Samantha Hermsen


Samantha represents tribal governments, agencies, and entities while fighting to protect their rights and interests in tribal, state, administrative, and federal courts. She has experience in the areas of jurisdictional disputes, land tenure, tribal sovereign immunity, environmental law and regulations, child and adult welfare, gaming, and drafting tribal code. Samantha prides herself on being a passionate and adaptable advocate for her clients throughout all stages of litigation.

Samantha graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2020. As a law student, she worked for her law school’s Indian Law Impact Litigation clinic where she worked on federal Indian law cases related to reservation boundaries and taxation. Samantha also worked as a law clerk in the Child Protection division of the Hennepin County Attorney’s office where she assisted with cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Prior to joining Hogen Adams, Samantha worked as a prosecutor for the Hennepin County Attorney’s office handling felony cases largely related to domestic assault. In this role, Samantha gained extensive negotiation and courtroom experience that she applies to her current practice.

Samantha lives in south Minneapolis and enjoys camping, biking, and exploring the outdoors.


  • (651) 842-9100 main
  • (612) 545-5704 direct
  • (651) 842-9101 fax

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community Tribal Court
  • Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court
  • Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court
  • Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court


  • J.D. Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2020, magna cum laude
  • B.A. University of Minnesota, 2015