25 Years Of Helping The Injured. Max Compensation With Personal Attention & Compassion
My life’s work has been to use my skill, experience and compassion to help people through the countless challenges they face after being injured. I have ratings of 10.0 from AVVO and AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ratings possible from the largest independent attorney review sites. I mention this not to brag, but only so you can trust I have the ability to help you when you are making the important decision of who to hire if you are in need of legal representation.
I'm now in my 25th year of helping injured people. My philosophy is to treat you the way I’d want to be treated if I were in your situation. I’ll work tirelessly to make sure you get justice. My main goal is to earn your respect through the quality of the service I provide.
The past 25 years and my entire professional life have been devoted to the practice of injury law. I gained invaluable experience by working at every position in a busy personal injury firm during law school. I fetched coffee, ran errands, gave rides to clients, answered phones and performed paralegal support work. I was hired as an associate attorney by this same injury firm after graduating from law school.
After working for several years as an associate attorney handling personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, I founded my own firm in 2002. By learning every aspect of personal injury practice from the ground up, I bring a unique perspective to my representation of clients that provides you with exceptional attention to every detail of your case.
Every injury is personal to me. You can trust that I have the skill, experience and dedication to help you. I limit the number of cases I take in so I can handle each case personally. I put my experience to work for you so that you can be assured that you will receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
No fees or expenses are charged unless we recover compensation for you. Flexible appointments are available to meet your needs. I can even come to you if your injury prevents you from being able to get to my office.
In addition to my experience, our former long time paralegal was a claims manager at a major national insurance company for many years. This provides us with an edge that many firms don’t have. Since we know things the insurance companies don’t want you to know about how the claims process works, we can obtain the best compensation possible for each case.
I invite you to contact us and ask questions of me and my firm. We think of ourselves as a family. Our goal is to make each of you feel like you’re part of our family too as we help you through difficult times.
|RI||Authorized to practice law||1995||11/08/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Front Page Featured Article||Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly Magazine||2014|
|Published Case Report||New England Jury Verdict Reporter||2014|
|Top Contributor Car Accident||Avvo||2014|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society||Widener University School of Law||1994|
|President||Sands Law Offices||2005 - Present|
|Partner||Nicholson & Sands, LLP||2002 - 2005|
|Associate||Pollock Law Offices||1995 - 2002|
|Legal Intern||Pollock Law Offices||1993 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|Rhode Island Association for Justice||Board of Governors||N/A|
|United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|Rhode Island State Bar||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers||Attorney||N/A|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||Board Member- Ethics & Professionalism Committee||N/A|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||Board Member- Fee Arbitration Committee||N/A|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||Board Member- Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee||N/A|
|Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly||$625K award obtained despite ‘litigation anxiety’||2014|
|Sands Law Offices Blog||Why Should I Pay a Personal Injury Lawyer? They Admitted Fault||2014|
|New England Jury Verdict Review & Analysis||Case Settlement Report||2014|
|Sands Law Offices Blog||Motorcycle Safety Tips||2014|
|PRWEB||RI Personal Injury Attorney Secures $625,000.00 Car Accident Settlement For||2014|
|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Rhode Island||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Warwick Veterans Memorial High School||High School Diploma||1986|
|Lawyers Weekly||The Impact of Litigation Anxiety- Cover Story Interview||2014|
|$ 625,000.00 Auto Accident||Structured Settlement|
|$ 280,000.00 Auto Accident||Settlement / Complaint Drafted|
|$ 3,500.00 Auto Accident||Settlement|
|$ 75,000.00 Workers' Compensation||Litigation/Settlement|
|$ 300,000.00 Premise Liability||Litigation|
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