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Samantha Kate McBride

Family Attorney at Corona, CA

4.9   33 reviews

also known as Sam McBride

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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HOLSTROM, BLOCK & PARKE COMBINES MORE THAN 300 YEARS OF FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE. LET US SECURE THE GREATEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME FOR YOU. MENTION AVVO FOR A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION. CALL (951) 783-2706

Meet Samantha K. McBride, an accomplished and highly esteemed family law attorney known for her exceptional writing skills, meticulous attention to detail, and relentless advocacy. With a passion for family law, domestic violence restraining orders, support, and complex custody cases, Samantha is dedicated to guiding her clients through challenging times with compassion and expertise.

One of Samantha's greatest strengths is her ability to tailor a personalized case strategy for each client, ensuring that their individual rights, goals, and interests are fully understood and protected. Her clients have expressed deep appreciation for her responsiveness and empathetic approach, which has earned her a stellar 10 rating on .

Samantha's impressive credentials further solidify her reputation in the legal community. She has earned the esteemed title of California Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) from the California Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally, her contributions to legal literature are well-regarded, having been published in West Coast Magazine and California Lawyer Magazine. Furthermore, she was honored as one of the 40 Best & Brightest Under 40 by the Corona Chamber of Commerce and has been invited to speak at events such as the 7th Annual Cultural Competency Seminar in Los Angeles County. Furthermore, Sam's dedication and proficiency were recognized by Super Lawyers, which named her a Rising Star for the years 2022 and 2023.

Samantha's upbringing played a crucial role in shaping her character and drive. She excelled both academically and athletically as a tri-varsity athlete, and her grandfather, a former Orange County Superior Court judge, instilled in her the values of competitiveness and integrity.

Education-wise, Samantha's journey has been nothing short of impressive. She received a NCAA Division 1 soccer scholarship and attended the University of California, Riverside, where she earned her bachelor's degree in philosophy and sociology with high honors. Later, she pursued her Juris Doctorate from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and successfully passed the California State Bar Exam.

When she's not passionately advocating for her clients, Samantha enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking and running, as well as playing soccer. She cherishes her time spent with friends and family, further showcasing her warm and personable nature.

Samantha McBride is undoubtedly a rising star in the legal community, combining her exceptional legal acumen with a compassionate and relatable approach to help her clients navigate the complexities of family law with confidence.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2021 2019 2018 + 1 ...

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Location

Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
1897 California Avenue, Ste. 102
Corona, CA, 92881
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3780 12th Street
Riverside, CA, 92501
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4940 Campus Dr.
Ste. A
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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3110 Camino Del Rio S.
Ste. 308
San Diego, CA, 92108
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380 S. Melrose Dr. Ste. 347
Vista, CA, 92083
Temecula Valley
40810 County Center Drive, Ste. 150
Temecula, CA, 92591
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brooke | October 30, 2023
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Honest and genuine
Samantha is so educated in what she does and she doesn’t miss a beat she is professional and prepared at every meeting she gives honest scenarios and never leads you into something she doesn’t believe will be successful for you and your children. I’m so beyond grateful for my time with Sam and her right hand James he was always there to answer my questions and be honest and put me at ease through a very uncomfortable custody revision case. Thank you both for all you did for me and my girls.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
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A Truly Dedicated Lawyer
Samantha has many cases that she handles, but she worked with me as though I was her only case. She and her paralegal accurately, quickly, and effectively took care of everything so that I would not have the added stress. Samantha fought for me and I was able to get the visitation schedule I wanted, the child support I needed, and she even got the tax issues resolved. I highly recommend her to anyone who is striving to protect what is best for you and your family.
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Posted by Ainisha | November 11, 2021
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You need Sam on your team!
I have been going through a very "complicated", tumultuous case. Samantha McBride has been right by my side through it all! She is honest (even with things you don't want to hear, but NEED to hear) , she is supportive, invested and also fights hard. I felt as though she truly put her heart and soul into this for myself and my daughters.
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Posted by Maureen | November 6, 2021
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INCREDIBLY lucky to have found her!
Samantha is extremely detail-oriented, eloquent, attentive, and devoted to her clients. She's also a straight-shooter and I appreciate the fact that she didn't sugarcoat anything for me as it was my first time dealing with the court system and so initially, I had no idea what to expect. Nevertheless, the calm, collected, and aggressive way she handled my case really settled my nerves right away and assured me that I was in good hands from the very beginning. It seemed that she almost had a sixth sense when it came to predicting basically everything the opposing counsel and party were going to do or say and always had a rapid response ready and waiting. Thank you so much!!
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Posted by Ashley | October 4, 2021
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Look no further for a family law attorney!!
After going through a very toxic and hostile 2 year custody battle and having 2 prior attorneys representing me, my husband found Kristen Holstrom and Samantha McBride from Holstrom, Block, and Parke on SuperLawyers.com. The first time I ever stepped foot into Holstrom, Block, and Parke I was amazed. The office is very nice and professional, and every employee is pleasant and professional. The members of my legal team included several people, from administrative personal to paralegals and attorneys. Everyone works together as a team so every member of my legal team representing me knew exactly what was going on with my case. I never once felt the need to micromanage and had 100% confidence that they knew every single detail of my case. I never once had to remind them of significant details regarding my case. Their response time is impeccable and prompt, and it was very easy to get a hold of my legal team when needed. Despite their case load, I was always made to feel like my case was their top priority. Not for the person who is on a budget, but they are 100% worth the money spent! Samantha McBride was the primary attorney representing me and she was everything I prayed for in an attorney. She is an absolute gem and I have nothing but positive things to say about her and the law firm. She is top notch when it comes to her knowledge regarding custody laws, in particular custody cases involving substance abuse. She is very protective of her clients and individuals involved in the case, and will not say or do anything to jeopardize their wellbeing. She is very honest and will give you advice even if it’s not what you want to hear at the time. She is very tactical and strategic with her litigation, and knows opposing counsels tactics as well. She is assertive in the courtroom and quite a pistol, yet handles arguments with such grace. She took my case on knowing that I had been done wrong in the past by prior attorneys, and was more than ready to fight for me and my son. She was simply a godsend and was able to successfully get me 100% of what I was fighting for.
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Posted by Darwin | May 21, 2021
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The G.O.A.T.
If you find yourself in family court, you have already lost. However, if you do find yourself in that situation. I strongly recommend retaining the services of Samantha McBride. She will ask the right questions, do the research and work to position your case in the most effective way in court. Samantha McBride truly listens when other attorneys just goes through the motions. There is no doubt in my mind, she was the reason for the positive outcome in my case. Thank you, Sam.
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Posted by Kaylie | January 24, 2021
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Great Listener and Honest
I felt Sam listened to everything I had to say. She sought to understand where I was coming from and what I needed. I felt like she advocated for me every step of the way. One thing I appreciated about her the most was her honesty and her frankness. If something I requested or was inquiring about would end up costing me more in attorney fees than what I was asking for, she was very honest about that. She took my financial situation into consideration and made sure to do everything she could to make the process as affordable for me as possible. Although attorneys are not cheap, regardless of how they are representing you, I wholeheartedly appreciate the efforts she made to keep my costs low. One thing I would recommend, as the client, is to read over all documents, settlements, requests, and other items in writing and check for misspellings and grammatical errors because I did see quite a few of those. Aside from that, I feel at peace knowing I had Sam representing me throughout my divorce. Her confidence and knowledge of laws surrounding divorce provided me with even more comfort in choosing her as my representation. I would recommend Sam to anyone going through a divorce who needs to feel safe, listened to, and advocated for.
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Posted by Simon | December 8, 2020
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The best lawyer
Samantha walked into every day at court prepared and ready to fight for me. Samantha provided above and beyond service.
Posted by Joshua | September 30, 2020
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Well attentive legal services
Samantha K. McBride have provided well skilled legal services to my case. Done so in a timely manner, that was skillfully communicated at all times. I recommend her and the law firm for any case in this area of law.
Posted by Alexis | August 26, 2020
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Review for Samantha McBride
I found Holstrom Block & Parke online and scheduled a consultation with Kristen Holstrom who assigned me to Attorney Samantha McBride. Not having any previous experience with family court, I found it important to work with an attorney who was passionate, forward and a high-level thinker as my children are the most important to me. My journey took about 8 months and from start to end, Samantha was always communicative, informed, empathetic, diligent and so much more. When dealing with an ongoing case (especially out of state), it takes an emotional toll on you so it's important to have the right team behind you. Samantha was detailed and took note of our countless calls/emails, she came fully prepared each time to court hearings & made sure I too was prepared but always leveled my expectations. Anytime I had questions or concerns, I received responses quickly and was never left in the dark (even after hours). I am eternally grateful and would recommend to family and friends without a doubt Holstrom, Block & Parke. Again, a huge Thank You to all.
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Posted by Doreen | July 29, 2020
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Thank you!
I found Holstrom Block & Parke on AVVO and scheduled a consultation with Sam McBride. She is extremely informative, knowledgeable, and honest. Both Sam and Margo Emil responded to my emails promptly and drafted multiple correspondence to opposing counsel for urgent matters, immediately. Court and custody battles can be extremely stressful and draining but Sam constantly reassured me that everything would be okay and advocated for me and my son. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case and the services provided. Thank you to the entire firm for being kind and responsive during this process.
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Posted by Khrystal | November 15, 2019
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Thank you Sam
Thank you Sam for doing the wonders. She's got me alot further then I would have got myself. I can't thank her enough for putting her foot down when it came down to the thing in court. She rocks and I can't thank her enough
Posted by Chris | October 18, 2019
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The best family lawyer!
Samantha went above and beyond for my case. I was in shock and had no idea what to do about my situation. I contacted Samantha and she broke everything down for me for my case. I thought everything was going to work against me trying to get custody of my daughter and working with the other parent but that wasn’t the case Samantha did a great job of getting everything to work with the other parent. If your looking for a great lawyer to represent you in any family case Samantha is the one you need to contact! Thank you again Samantha and all the work you did for me.
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Posted by Diane | July 20, 2019
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Super STAR Attorney
Sam is an amazing attorney. She is so attentive and helped me every step of the way during my case. I wanted to ensure I stayed out of court and she made sure that happened. I am pleased with the overall outcome and couldn’t be more grateful for her services.
Posted by Antionette | June 5, 2019
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She's done it again
As the years have past and my child has grow to a young man. I have done everything in my powers as a mom to fight for his well being. Unfortunately, I couldn't say the same for his father. Instead his father has caused road blocks for our son's education, extra-circular activities and his future. For the longest I fought this fight on my own, it wasn't until I had the help from attorney McBride. She has been my saving grace not only has she gotten the orders I needed but even when my child's father continues to harass me, Ms. McBride has put him in his place to help keep my sanity. Words can not express how grateful I am to have her in my corner.
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Posted by Lucero | May 3, 2019
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Simply, the Best
Sam is the best, and loves what she does. She cares for her clients and aggressively advocates on their behalf every step of the way. I am so happy my friend recommended Sam to me, and I couldn’t imagine going through the child custody and support process without her. Hire her!
Posted by Jennifer | April 23, 2019
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Compassionate, knowledgeable, informative. The perfect advocate for you and your family.
Nobody wants to need an attorney and there is no more stressful time than an issues of divorce or child custody. As a single mother who suddenly became in broiled in a surprise child custody case I was anxious, scared and quite lost with what was happening. One single phone call with Samantha eased weeks of tension and placed me in a position where I knew that myself and my daughters were going to be taken care of. She and her entire staff including additional attorneys and paralegals make sure that your case has the attention it needs and that you are consistently informed of your choices with in the court legal system as well as what is happening with the progression of your case. I was always able to get somebody on the telephone. They took a very stressful time and relieve some of the burden while making sure that my daughters and I were protected but respecting the choices that I needed to make for my family. Well I hope to never have to do this sort of proceeding again I would 100% use both Samantha McBride and this firm again. When it comes to your children trust is a very important thing and I would 100% also trust this firm with what is in the best interest of my daughters and I felt that that is what we received from them during these proceedings.
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Posted by Ryan | March 15, 2019
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Read this first! Thank me later
I hate combing through reviews that don’t give you the why. I hope you’ll find this one different. So here’s why you should hire Samantha McBride. She’s a living filing cabinet full of updated knowledge on the present law, tax codes, and legal rights that the average person most likely has no clue about. Simply put, as an overwhelmed father attempting to gain fair representation in a child custody case I couldn’t have picked a better team to represent me than Sam and Kristen Holstrom’s team at HB&P. Sam “dumbed” down the legal “babble” to a level I could understand and at the same time never made me feel inferior. I always left our consultations and phone calls satifsfied and with my questions and concerns resolved. She talks to you patiently and respectfully in a nonjudgmental manner. She is very thourough and methodical making sure you understand every aspect of your case, California law, and variable options available to you. She got me results sooner and better than I ever would’ve thought. I can’t recommend a better law firm than Sam and HBP. I am, a very satisfied customer highly recommending her. Thank you again Sam! Respectfully, Ryan
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Posted by Brittany | January 23, 2019
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Extremely knowledgeable
I was very lucky to have Sam working with me on my case. She is very knowledgeable and her expertise with child custody truly shows. I was also extremely thankful to have her help prepare me before mediation. I was very nervous and unsure of what to expect in there but she ran through different scenarios for me, addressed all my concerns and answered all the questions I had, and in the end left me very prepared and confident which produced a great outcome. She was quick to answer all of the emails I had sent her way and made sure to follow up with me throughout the entire court process. I cannot be happier with the way my case turned out and I have Sam, Kristen and the entire team at Holstrom Block & Parke to thank for that. I would highly recommend Sam to my family and friends dealing with custody issues
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Posted by David | December 27, 2018
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Masterful
Samantha is an all around class act. Guided by her legal prowess and cunning ability to strategize. I was successfully and swiftly by legal standards; enabled to achieve a favorable decision allowing me to have equal custody of my son. Samantha’s talents alongside her personable nature allowed me to calmly relinquish any angst. This alone is worth the admission for services rendered & I highly recommend anyone in need to follow suit.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • File Clerk Supervisor
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Intake Specialist
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Society Of Orange County
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Certified Law Student
  • Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Frederick McBride
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Child Custody
  • Client awarded sole legal and physical custody of the minor child

Associations

  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Corona Chamber is Commerce
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Barrister
  • 2016 - Present
  • Riverside County Barristers
  • Barrister
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chapman Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Graduate
  • National Family Law Trial Institute
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 40 Best & Brightest Under 40
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Minor's Counsel Certification
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • CALI Award Criminal Procedure
  • Chapman School of Law
  • 2014
  • The Commitment to Service Award
  • Chapman University
  • 2014
  • Dean's Honors List
  • University of California Riverside
  • 2011
  • CALI Award Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic
  • Chapman School of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's Honors List
  • University of California Riverside
  • 2010
  • Dean's Honors List
  • University of California Riverside
  • 2009
  • Dean's Honors List
  • University of California Riverside
  • 2008
  • Dean's Honors List
  • University of California Riverside
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • California Lawyers Association
  • Millennial Family
  • 2019
  • 7th Annual Seminar Cultural Competency
  • Millennial Family
  • 2019
  • 7th Annual Seminar Cultural Competency
  • Moving Towards a Marriage-less Society
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (42)
Endorse Samantha
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. McBride is an enthusiastic attorney who is always at the top of her game. She can be tough or cooperative, exactly as the situation requires. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samantha is a tireless advocate who genuinely cares about her clients. I would highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Samantha is bright and aggressive. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Samantha is, in a word, brilliant. She constantly tackles clients' queries with ease, thinking on her feet, and answering questions with confidence. She also has a reputation as an excellent writer, which any lawyer will tell you, is just as important, if not more so, than the in-person stuff."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A bright and aggressive advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Samantha is a knowledgeable and aggressive lawyer. She is somebody you want to have on your side."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms.McBride is an asset to our legal community. She is incredibly ethical and provides aggressive representation for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A polished and knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Corona Family Lawyer Samantha Kate McBride
Samantha Kate McBride
Family Attorney
Corona, CA
Licensed for 9 years
Virtual consultation available