Samantha was the Senior Paralegal at Hennessey & Edwards for 22 years, joining the firm in 1996, and specializing in estate planning, probates, entity (corporation & limited liability company) formation/management, and private lending. Samantha is a Registered Paralegal with the Spokane County Bar Association. Following the merger with Lucent Law in 2018, Samantha has been designated as the firm’s Probate Specialist for not only full probates, but also assisting families through more informal methods of distributing a decedent’s assets, when appropriate to the circumstances.
Samantha is also the primary point of contact for existing Hennessey & Edwards clients, providing them with continuity of their legal needs, and introducing Hennessey & Edwards’ clients to Lucent Law attorneys and staff to determine the best fit for ongoing service.
Samantha was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2021 and after undergoing five months of chemotherapy, having a double mastectomy, and following up with radiation therapy, has finished her active cancer treatment as of October 2022. However, Samantha will be undergoing cancer treatment modalities for the rest of her life; and due to the surgical removal of lymph nodes, is considered to be immune-compromised. Please be prepared to wear a mask when meeting with her in our office.
Samantha was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and enlisted in the US Air Force in order to travel the world. She was stationed in Berlin, Germany from 1977 to 1981 as a linguist; during which time she had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. Samantha moved to Spokane in 1982 and has been living in the greater Spokane area since. She and her husband still enjoy grand travel adventures, from their wedding trip/honeymoon to wed on the Summer Solstice in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to a winter vacation in Reykjavik, Iceland. However, their greatest adventure is having custody of their teenage granddaughter, who brings joy and youth to their lives. Samantha feels a strong need to contribute to the betterment of the world, and you will often find her volunteering for various organizations.
She has been a Municipal Liaison for the National Novel Writing Month since 2003, where each November she organizes local events for the Spokane Region authors (approximately 250 actively writing in 2022) attempting to draft a novel during November, while also writing her own first draft of a new novel each year.