Samuel Morse is an associate in Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s Civil Litigation group. Prior to joining JGL, Samuel spent a year as a law clerk for Judge Daniel A. Friedman, on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Samuel grew up in Rockville, Maryland and spent a year living and working in Israel after high school. Samuel earned his B.A. from The George Washington University, and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Following his first year of law school, Samuel was selected as a member of the International Moot Court team. As a brief writer and oral advocate, Samuel competed and advanced to the qualifying rounds in the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. After placing 2nd overall in the 2019 Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition at Maryland Law, Samuel was selected as a member of the Moot Court Board, and was named to the three-member National Moot Court Team, and a Co-Chair for the 2020 Myerowitz Moot Court Competition. As part of the national team, Samuel competed in the National Moot Court Competition in Philadelphia in 2019, where the team wrote a brief and presented oral argument in a case centered on the exhaustion of administrative remedies, and the First Amendment rights of immigrants.
While in law school, Samuel served as a legal intern at the Department of the Interior, a research assistant for Professor Danielle K. Citron, a judicial intern for Judge Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, and an intern for the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor. Not all at the same time, of course. After graduating law school, Samuel clerked for Judge Daniel A. Friedman, a judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. As a law clerk, Samuel helped Judge Friedman prepare for oral arguments in civil and criminal appeals, and write opinions in those cases.
Samuel lives in Baltimore with his wife Cyleena, their cat Layla, and their dog Leo.
- George Washington University, B.A., 2015
- University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2020
- Maryland, 2020
- District of Columbia (pending), 2021
- Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 2020
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (pending), 2021
- Order of the Barristers Award, 2020
- 2nd Place in the Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition, 2019