Biography

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.

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