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Samantha Winter




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Samantha Winter McAlpin

Scottsdale attorney Samantha Winter McAlpin advises clients in the areas of estate planning and tax planning.

A summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, Samantha earned her law degree at the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2011. She received an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2015.

In addition to her legal work, Samantha is an accomplished singer, having performed the National Anthem at numerous sporting events. She serves as an Emerging Leader on the Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Council, and she volunteers as an attorney coach for the mock trial team at her alma mater, Xavier College Preparatory.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Tax Law

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Tax Law Section

State Bar of California: Trusts and Estates Section

Ohio State Bar Association

The West Virginia State Bar

Scottsdale Bar Association

Court and Bar Admissions

California, 2015

Arizona, 2014

Ohio, 2012

West Virginia, 2011

U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 2013

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2011


“Community Property Issues in Arizona,” National Bank of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Seminar, September 2016


“Guarantor Waivers of Arizona Anti-Deficiency Protection,” Sacks Tierney Client Newsletter, March 2017

Language Proficiency



LL.M. in Taxation, University of San Diego School of Law, 2015

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2011

B.A., summa cum laude, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, 2008: Flinn Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa

Community Service

Emerging Leader, Dean's Council, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University

Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach, Xavier College Preparatory


Phoenix, Arizona