Hamidah Famuditimi came to PBRC in the summer of 2020. She works on the Courtroom Advocacy Project, PBRC’s limited-scope courthouse-based pro bono clinics for consumers and tenants in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. Before joining PBRC, Hamidah was a Sr. Legal Analyst at T. Rowe Price where she supported e-discovery and compliance projects.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Upper Marlboro, MD, about 30 minutes from Washington, D.C, and an hour from Baltimore, MD. My parents are Nigerian, so I am first generation Nigerian-American.
Where did you go to school and what was your major/focus? I studied Political Science Pre-Law at Morgan State University. I loved college and participated in a ton of extracurricular activities.
What brought you to Baltimore?
I went to college in Baltimore for undergrad and decided to stay after I graduated.
What are your interests/hobbies? Road trips are always fun. I love going to concerts, the type of music or the performer doesn’t matter to me, I just enjoy the atmosphere.
How did you connect with PBRC? I met MatZyonna Howard (HPP Project Coordinator) in college, and we became good friends. I always thought the work she did was valuable and exciting. When a position became available, I eagerly applied and have loved working here ever since.
What were you doing prior to working here? Before joining PBRC, I was a Sr. Legal Analyst at T. Rowe Price where I supported e-discovery and compliance projects, and worked remotely for an educational consulting company part-time. Prior to that, I was an IP Legal Specialist at Arent Fox where I prepared and filed patent applications with the USPTO.
What do you do at PBRC? I’m a Paralegal for the Courtroom Advocacy Project. I support the activities of the Consumer Protection Project and the Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Gaining acceptance into law school is my proudest professional accomplishment. I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer and am thankful to be one step closer to achieving that goal.
What quote has particular meaning to you? “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life is so much more fulfilling when you consistently dedicate time and genuine effort to serving others.
What has been your most meaningful experience with PBRC? Every day at PBRC is a great day for me. We make an impact by providing immediate relief to our clients, and they truly appreciate the support and guidance we provide.
What do you appreciate about PBRC’s mission? PBRC provides access to critical services that underprivileged communities would not have access to otherwise. The work we do plays a key role in breaking barriers, and our diverse programs and services make it easy to reach a variety of people across Maryland.
Tell us something random about yourself. I went sailing for the first time last summer and have been obsessed with the sport ever since. Hopefully, I’ll be able to buy a boat one day.