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Samantha McCoy is an associate in the firm’s appellate section. Samantha graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she was a member of the Board of Advocates, Staff Writer for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, Vice Magister of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, the President and Founder of the Family Law Association, and a participant in the Asylum and Immigration Law Spring Break trip.

While in law school, Samantha also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Justice Liza Rodriguez of the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas and law clerk for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Western District of Texas.

Outside of her law practice, she volunteers her time lobbying for legislative changes to assist survivors of violence.

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Education

St. Mary's University School of Law

J.D., summa cum laude, 2021
St. Mary’s University Presidential Award Recipient
Class of 1977 Educating for Justice Award Recipient
Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award Recipient
Certificate of Pro Bono Service Award Recipient
Faculty Award for Academic Excellence – Evidence, Fall 2020 Recipient
Credit with Honors Recipient for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, Vol. 23

Syracuse University

M.S.W., 2017
Certificate of Advanced Study
Social Work and Certificate of Advanced Study on Trauma-Informed Practice
Phi Alpha Honor Society – Zeta Gamma Chapter

Indiana University

B.S.W., 2016
Phi Alpha Honor Society – Kappa Gamma Chapter

Bar Admissions

Texas

2021

Professional and Community Activities

State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker