The McCarthy Law Team



Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, Rhode Island
Juris Doctor

North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota
Bachelor of Arts – Public Relations and Advertising, Management Communications

Bar Admissions:

Rhode Island

Samantha McCarthy, Esq.

Samantha is originally from North Dakota, but fell in love with the Rhode Island beaches and the accessibility of the East coast! She currently resides in Warwick, Rhode Island with her family. Samantha’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate. In her spare time, she actively volunteers with a local animal rescue where she helps to find homes for abused and neglected dogs and consults with the rescue regarding legal issues.


Samantha is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Committee, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys(NAELA), the Rhode Island chapter of NAELA, the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island, and the Board of Directors at the Hope Alzheimer’s Center in Cranston, Rhode Island where she also serves as Secretary of the Board.


She is licensed to practice law in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts state courts. Prior to starting McCarthy Law, Samantha worked for an Estate Planning firm in Cranston, RI and a Fortune 100 financial institution and trust company. She earned her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law where she was recognized by the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education for her extensive public interest legal work and commitment to public service.


Her passion for Estate Planning and Elder Law began long before she became a lawyer. From seeing the struggles of her grandfather who has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for many years, she was inspired to become involved with disability activism work during college. Through that work and her own family experience, she saw the real impact proper planning could have for families, and what a difference it could make both during life and after one’s passing.


Samantha founded McCarthy Law with a goal of making a meaningful impact in the lives of others. She prides herself on being approachable and compassionate, and believes in developing relationships with her clients that allow both parties to grow and learn. She believes her clients are amazing people who teach her new things about life and the world every day, and she is so grateful for the opportunity to serve them and be there for her clients as a partner through life’s best and hardest times.



Roger Williams University of Law
Bristol, Rhode Island
Juris Doctor

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York
Bachelor of Arts – Communications and Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions:

Rhode Island

Daphne Robson, Esq.

Daphne grew up in Lincoln, Rhode Island, where she currently lives. She earned her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. At the firm, Daphne works with clients on Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate cases. When she's not working, she is always going on nature walks, taking Pure Barre classes, baking, golfing, or snuggling her ragdoll cat, Sparrow.


Kathryn Howe

Paralegal/Office Manager

Kathryn was born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where she currently lives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College. In her spare time, you can find her in her kitchen cooking or working out at the local gym. She loves to travel abroad and has been to five different countries within the last several years.. At the firm, Kathryn works with our clients on Estate Planning matters and also handles Probate administration cases.


Alysha Brien


Alysha was born and raised in Johnston, Rhode Island where she currently lives. Alysha graduated from CCRI in 2017 with an Associate Degree in Science and received a Paralegal Certificate. At the firm, Alysha works with clients on Real Estate, Estate Planning, Medicaid, and Probate matters. When she's not working, she enjoys going to the gym, teaching dance, and spending time with her 2 dogs, Mylee and Penelope.


Mackenzie Sweet

Legal Secretary


Mackenzie was born and raised in Warwick, Rhode Island, where she currently lives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her friends and family. At the firm, Mackenzie is the legal secretary and works with our clients on scheduling appointments, case management, and also handles marketing and social media management.


Tami Olson

Legal Assistant


Tami is originally from North Dakota, but relocated to Rhode Island to be closer to her two grandchildren, who she will tell you are the light of her life. She is also a live-in caregiver for her elderly parents. In her free time she enjoys sewing or spending time reading at the beach. Prior to working at McCarthy Law, Tami worked as a nurse and as an insurance adjuster managing workplace injury claims. As a result of both her personal and professional experiences, she has an extensive medical knowledgebase, which helps in her work at the firm processing Medicaid applications, and working with long term care planning clients.


Megan Landreth

Executive Assistant and Billing Coordinator


Megan is originally from Maryland, but is now living with her husband and their daughter in Northern Virginia. She has an extensive background in administration and healthcare and is working towards obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. In her off time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and seeing all that Virginia and D.C. have to offer. When away from home she can be found in the mountains, exploring trails and waterfalls. Megan assists attorney McCarthy with all things related to firm operations.



Office Dog


Bella is Samantha's 15 year old Yorkie Schnauzer. You can find her running around the office, entertaining our clients and joining in on meetings.

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