Samuel graduated from Dartmouth College in 2007. He earned his law degree with honors from Brooklyn Law School in 2017.
During law school, he interned at the Defense Appellate Division with the U.S. Army’s JAG Corps where he helped draft a brief in a death penalty case. Samuel also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, assisting federal prosecutors in the Complex Frauds and International Narcotics Divisions. After graduating law school, Samuel clerked at the Staff Attorney’s Office for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where he helped judges with a variety of appellate matters, including habeas petitions and immigration appeals. Prior to joining the Federal Public Defender’s Office as a trial attorney, he worked at a boutique criminal defense firm, defending people accused of international conspiracy offenses. Before becoming a lawyer, Samuel served as police officer in New York City for several years.
He is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Texas, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.