Samia S. Young



Robins Kaplan attorney Samia Young practices a wide range of commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP, Samia gained experience as a law clerk with a prominent personal injury firm, where she drafted settlement demands, discovery requests, and complaints in addition to conducting extensive research for clients.

Samia earned her law degree at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. During law school, Samia externed for two federal judges at the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota—the Honorable Michael J. Davis and the Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz, where she further honed her legal research and writing skills. Samia also worked with American legal scholar Mark W. Osler and Attorney General Keith Ellison on reforming the Minnesota pardon and commutation system. 

Prior to working as a business litigator, Ms. Young worked in human resources at a Fortune 500 bank, where she trained a team of 20 vendors on FDIC regulations affecting the adjudication of employee background checks. Ms. Young also worked as an office manager at a nonprofit, where she reviewed and negotiated contracts.

  • Living the Mission Award (2020)
  • Recipient of National Bar Association Corporate Law Scholarship (2019)
  • Recipient of Minnesota Association for Black Lawyers Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2018)
  • Dean’s Award in Legal Writing I (2017) and Legal Writing III (2018)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2020)
  • Metropolitan State University B.A., summa cum laude (2017)
  • TCDIP 1L Info Session
    Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2019, 2020)
  • Presenter, Robins Kaplan LLP Law Student Reception, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2018, 2019)
May 24, 2021
WEBINAR | Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age
Eric Barstad, Brendan Johnson, Steve Safranski, Stacey Slaughter, Samia Young


Links to full publications and news releases.


Spring 2021
Fiduciary or Foe? Revisiting Meinhard v. Salmon
Denise Rahne, Samia Young - The Robins Kaplan Spotlight, Vol. 6, No. 1
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