Family Law Attorney Chris Archer

Samantha W. Hancock


Sammie is an experienced litigator having defended the State of South Carolina from collateral attacks in Post-Conviction Relief (PCR) proceedings while working with the Office of the Attorney General. Sammie was raised in northwest Iowa, earned a B.A. degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminology, from The University of Oklahoma and obtained her law degree from the Charleston School of Law. During law school, Sammie studied international law in Den Haag, The Netherlands, and clerked with the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General.

Sammie focuses her practice in family law, where she understands the value of compromise, but also has the necessary courtroom experience to represent her clients well should a temporary hearing or trial become the only option. Sammie is committed to giving each of her clients the individual attention he or she deserves. She understands that many clients find the thought of divorce or attending a hearing to be overwhelming, so she strives to keep her clients advised of all possible outcomes so that they can make informed decisions. Sammie possesses a mid-Western confidence and calmness that her clients find reassuring, and other attorneys have grown to respect.


Charleston School of Law, Juris Doctor

The University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

South Carolina