Samantha Groark

Associate

Ms. Groark represents labor unions as well as employee benefit funds in a wide range of areas. Her practice includes handling matters arising under collective bargaining agreements, the NLRA, LMRDA, FSLMRS, ERISA, and other federal, state and local laws, and representation of clients in litigation, arbitration, and before government agencies. Ms. Groark also provides assistance with negotiations, organizing, and union governance.

Prior to joining Blake & Uhlig, Ms. Groark worked for the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters International Union where she focused her work on labor issues impacting the building and construction trades.

Ms. Groark graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Law. During law school, Ms. Groark received a certificate in dispute resolution, served as an Editor on the Journal of Dispute Resolution, and completed a Peggy Browning Fellowship at a union-side labor law firm in St. Louis. She is a recipient of the Major League Baseball Players Association Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, Thomas E. McCarthy Award in Labor Law, James E. Westbrook Labor Law Award, Judge Shepard Barclay Prize, and numerous CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.

Education

  • B.A., Xavier University (2012)
  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law (2018)

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Missouri