Samantha is originally from North Dakota, but fell in love with the Rhode Island beaches and the accessibility of the East coast! She currently resides in Warwick, Rhode Island with her family. Samantha’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate. In her spare time, she actively volunteers with a local animal rescue where she helps to find homes for abused and neglected dogs and consults with the rescue regarding legal issues.
Samantha is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Committee, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys(NAELA), the Rhode Island chapter of NAELA, the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island, and the Board of Directors at the Hope Alzheimer’s Center in Cranston, Rhode Island where she also serves as Secretary of the Board.
She is licensed to practice law in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts state courts. Prior to starting McCarthy Law, Samantha worked for an Estate Planning firm in Cranston, RI and a Fortune 100 financial institution and trust company. She earned her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law where she was recognized by the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education for her extensive public interest legal work and commitment to public service.
Her passion for Estate Planning and Elder Law began long before she became a lawyer. From seeing the struggles of her grandfather who has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for many years, she was inspired to become involved with disability activism work during college. Through that work and her own family experience, she saw the real impact proper planning could have for families, and what a difference it could make both during life and after one’s passing.
Samantha founded McCarthy Law with a goal of making a meaningful impact in the lives of others. She prides herself on being approachable and compassionate, and believes in developing relationships with her clients that allow both parties to grow and learn. She believes her clients are amazing people who teach her new things about life and the world every day, and she is so grateful for the opportunity to serve them and be there for her clients as a partner through life’s best and hardest times.
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