Samantha Vasques

New Bedford Office
(508) 207-7016
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Sam Vasques joined Mead, Talerman & Costa in 2023. Before joining the firm, Sam served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable William P. Robinson III of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. She also spent eight years in private practice, representing a variety of commercial and governmental clients in a range of business, employment, and regulatory disputes in Providence, Rhode Island. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in state and federal courts.

Sam graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law, where she was the valedictorian and a member of the Roger Williams University Law Review. Sam completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Sam is currently the Secretary of the Portuguese-American Bar Association, and is a past President of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association.


  • B.A., University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI)


  • Co-Author, “FTC Challenges Jefferson-Einstein Merger,” Antitrust Practice Group Bulletin, American Health Lawyers Association (Mar. 6, 2020)
  • Co-Author, “Married, But Not Certified: An Overview of the Rhode Island MBE/WBE Certification Process and Its Application to Married Women,” Rhode Island Bar Journal: Volume 67, Number 2, September/October 2018
  • Co-Author, “A New Hope: Tortious Interference with an Expected Inheritance in Rhode Island,” Roger Williams University Law Review, Vol. 22, Iss. 3, No. 3 (Summer 2017)