Marina Samson is a practicing attorney and her legal practice includes a wide range of state and federal court matters, with emphasis on and labor and employment, civil rights, business litigation, and white-collar crime. Marina is skilled in handling civil cases in State and Federal Courts from inception to successful resolution through all stages of litigation. Marina is experienced in defending individuals and businesses through governmental investigations and prosecution, including but not limited to alleged fraudulent misconduct, money laundering, health care, and financial fraud.
Marina has served as a judicial extern to the Honorable André Birotte for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, and as a two-term full-time law clerk to the United States Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, where she was on numerous trial teams prosecuting Public Corruption, Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering, National Security, and RICO cases. Marina is passionate about justice and advocacy.
Marina was born in Armenia and attended primary school in three different languages in three different continents. Marina arrived in the United States after the collapse of the Soviet Union with her family with basic English skills. Marina mastered the language and immediately integrated into the American culture. Her love of the United States History and Constitution inspired her to pursue a career in law.
Marina graduated from Loyola Marymount University on the Dean's List and the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor. She went on to receive her J.D. at Southwestern Law School, where she received multiple scholarships, including the Dean's Merit Scholarship. Marina is a recipient of CALI for Excellence and Witkin Awards for the highest grade in Constitutional Law. Marina is fluent in English, Russian and Armenian.
Attending her daughter’s basketball games at Claremont McKenna is at the top of her list. Other favorite activities include attending the LA Opera and playing golf.