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.


Kathryn Howe

Legal Assistant

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 two years. At the firm, Kathryn works with our clients on Estate Planning matters and also handles Probate administration cases.


Bridget Sova

Legal Assistant

Bridget was born and raised in Rhode Island. She graduated from Johnson & Wales and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. In her free time, she enjoys running and practicing yoga. She is always excited to try the newest local coffee shop or restaurant. At the firm, Bridget handles client scheduling and administrative tasks, and also works with our clients on Real Estate and Probate administration cases.


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

Administrative Assistant

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.

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