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Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride

Experienced Attorney & Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California
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Biography

Samantha K. McBride, a distinguished family law attorney, is revered for her adept writing, meticulous attention to detail, and energetic representation. Specializing in family law, domestic violence restraining orders, support, and complex custody cases, she offers clients a custom case plan grounded in sound legal advice and a profound understanding of individual rights, goals, and interests. Clients value her for guiding them through challenging times with responsiveness and compassion, reflected in her superb 10 rating on Avvo.com.

Recognized as a California Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Samantha's expertise is highlighted in publications like West Coast Magazine and California Lawyer Magazine. Her accolades include being honored as one of the 40 Best & Brightest Under 40 by the Corona Chamber of Commerce and speaking engagements, such as the 7th Annual Cultural Competency Seminar in Los Angeles County. Super Lawyers has named her a Rising Star for 2022-2023.

Rooted in a legacy of excellence, Samantha, a tri-varsity athlete excelling in academics and sports, was raised by her grandfather, an Orange County Superior Court judge, instilling in her a balance of competitiveness and honesty. A recipient of a NCAA Division 1 soccer scholarship, she graduated with high honors in philosophy and sociology from the University of California, Riverside. Earning her Juris Doctorate from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, she passed the California State Bar Exam.

Outside the legal realm, Samantha enjoys kayaking, running, soccer, and quality time with friends and family. Samantha McBride stands as a rising star in the legal community, combining exceptional legal acumen with genuine dedication to her clients' well-being.

Education
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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University of California - Riverside
B.A. (2011) | Philosophy/Sociology
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Professional Experience
Assistant Managing Partner, Family Law Attorney
Custody Queens
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File Clerk Supervisor at Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
- Current
Attorney at Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
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Intake Specialist
Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
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Law Clerk
Legal Aid Society Of Orange County
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Certified Law Student
Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic
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Law Clerk
Law Office of Frederick McBride
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How social media can profoundly affect your divorce or custody case
West Coast Magazine
Phone Consults: An Efficient Tool for “Closing” Clients
California Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, United Way
Moving Towards a Marriage-less Society, 7th Annual Seminar Cultural Competency
Millennial Family, 7th Annual Seminar Cultural Competency
Millennial Family, California Lawyers Association
Certifications
Certified Family Law Specialist
California Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Client's Choice
Avvo
Graduate
National Family Law Trial Institute
Client's Choice
Avvo
10 Best
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Client's Choice
Avvo
40 Best & Brightest Under 40
Chamber of Commerce
10 Best
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Client's Choice
Avvo
Minor's Counsel Certification
San Diego County Bar Association
The Commitment to Service Award
Chapman University
CALI Award Criminal Procedure
Chapman School of Law
Dean's Honors List
University of California Riverside
CALI Award Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic
Chapman School of Law
Dean's Honors List
University of California Riverside
Dean's Honors List
University of California Riverside
Dean's Honors List
University of California Riverside
Dean's Honors List
University of California Riverside
Professional Associations
Corona Chamber is Commerce
Member
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Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
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Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Barrister
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Riverside County Bar Association
Member
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Riverside County Barristers
Barrister
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San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
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Chapman Law Alumni Association
Member
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State Bar of California
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 15-minute telephonic case assessment.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Samantha McBride - Family Law Attorney
Website
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
Website
Custody Queens
Videos
Do I need an attorney for my divorce? You should always consult with an attorney prior to doing anything in your case. Sometimes you do not need an attorney. Take advantage of your free initial phone consultation to discuss your desired outcomes and find out for sure. It's very important to understand how the facts of your case weave into family law. That is where consulting an attorney will help you. Do I need an attorney for my divorce? | Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC

Do I need an attorney for my divorce? You should always consult with an attorney prior to doing anything in your case. Sometimes you do not need an attorney. Take advantage of your free initial phone consultation to discuss your desired outcomes and find out for sure. It's very important to understand how the facts of your case weave into family law. That is where consulting an attorney will help you.

How to reduce the cost of a divorce? Knowing your strategy prior to filing with the court is the best way to reduce the cost of a divorce. That means before you file a petition, sit down with an attorney, have a consultation, and formulate a game plan before moving ahead. Every case is different. Each client has a different set of priorities and goals. For some, the most important thing is custody of their children. For others, it is dividing a business. How to reduce the cost of a divorce? | Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC

How to reduce the cost of a divorce? Knowing your strategy prior to filing with the court is the best way to reduce the cost of a divorce. That means before you file a petition, sit down with an attorney, have a consultation, and formulate a game plan before moving ahead. Every case is different. Each client has a different set of priorities and goals. For some, the most important thing is custody of their children. For others, it is dividing a business.

What are some qualities that make you stand out as an attorney? My own determination keeps me going in family law and it's really my "why". I have always been very focused and incredibly passionate about being good at things and family law is just a niche for me. It makes sense and I know it might sound corny but I really do enjoy learning the law and being a better attorney so that I can be a better attorney for my clients. What are some qualities that make you stand out as an attorney | Samantha K. McBride, CFLS

What are some qualities that make you stand out as an attorney? My own determination keeps me going in family law and it's really my "why". I have always been very focused and incredibly passionate about being good at things and family law is just a niche for me. It makes sense and I know it might sound corny but I really do enjoy learning the law and being a better attorney so that I can be a better attorney for my clients.

What are some qualities that make you stand out as an attorney? What sets me apart from other attorney is, I really get to know the facts of your case. My strategy is normally a mix of compassion and determination but it is not just about the one day in court. It's about the life of your case and understanding what you need to do to really have a tight family unit that gets in and out of family law court so you can move on with your life. What are some qualities that make you stand out as an attorney? | Samantha K. McBride, CFLS

What are some qualities that make you stand out as an attorney? What sets me apart from other attorney is, I really get to know the facts of your case. My strategy is normally a mix of compassion and determination but it is not just about the one day in court. It's about the life of your case and understanding what you need to do to really have a tight family unit that gets in and out of family law court so you can move on with your life.

What part of family law is most important to you? Holstrom, Block & Parke is a premier family law firm and it deals with a lot of different areas of law. I practice in family law, custody, divorce, support issues, and I really do it all. Custody is near and dear to my heart and by far the thing I'm most passionate about. What part of family law is most important to you? | Samantha K. McBride, CFLS

What part of family law is most important to you? Holstrom, Block & Parke is a premier family law firm and it deals with a lot of different areas of law. I practice in family law, custody, divorce, support issues, and I really do it all. Custody is near and dear to my heart and by far the thing I'm most passionate about.

Contact & Map
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
1897 California Ave.
Suite 102
Corona, CA 92881
Toll-Free: (888) 998-3045
Monday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
4940 Campus Dr.
Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: (888) 998-3045
Monday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed