Yousri H. Omar '07L has been selected as the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) Young Lawyers Section 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year. Omar was honored with this award during the BADC Annual Banquet on Dec. 1.
As explained in a release from the BADC, "the Young Lawyer of the Year is presented to a young lawyer whose professional and public service achievements merit special recognition. Recipients will ordinarily be D.C. lawyers who are either under the age of thirty-seven or who have been engaged in the practice of law for less than five years."
"Mr. Omar, an attorney at Vinson & Elkins, is an enthusiastic and effective advocate for the BADC’s Young Lawyer Section (YLS). Mr. Omar joined the YLS in 2008 when he began his career in Washington DC. Since then, Mr. Omar has worked tirelessly as a YLS member, Board member, and 2011 YLS Chair to increase the YLS profile, boost member participation and expand the YLS reach in the legal community. Mr. Omar now serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the BADC while still maintaining active participation in advancing YLS initiatives."
Before beginning his career at Vinson & Elkins, Mr. Omar clerked for the Honorable Michael F. Urbanski in the Western District of Virginia.
Founded in 1871, the BADC is the third oldest bar association in the United States.