2023 GEJ Samantha Stephey 02568 290×216 p: 410.347.1280

Sam brings a unique background in social work and the law to Gallagher’s Business Transactions Group, enabling her to establish strong connections with both colleagues and clients.

Prior to joining Gallagher, Sam worked as a full-time social worker, gaining valuable case management skills and experience working with sensitive matters, which she incorporates in her work with developers, syndicators, investors, and more.

Sam earned her JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 2023. She served as the Comments Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and was a distinguished scholar in the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society.

While in law school, Sam served as a judicial intern for Magistrate Hope Tipton, Circuit Court of Baltimore City (2022) and the Honorable Joseph M. Getty, Maryland Court of Appeals (2021).

Beyond Gallagher

When she is not assisting clients, you can find Sam hiking at Piney Run Park in Sykesville with her Jack Russell Terrier mix, Arya, or cheering on the Terps, Orioles, and Ravens. A bit of a competitor, Sam enjoys collecting and playing board games, such as Catan, Azul, and Mysterium, and challenging her husband in his annual fantasy football league.

Articles and Presentations

“Reasonable for Whom? A Consideration of the Appropriate Reasonableness Standard Where Battered Woman Syndrome Evidence is Relevant to a Duress Defense,” University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 52: Iss. 3, Article 6.

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Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, JD, 2023, summa cum laude
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, MSW, 2019
  • University of Maryland at College Park, BM, 2016
  • University of Maryland at College Park, BS, 2016, cum laude