Samantha Hansen

Paralegal

Samantha graduated from Central Washington University in 2014 with two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Law & Justice. During her tenure at CWU, she completed an internship with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services at Parke Creek Community Facility. At Parke Creek, Samantha served Washington’s highest-risk youth, ranging in age from 13 to 18, through their Juvenile Rehabilitation program. 

After graduating, Samantha relocated to Vancouver, Washington and assumed the position of Word Processing Department Manager at a large Social Security Disability law firm in downtown Portland. Samantha joined the team at Elizabeth Christy Law Firm in 2016 and provides support primarily to Elizabeth Christy and Emily Roberts. 

Samantha has been passionate about law since childhood and has always been driven to help people in need. Through her experience working with at-risk children, she has seen firsthand the significant impact that family law can have on a family or child and strives to make this process as straightforward and simple as possible for the people she assists.

Outside the office, Samantha loves to be just that: outside. This Pacific Northwest native can be frequently be found camping, horseback riding, and hiking with her husband and Basenji pup.

Honors / Awards:

  • 2014 Avvo Top Attorney in Family Law
  • 10 Rating on Avvo
  • 2014 National Academy of Family Law Attorneys: Top Ten Attorney

Publications:

  • Kukrja, R., & Roberts, E., Colorado Methods of Practice vol 3, §XIII, Chapter 97 (West Publishing)
  • Goldman, G., & Roberts, E., ENA Offers New Approach to Divorce (Law Week Colorado)