Samantha Bolton


Samantha joined Pippa Colman & Associates as a Director in August 2021.

Samantha has over 13 years’ experience as a lawyer, and is highly regarded and sought after for her extensive experience in parenting matters. 

Samantha is a member of the Independent Children’s Lawyer Panel and Separate Representative Panel for Legal Aid Queensland, in which she is appointed to assist in complex parenting matters in the Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Children’s Court.  

Samantha can assist clients with interstate or international relocation matters, parental alienation cases, negotiating arrangements for children after separation and preparing Parenting Plans and Consent Orders, as well as all property related matters, domestic and family violence and Child Protection matters. 

Samantha is actively involved in the local Sunshine Coast legal community. She was a committee member of the Sunshine Coast Law Association for over a decade, and during that time held the position of President from 2018 to 2020 and Vice-President from 2020-2021. From 2009 to 2018, Samantha was involved with Suncoast Community Legal Service, including President between 2012 and 2014, and a Committee Member from 2011 to 2017.  

Since 2018, Samantha is the Ambassador for the Sunshine Coast Region from the Women Lawyers Association.

She is also a Judiciary Member for the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union and is a sessional lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

More recently in 2022 Samantha was elected to the Council of the Queensland Law Society.   Council is responsible for the governance of the Queensland Law Society. 


  • Admitted Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland Roll of Lawyers
  • Entrant on Role of Practitioners, High Court of Australia
  • Current Queensland Law Society Practicing Certificate
  • Member of the Independent Children’s Lawyer Panel, Legal Aid Queensland
  • Member of the Separate Representative Panel, Legal Aid Queensland
  • Member Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPA)
  • Member WLAQ
  • Member Queensland Law Society


“Just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday. I feel so confident with you in my corner and knowing that your completely across the history. So thank you.”

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