Samantha Lewis is an Assistant Attorney General in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. She graduated from Boston University (BA in Economics, BA in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration and Management), and is a 2016 graduate of The George Washington University Law School. Samantha began her career in corporate law and transitioned to litigation in 2019.

Prior to her current position as Assistant Attorney General with the State of Maryland, she practiced at a civil defense firm representing a wide array of companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Samantha is a member of the DC Bar and New York State Bar. She also volunteers and mentors with Boston University’s Washington, DC Study Abroad Program and Alumni Association. She enjoys spending time with her family in New York and friends, traveling, and reading up on current events.

Samantha was nominated for a spotlight by WBA member Kevin Shehan: “I nominated Samantha, because of her commitment to public service.”

When did you join the WBA?
I joined shortly after my graduation from law school in 2016.

What committees/forums have you been involved in?
The Young Lawyers Committee.

Why did you join the Women’s Bar Association?
I joined the Women’s Bar Association to meet local female attorneys, learn about their experiences in the field, and make meaningful connections in the legal community.

What benefits do you get from being a part of the WBA and why do you think others should join?
The Women’s Bar Association’s community is tight-knit and welcoming. The advice and guidance that I have received from other WBA members throughout the years have been invaluable to my career progression. Additionally, the WBA’s programming is unique and enriching, and I appreciate what the WBA does to support the advancement of women in the profession.

Do you have a mentor/hero?
I am grateful to have multiple mentors and heroes in my life who have helped me get to where I am today, especially my mother. Growing up and observing her break the proverbial “glass ceiling” in her profession inspired me to do the same. She always taught me the importance of pursuing your dreams no matter what obstacles you may face.

What words of advice do you have for women new to the profession?
The path to achieve your ultimate goals is not always linear. The legal industry is vast and diverse. Be open to learn about other areas of the law that you may not have necessarily considered in law school. It may open your eyes to your true north.

What is the best advice you have received?
Throughout every phase of my life, my grandfather has said to me: “the cream always rises to the top.” In other words, if you work hard and try your best, you will be successful in whatever you set out to do.