Biography of Vini Elizabeth Samuel

I’ve practiced law in Grays Harbor since graduating from Seattle University Law School in 1997. I received my bachelor’s degree in History and English from Western Washington University. 

My family and I chose to live on the Harbor because it’s a lot like my home town of Juneau, Alaska, with lots of trees, fish and rain. I fill my free time in my church, local politics and an extensive family.

Community activity

  • Past member of the Montesano City Council (mayor pro tem, nine years of service)
  • Rotary Club, Aberdeen
  • Alumni Board, Western Washington University
  • Member and Past Officer in Grays Harbor Bar Association
  • Member, Thurston County Bar Association

Admitted to practice

  • Washington State, 1997
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 1999
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008