|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10% in the USA (Family & Divorce)||Lawyers of Distinction||2017|
|Best Child Support Lawyers in Knoxville||Expertise||2017|
|2017 Mid-South Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top Attorney-Family Law/Divorce/Child Support||CityView Magazine||2017|
|Top Attorney-Family Law/Divorce/Child Support||CityView Magazine||2016|
|Top Female Attorney||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Best Opening Statement||Valparaiso School of Law-Mock Trial Team||2006|
|Minority Academic Scholar Recipient||University of Nebraska, Lincoln||2002|
|Owner||Vanessa Samano, Attorney at Law||2014 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The English Law Firm||2009 - 2014|
|Associate||Linda G. Welch & Associates||2008 - 2009|
|Clerk||Curtis & Arata||2007 - 2007|
|Clerk||California Rural Legal Assistance||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Latino Task Force of East TN||Member||2008 - Present|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Nebraska, Lincoln||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Law Practice Today||Solo Small Firm Practice Idea Exchange||2017|
|University of Tennessee Legal Clinic||Family Law/Custody- Know Your Rights||2016|
|Smokey Mountain Paralegal Association||Issues in Family Law||2014|
Posted by anonymous
My husband and I hired Ms. Samano on his behalf to handle a nightmarish child support matter in TN (we are in another state). From inception, it seemed Ms. Samano and Ms. Patti helped us through what seems our worst moments while we dealt with this case. Both are incredibly warm and personable women, and a great team. They showed empathy and compassion beyond the case, and and were always supportive. It helped make a very difficult period for us, bearable.
Ms. Samano is very knowledgeable and a strong attorney. She took the time out to explain to us our options, gave us the facts to help us soothe our fears/concerns, guided us and gave us confidence when we felt at our most vulnerable.
It took some months to finally get the case resolved due to the scheduling of the court dates but Ms. Samano did her best to expedite it. My husband eventually received the judgment he expected, one in his favor. Words cannot describe how grateful we are to Ms. Samano and Ms. Patti. Because of them, we were both able to move foward with our lives together.
Thank you so much ladies!
Posted by anonymous
I love the way Vanessa & Patti worked as a team. Those ladies were meant to be team. I did what I was suppose to do & they did the rest. If they wasn't there when I called they would return the call. Keep them inform on what's going on the outside so they can work from the inside problems. GREAT CO-WORKERS & COMMUNICATION!!! Loving their personalities too.. Thanks for the referral Ms.Bailey.
Posted by Jessica
Vanessa is an excellent attorney, very informative, and gave us straight answers on what we should do next, she helped us win the case. She is very down to earth and always made us feel at home when we went to her office. We would hire her again and again.. we would recommend her to anyone we know! Fantastic!!
Lauren Biloski, Adoption Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Vanessa is a fantastic attorney who advocates relentlessly for every client. We have been on opposite sides numerous times and her professionalism, compassion, and knowledge is impressive. She is always straight forward and honest.
Andrew Wilson, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ms. Samano on multiple cases during the course of my employment with Child Support Services. She was always prepared and a great advocate for her clients. I would recommend her to a family member without hesitation.