Sam T. Ologunorisa, SAN FCIArb (UK)

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Samuel Tomi Ologunorisa is a legal luminary and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) with over three decades of legal practice. He was educated at the University of Lagos where he obtained his LLB (Hons) in 1986; Barrister at Law (BL) from the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos in 1987.

Upon his enrolment as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the year, 1987, Mr. Ologunorisa has practiced in all the Courts of superior jurisdiction in Nigeria. He received a specialized training from Harvard Law School where he earned a Certificate in Negotiation and Leadership in 2015, earlier he had obtained a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Jesus College, Oxford, London in 2014. He is a Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Member of the Body of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Founder/Proprietor and Chairman, Board of Trustees of Sam Maris University, Supare Akoko, Ondo State.

Mr. Ologunorisa as a legal practitioner of note, has contributed his quota to public service. Amongst several positions, he was the Secretary General of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Branch in the year 1994. He served meritoriously as Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Branch in 1994. He was also chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Law Reporting Committee in 1997 and was the Chairman Nigerian Bar Association Electoral Committee of the Abuja Branch, 1996.

Mr. Ologunorisa is a member of several professional associations including the African Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA). He served as Consultant to the NYSC Law Reports “The Supreme Courts Monthly Judgments” published in 1995.

In recognition of his professional contribution to the practice of law and having distinguished himself thereat, He was admitted into the inner Bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) the equivalent of the British Queen’s Counsel (QC) now King’s Council (KC) in the year 2011 by the Legal Practitioner’s Privileges Committee.

Mr. Ologunorisa SAN is member/Direction of the following bodies:

  •  Member, Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN).
  •  Director, Greenbond Finance Co. Ltd.
  •  Chairman, Board of Trustees of Sam Maris Foundation.
  •  Chairman, Board of Trustees Sam Maris University, Supare, Ondo State.

He is a member of some voluntary/recreational Organisations such as the IBB International Golf & Country Club and the Rotary Club of Garki, Abuja District, 9125 where he served as President in 2013.

Mr. Ologunorisa, SAN has published extensively in learned journals and presented learned papers at conferences/seminars on a wide array of topics but more particularly on issues of the law.

In appreciation of his humanitarian efforts, he was presented with the Rotary Club of Garki Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of his Commitment to the Rotary Club and Service to Humanity Award.

An avid golfer and a lover of the “common good for humanity”, Mr. Samuel T. Ologunorisa SAN, a philanthropist is married to Mrs. Maria Ofure Ologunorisa and the union is blessed with children.