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  • State Bar of California 


University of California Davis School of Law, J.D.

 Rice University, B.A.

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Samantha Gavin

Senior Associate
Orange County
T: 714.557.7990
F: 714.557.7991

Samantha Gavin is a senior associate in M&R’s Orange County office. She focuses on complex litigation and class action matters.  

Many of Samantha’s contributions in the litigation process have helped result in successful judgment awards for M&R clients. She handles trial preparation, including developing trial strategy, writing motions and briefs, evidentiary objections, and aiding counsel in closing arguments and direct examinations. Additionally, Samantha has worked in the early stages of litigation to ascertain damages, draft demurrers and write pertinent motions.

Samantha is co-chair of the Women Attorneys of M&R (WAMR) and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, most recently in 2022. 

Past Experience

Prior to joining M&R, Samantha interned at the Orange County Superior Court for the Honorable Clay Smith.


Samantha earned her J.D. from the University Of California Davis School Of Law. She was nationally recognized for her outstanding performance as a student advocate, and inducted into the Order of the Barristers. While at UC Davis, she was chosen for the Trial Practice Honors Board for her excellence in trial advocacy, and represented UC Davis at numerous national mock trial competitions. She was also a Staff Editor and Publications Director for the Business Law Journal; a Class Representative; served as Vice President of the law school; and acted as a teaching assistant to first year law students in legal research, writing, and first year course subjects. 

Representative Matters

Sham Organizations & Fraud: Aided counsel in recovering $4.1M for an investor who sought recovery of his $750,000 investment; this after it was discovered that the investment funds were used to purchase personal items. Assisted counsel in trial preparation by drafting motions, developing trial strategy and preparing a PowerPoint Presentation for closing argument.