UCI Law alum Samrah Mahmoud Accepts Public Law Center's "Law Firm of the Year" Award



The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is delighted to announce that UCI Law alum Samrah Mahmoud ('12) has accepted the Public Law Center's (PLC) Law Firm of the Year Award on behalf of Troutman Pepper.

Mahmoud, who is a partner at Troutman Pepper and serves on the PLC's Board of Directors, accepted the "Law Firm of the Year" Award from the Public Law Center at its annual Volunteers for Justice event. 

"We believe strongly in the Public Law Center's mission to provide access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents in Orange County," Mahmoud said. "The staff attorneys at PLC are wonderful partners and helped to guide us through the rewarding work. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to work with them."

In addition to Samrah, Troutman Pepper’s UCI Law alums Sheila Chen (’15), Robyn Lin (’21), Stephanie Phan (’18) and Andrick Zeen (’20), volunteered with PLC in 2021.

About Public Law Center

The Public Law Center is a pro-bono law firm that provides access to justice for low-income residents of Orange County. Last year, Public Law Center staff and volunteers provided over 65,000 hours of free legal services in handling over 4,500 cases benefiting low-income children, adults, and seniors.

About the University of California, Irvine School of Law
The University of California, Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school that provides an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, prioritizes public service, and demonstrates a commitment to diversity within the legal profession. UCI Law students have completed more than 135,000 hours of pro bono work since 2009. Forty-seven percent of UCI Law’s J.D. graduates are people of color. At UCI Law, we are driven to improve our local, national, and global communities by grappling with important issues as scholars, as practitioners, and as teachers who are preparing the next generation of leaders. The collaborative and interdisciplinary community at UCI Law includes extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, engaged alumni and enthusiastic supporters. More information on UCI Law is available here. Please follow us on Twitter @UCILaw and Facebook @UCIrvineLaw.