado Jury Verdicts 2018:  personal injury, negligent mishandling of coffee drink with milk, Emotional Distress, Restaurant negligence, milk allergies, stroke, anaphylactic shock, epinephrine, 2018
  • $220,000.00 - Settlement - Employment Law, Whistleblower Retaliation, retaliation for reporting violations of federal and state consumer protection laws, 2018
  • $150,000.00 - Out of Court Settlement - Auto/Pedestrian Accident, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, radiculopathy, back and neck injuries , 2016
  • $125,000.00 Benefits Award - US Department of Labor Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act - Rocky Flats Plant - Survivor Beneficiary Claim, peripheral neuropathy, congestive heart failure, autoimmune neuritis, restrictive lung disease, occupational illness causing or contributing to death , 2018
  • $70,000.00 - Out of Court Settlement - Personal Injury, Reckless Mishandling of Cremations, Breach of contract, 2018
  • $82,000.00 - Out of Court Settlement - Personal Injury, Slip and Fall at Apartment Complex, facial lacerations, facial scarring, head injury, Colorado Premises Liability Act, 2016
  • $60,000.00 - Personal Injury Settlement - Car Accident, mild traumatic brain injury, neck pain, back pain, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Clark Atlanta University, B.A. Business Administration - Finance & Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, 2004
  • Montbello High School - High School Diploma, 2000


  • “For a young lawyer, Samantha is incredibly poised under pressure, and at Hall & Evans, she grappled with quite a bit of autonomy and pressure! Samantha is also an extremely good writer, and articulate in court.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Samantha Pryor

8354 Northfield Blvd
Suite 3700
Denver, CO 80238

Phone: 303-803-1060

Fax: 800-859-2896

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