Samuel Starkman is a financial services associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Toronto office.
Samuel received his JD from Queen's University. His academic success saw him earn the course prize for highest standing in both Trademarks and Unfair Competition and Animals, Politics, and the Law. Samuel participated in an academic exchange at Tel Aviv University during the fall semester of his third year.
During law school, Samuel undertook many leadership roles within the Queen's Law community, serving as an executive member of the Queen's Law Cancer Society and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and as a group leader for Queen's Law Orientation 2014.
Prior to law school, Samuel attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with an honours bachelor of arts degree (major in history and minor in business administration). During his undergraduate studies, he worked at the University of Ottawa's International Office and as a researcher at the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam.
After completing his first year of law school, Samuel successfully secured a summer position with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) in Manhattan. At NYLAG, Samuel was a member of the LegalHealth department, offering legal services to low-income New York residents who were also being treated for medical issues in New York hospitals. His summer experience exposed him to a variety of interesting cases in many legal areas, such as landlord-tenant disputes, immigration law and family law.