Sameen Abdullah

Texas Workforce Commission

June 2017
by Whitney Keltch

Sameen Abdullah (“Sam”) works as a hearing officer at the Texas Workforce Commission, where he focuses in various aspects of employment law. Prior to working for the Commission, Sam concentrated in family law as well as commercial litigation. As a litigator, he has represented a diverse group of individuals in various case settings.

Sam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but made a beeline for Texas as soon as he could. His passion for helping others drove him to become a lawyer. Sam attended college at the University of Texas, where he majored in cognitive psychology. He then went on to graduate from Texas Tech School of Law.

Outside of his legal practice, Sam enjoys giving back to his community. He was a member of the 2016 DAYL Leadership Class that focused its efforts on a volunteer challenge called “April Adventures.” During this competition, Sam volunteered his time with Soupmobile, which feeds and shelters the homeless, and at the Trinity River Mission, which mentors youth in West Dallas. He is also a member of the DAYL Generation Generosity Committee and a co-chair of the DAYL Social Committee.

Not only is Sam a successful attorney and an involved DAYL member, but he also sings and dances! You can see him in this year’s performance of Bar None’s Law Law Land. Sam’s passion for helping others, dynamic law practice, and involvement in our Dallas legal community are just a couple of reasons why he is this month’s One to Watch. Break a Leg Sam!