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Samantha Gilchrist


Samantha Gilchrist’s dynamic blend of education, experience, and personal style promises to make a significant impact in family law.

Originally from Chicago, Samantha relocated to Phoenix in 2019 to pursue her law degree and immediately fell in love with Arizona’s vibrant outdoor community and sun-drenched landscape. Outside of her professional endeavors, Samantha is an avid hiker, a fitness enthusiast with a passion for workouts, and an explorer of National Parks. Her zest for life and love for the outdoors mirrors her energetic approach to her legal career.

Educational Journey

Samantha’s academic credentials are both impressive and inspiring. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the prestigious Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, earned in 2022, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated in 2019. These academic achievements mark her as a dedicated and knowledgeable professional, ready to tackle the complexities of family law with confidence and expertise.

Diverse Legal Background

Before joining Modern Law, Samantha gained valuable experience in a variety of legal settings, including a private criminal defense firm, a tax firm within a larger personal injury firm, and as an independent mediator and arbitrator. Her time in criminal defense, in particular, sharpened her advocacy skills and underscored the importance of a strong client-attorney relationship. These experiences have equipped her with robust legal writing abilities and a deep understanding of client needs, which she believes will be instrumental in her success in family law.

A Fresh Perspective on Family Law

Despite being new to family law, Samantha’s decision to specialize in this area stems from a heartfelt desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives during their most challenging moments. Her approach to client interactions balances empathy with honesty, ensuring that every client feels supported yet informed about the realities of their case. Samantha’s collegiate involvement with domestic violence awareness has also given her a nuanced understanding of the dynamics of personal relationships, further informing her empathetic approach to family law.

Vision for the Future

Samantha envisions her role at Modern Law as one of advocacy, support, and positive impact. She aims to be seen not just as an attorney, but as a dedicated ally to her clients, helping navigate them through their legal challenges with both compassion and competence. Though new to family law, her dedication to detail and her ability to glean comprehensive information from clients promise to aid in achieving the best outcomes for those she represents.

Beyond the Law

At home, she enjoys the companionship of Mia and Bella, two Australian Shepherds, who add joy and energy to her life outside the courtroom.

Samantha Gilchrist represents a new wave of legal professionals at Modern Law, poised to bring a blend of passion, empathy, and expertise to the field of family law. Her journey from the Windy City to the sunlit paths of Arizona has shaped her into a formidable advocate for her clients, ready to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those she serves.


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