Samantha K. McBride, CFLS*

Family Law


Sam is a resourceful, detailed-oriented, and tenacious Family Law attorney who is highly regarded by her clients for her skillful writing, responsiveness, and energetic representation.

She has an exceptional understanding of the intricacies of the law and legal procedure. Sam practices in child custody, domestic violence restraining orders, divorce, and related Family Law matters and her clients rely on her to provide sound legal advice based on their unique circumstances.

Sam likes to be heavily involved in the communities she represents. She works with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Inland Empire and volunteers her time each year with Orangewood Children’s Foundation to help at-risk teens. She is a member of the Barristers Club of Riverside, the Riverside County Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association.

Sam’s focus has always been on helping people through difficult times. Her clients have been extremely appreciative of her efforts and she holds a Superb rating with

*Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.



Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014


  • Chapman University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, 2014
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy/Sociology, 2011

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2019 Graduate, National Family Law Trial Institute
  • 2018 10 Best, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018 40 Best & Brightest Under 40, Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017 Avvo Client’s Choice Award
  • 2017 10 Best, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016 Minor’s Counsel Certification, San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2014 CALI Award Criminal Procedure, Chapman School of Law
  • 2014 The Commitment to Service Award, Chapman University
  • 2011 Dean’s Honors List, University of California Riverside
  • 2010 CALI Award Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic, Chapman School of Law
  • 2007-2010 Dean’s Honors List, University of California Riverside

Professional Positions, Associations, and Memberships

  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce 2019 – Present
  • Corona Chamber of Commerce 2019 – Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association 2016 – Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association Barristers 2016 – Present
  • Orange County Bar Association 2016 – Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division 2016 – Present
  • State Bar of California 2014 – Present
  • Chapman Law Alumni Association 2014 – Present