Samuel Mukiibi has been an associate with Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey since 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mukiibi served as a Judicial Fellow to the Honorable Jacqueline F. Allen and as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward C. Wright, both in the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District.
Mr. Mukiibi is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He previously served as a Co-liaison to the State Civil Litigation Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association and as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division for the Philadelphia Bar Association. Mr. Mukiibi is a member of The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, a professional association which addresses the needs and development of minority lawyers in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas through programming, outreach and education, seminars, cultural events and publications.
Mr. Mukiibi earned his Juris Doctor from Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law. At graduation, Mr. Mukiibi was presented with the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements in Experiential Education for his role as a Certified Legal Intern in the Civil Litigation Field Clinic with Philadelphia Legal Assistance. Mr. Mukiibi received the award as a result of successfully trying thirteen (13) cases in the Court of Common Pleas, Family Court Division. During law school, Mr. Mukiibi volunteered pro bono at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and Counsel (HIAS) preparing deferred action petitions for childhood arrivals. He also worked at the law school’s Legal Research Center assisting reference attorneys and mastering various legal research techniques. Mr. Mukiibi additionally served as an elected representative to the Student Bar Association and notably lobbied for a student vote on the professor hiring committee before serving on the committee himself.
Mr. Mukiibi earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park in Economics and Government & Politics. As a senior at the University of Maryland, he was the sole student selected to lead an audit of the Student Government Association’s $1.5 million budget, comprised of a $35.00 activity fee paid by every student. The University ultimately published Mr. Mukiibi’s report titled, The First Financial Audit of the Student Government Association, U. of Maryland (2009). After college, Mr. Mukiibi traveled as a journalist writing about foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa for Summit Business Review.
Born in Kampala, Uganda, Mr. Mukiibi recalls his first time seeing snow when his family moved to the United States during the winter blizzard of 1996. Mr. Mukiibi grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he developed a passion for golf and basketball. Mr. Mukiibi was part of the 2016–2017 firm basketball team, which had an overall record of (13 – 2) in the Philadelphia Lawyers Basketball League.
Mr. Mukiibi currently resides in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia with his wife, Caroline, who refuses to teach him Japanese.