As legal circles and well-wishers come together to celebrate the remarkable journey of Sammie Somiari, SAN, on the occasion of his 50th birthday, we reflect on the impactful legacy of this distinguished legal practitioner.
Born on November 10, 1973, in Bonny, Rivers State, Nigeria, to the esteemed family of the late Chief and Mrs. Somiari, Sammie’s illustrious career spans over 22 years, marked by significant contributions to legal jurisprudence in Nigeria.
Educated at Port Harcourt Primary School and Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, Port Harcourt, Sammie attained his LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Benin, subsequently being called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. His dedication to the field is further exemplified by his profound expertise in maritime law, reinforced by numerous certifications and continuous learning endeavours.
Sammie Somiari, SAN, has left an indelible mark on the legal landscape, notably through his involvement in pivotal cases such as the renowned Ibegwura v. PDP. His commitment to the legal profession is echoed through his membership in esteemed associations, including the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA).
His fellowships at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) further underscore his dedication to legal excellence.
Beyond his legal prowess, Somiari SAN’s benevolent spirit shines through his philanthropic initiatives. Notably, the establishment of the DDS Foundation demonstrates his unwavering commitment to assisting and educating individuals grappling with asthma and other allergic conditions.
On this momentous occasion, we extend our heartfelt wishes for Sammie Somiari’s continued success, good health, and prosperity in all his future endeavours. Happy 50th birthday, Sammie Somiari SAN!
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