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Samantha Leigh Olson McCarthy

Estate planning Attorney at East Greenwich, RI

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Samantha McCarthy

  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 9 years
    Massachusetts - MA 9 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Samantha

Learn Samantha’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%
    Helping aging adults and their families with nursing home applications and Medicaid home care. Assisting with Medicaid planning, potentially avoiding costly nursing home bills. Aiding with estate planning, including asset protection, and more.

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Helping you create your will or trust, designating your beneficiaries, find solutions for reducing your estate taxes. Helping you to avoid the probate process. Setting up a trust that protects your assets.

  3. Guardianship
    20%
    A guardianship of the person legal order grants authority over non-financial matters such as those that impact the protected person's well-being. That includes making critical medical decisions. Legal protection may be necessary for some people.

  4. Probate
    20%
    Probate in Rhode Island begins after a loved one passes away. The probate process starts simply enough — it requires filing a petition with the local court. The probate process oversees the review and distribution of the dead loved one’s estate.

  5. Real estate
    20%
    Represents buyer and sellers in financing, contract review and negotiation, inspection reports, title commitment ordering and review, survey and encroachment, deed conveyance, lender document review, and more.

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 Greenville, Rhode Island with her husband Jesse and their four children. Samantha’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Residential Real Estate, Adult Guardianships, and Probate. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with local animal rescues to help find homes for abused and neglected dogs and consulting with rescues to provide guidance regarding legal issues. When she is not working, she also enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, on the beach, traveling, taking adventures, and making memories with her kids.

Samantha is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the RI Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Committee and Real Estate Title Standards & Practices Committee, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the RI chapter of NAELA. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Scandinavian Communities of Rhode Island and the Board of Directors at the Hope Alzheimer’s Center in Cranston, Rhode Island where she is Secretary of the Board.

She is licensed to practice law in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts state courts. Before 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. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from North Dakota State University in Public Relations & Advertising with a minor in Management Communications.

Her passion for Estate Planning and Elder Law began long before she became a lawyer. From seeing the struggles of her grandfather who lived 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 and access to resources could have for families who are hardworking and loving, but not always wealthy, and what a difference it could make both during life and after a person’s passing.

Samantha founded McCarthy Law with the goal of making a meaningful impact in the lives of others. She prides herself on being empathetic, 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.

Education:

Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, Rhode Island
Juris Doctor

 

North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bachelor of Arts – Public Relations and Advertising, Management Communications

 

Bar Admissions:

Rhode Island
Massachusetts

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Location

McCarthy Law, LLC
19 First Avenue
East Greenwich, RI, 02818

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service!
Samantha and her team were wonderful to work with! Samantha is very knowledgeable in estate planning; she answered all my questions and provided clear explanations for various legal documents. The entire team was professional and courteous.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
I loved working with Samantha. She really make it effortless to get our living will in order. Thank you to Samatha, and the ladies in her office who were so kind and could answer all our questions.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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Will And Power Of Attorney
We hired Mr. McCarthy to write a will, living will and power of attorney for us.Upon her advice we decided to place our documents in trust to avoid probate. She was very professional and did a superb job for us. We highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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Thoughtful, Professional, Knowledgeable
Attorney McCarthy is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She always takes the time to understand her clients' needs so she can formulate a plan to best serve their specific situation. She really cares about her clients as individuals, which is apparent in every communication with her. I would highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Samantha Leigh Olson McCarthy
I hired Samantha to handle the closing sale of my home. She provided exceptional service in a very professional manner. Samantha was proactive and thorough in every aspect of handling the closing procedures.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wills and trusts
Ms. Mccarthy did a great job assisting us to set up a new will and trust for my parents. She was very knowlegable and was able to explain things in such a way that it was easy to understand.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McCarthy Law, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Volunteer Counsel
  • Rhode Home Rescue
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lambros Law Office LLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Trust Settlement Officer II, AVP, Licensed Attorney
  • US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Keches Law Group PC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Rule 9 Student Attorney, Legal Intern
  • Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Jeremy Howe, LTD
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Rule 9 Student Attorney, Legal Intern
  • City of Providence Law Department
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Rhode Island Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Secretary
  • Johnson, Rodenburg & Lauinger, PLLP
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Government Relations Committee Volunteer
  • North Dakota Chapter of National MS Society
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Marketing Specialist/Proposal Coordinator
  • Ulteig Engineering
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • North Dakota State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Rhode Island Chapter)
  • Executive Board Secretary
  • 2024 - Present
  • Hope Alzheimer’s Center
  • Board Member, Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Probate and Trust Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Board of Directors for the Scandinavian Communities
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Excellence Law
  • Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Stars Honoree
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars Selectee
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
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Publications

  • Rhode Island Monthly
  • Living Well Aging Well - Ask the Expert
  • 2024
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Law Firm Succession Planning
  • 2023
  • Aging With Confidence
  • Retirement Funding, Estate Planning, Housing Choices, Evolving Needs
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
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"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
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Business Attorney | Oct 22
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Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 18
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
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"I endorse Samantha Leigh Olson McCarthy as a peer and a colleague."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 18
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 16
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 13
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