Samantha C. Halem

Employment issues can be complicated. Samantha works closely with her clients, talking through their problems to come up with personalized solutions. She is passionate about preventive employment law, ensuring a workplace is in order before issues pop up. Samantha is committed to helping clients avoid litigation, but if litigation happens, she will work tirelessly to defend the client in court.


Samantha C. Halem practices law exclusively in the areas of employment law and employment litigation. Samantha regularly counsels clients in all aspects of employment law. She advises clients on a day-to-day basis on issues such as discipline, investigations, leaves of absence, and accommodations. She drafts handbooks, policies, employment contracts, and separation agreements, among other employment documents.

Samantha is also a successful litigator, representing clients before state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.

Samantha has also appeared before several different state human rights agencies, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in multiple jurisdictions. She has also successfully represented clients before arbitrators and in mediations.

Samantha conducts regular seminars and training sessions across the country for clients and others.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Stanford University, A.B., Political Science and History, Distinction and Highest Departmental Honors, 1994


Prior to joining Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, Samantha ran her own boutique law firm specializing in employment law and litigation. Prior to joining the firm that would eventually become Marshall Halem, LLC in 2003, Samantha served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard A. Paez at both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. Samantha subsequently worked as an associate in the labor and employment departments of both the California law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP and the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter, LLP.

Publications & Appearances


  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association


  • Ranked by Super Lawyers as Top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts, 2018 – 2020
  • Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2014 – present
  • Named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2012

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