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Samantha B. Jones, 26

Associate, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal

Samantha B. JonesLocation: St. Louis

Practice area(s): Family law

Law school: Saint Louis University

Samantha Jones might have been practicing law for a short time, but don’t let that fool you. Her nominator said she operates at a level that others — even those who have practicing for decades longer — simply can’t.

“When I think of someone with skill, professional accomplishment and leadership far beyond their years, I immediately think of Sammie,” her nominator wrote. “She has skills that most lawyers would hope to have at some point before they retire.”

Jones said she knew since kindergarten she wanted to be a lawyer. In her senior year of high school, she began an internship working for Alisse Camazine, a founding attorneys of the firm where she now is an associate. She was hooked from the first day.

Jones tries to deflect attention from herself, according to her nominator, who wrote that she consistently gives back to the community through service with such organizations as Powered by Hope, the Joshua Chamberlain Society, Gateway to Hope and the St. Patrick’s Center.

She also has been compared to a train, her nominator wrote: “If she’s going in a direction, you either need to jump on board or get out of the way because there is nothing that will stop her.”

What advice do you have for young lawyers? 

Don’t be afraid to say yes. And find a mentor who you admire both professionally and personally.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney? 

I had a client recently tell me that, in his opinion, without me he would have never been able to see his son again. Knowing that I played a role in bringing them together and the relationship that they will have for many years to come is a very good feeling.

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