Samantha is a 2009 graduate of Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey with a B.A. in Justice Studies, a minor in criminal justice, and her paralegal certificate. She moved to Pennsylvania shortly after school and worked for a local law firm before beginning law school at Widener University School of Law. Samantha graduated Cum Laude while working full time. Outside of her legal career, Samantha is an avid hiker and horseback rider, and volunteers at the La Mancha Animal Rescue in East Fallowfield.
During law school, Samantha worked full time with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. She interned for the Widener Veteran’s Law Clinic. She also interned with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, where she conducted preliminary hearings and assisted senior Assistant District Attorneys at the Common Pleas level on various cases.
After earning her Juris Doctorate, Samantha was hired as an Assistant District Attorney where she tried both misdemeanor and felony cases including firearm cases and child sexual assault. She worked alongside law enforcement officers during various investigations including homicides. She assisted the appeals unit in drafting appellate briefs and argued before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She was also the head of the internship program, a member of the forfeiture unit, acted as the District Attorney representative for several county group, and taught a segment of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test class offered to local law enforcement.
Samantha joined MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser in November 2018.