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Samantha J. Pallini

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Chicago, Illinois

Since graduating from the Syracuse University College of Law two years ago, Samantha has earned valuable experience as an Assistant Corporation Counsel (ACC) for the City of New York.  During her time as an ACC, Samantha served as lead counsel on 24 lawsuits, representing NYPD police officers and Department of Correction officers.  Prior to that, in law school Samantha graduated cum laude, served on the Executive Board of the Syracuse Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and performed impressively in annual appellate and trial competitions while also earning recognition for her pro bono work.  Samantha received CALI Awards for the top grade in both the trial and appellate writing courses, electronic discovery, and legal ethics.  In 2018, Samantha wrote a resolution for the American Bar Association, which was passed and adopted by the ABA in August 2019, at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco.


Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Government Representation
  • Employment Discrimination Defense
  • Employee Internal Investigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2019
  • Illinois, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2019


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2018
    • Honors: Pro Bono Medallion (awarded to one law student)
    • Law Review: Legal Pulse Editor, Editorial Member and Legal Pulse Editor, 2016 - 2018
  • Bradley University , Peoria, Illinois
    • B.A. cum laude - 2015
    • Major: Public Relations
    • Major: Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • CALI
  • In 2018, wrote a resolution for the American Bar Association. It was passed and adopted by the ABA in August, 2019 at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco
  • Pro Bono Medallion - given to one graduating law student

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Frederick J. Scullin. Sr.Dist. Judge ND of NY, Judicial Clerk Extern, 2016 - 2017
  • US Attorneys Ofc for ND of NY, Civil & Criminal Legal Intern (2016)


  • Kappa Delta
  • Order of Omega

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