Samantha joined the firm as a law clerk in 2021 and as an associate attorney in 2022.  Samantha graduated summa cum laude in Law from the University of New Mexico School of Law, was admitted to The Order of the Coif, and received the Leo M. Romero Criminal Justice Award.  While attending the University of New Mexico School of Law, Samantha was Professional Articles Editor of The New Mexico Law Review, tutored Criminal and Constitutional Law during her 2L and 3L years, worked for the New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project, and was President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.  Samantha has served on the Board of the Animal Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar since her 1L year.  Prior to law school, Samantha graduated with Honors from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology.  Samantha studied Neuroscience and Spanish at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where she was a Distinguished Alden Scholar.  Samantha’s work history includes laboratory research, managing medical practices, and working in surgical and veterinary practices.


University of New Mexico School of Law

Juris Doctor – Summa cum laude in Law – May 2022

New Mexico State University

B.A. in Science, Biology – May 2016

Allegheny College

B.A. in Science, Neuroscience with emphasis in Cell Biology – May 2014

New Mexico State University

Crimson Scholar – May 2012


Order of the Coif