J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Southern California
Samantha Rifkin is a litigation associate.
Samantha was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law. She also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from USC, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Samantha was a certified law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where she assisted prosecutors in the Major Crimes Division on a high-profile, first-degree murder case. She also conducted preliminary hearings at the Airport Branch Office.
During law school, Samantha was the winner of the 2020 Hale Moot Court Honors Program Competition and served as Chair of the program in 2020-2021. In addition, she participated in USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project Clinic and was a teacher’s assistant for a first-year contracts course.
Prior to law school, Samantha was a writer on USA Network’s television series Graceland.