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Sandra S. Neuman was born on September 26, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She graduated cum laude from Duquesne University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She attended the Duquesne University School of Law where she was an executive editor of the Duquesne Law Review, a member of the Appellate Moot Court Honor Society and Order of the Barristers.  She graduated with a Juris Doctor in June of 1994 and was admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania in November of 1994. 


For 15 years Attorney Neuman has been exposed to the civil court system in Pennsylvania.  She started her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Martin J. O'Brien for the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County and for the Honorable Joseph Hudock of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.  After concluding her clerkship with the Superior Court, she accepted an associate position with the largest law firm in Butler County where she practiced in the areas of general civil litigation and school law.  Attorney Neuman has handled a wide variety of civil matters including general negligence, medical negligence, personal injury, motor vehicle law, premise liability and construction litigation.  She also served as assistant general counsel to school districts and taxing authorities and has represented school districts in student disciplinary matters.  From 2000 to 2007 Attorney Neuman worked at Gismondi & Associates, P.C. where she devoted a substantial amount of her trial practice to the area of medical malpractice.  Since joining Richards & Richards in 2007 she has been able to continue her focus as an advocate for the catastrophically injured due to medical negligence. 


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 80%
  2. Car Accident: 10%
  3. Birth Injury: 10%



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  • David C. Zimmaro

    I endorse this lawyer. Sandra is an excellent trial lawyer.


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  • Brendan Barrett Lupetin

    I endorse this lawyer. The trial closer. Sandy loves her clients and loves getting them the best outcomes be it settlement or trial verdict. I have become a better attorney from my time spent with her.


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Contact info

Richards & Richards, LLP

16020 Perry Highway
Warrendale, PA, 150867541

Richards & Richards, LLP

301 Grant St., Suite 4300
1 Oxford Center
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel Rated, Medical MalpracticeLead Counsel2015
Clients' Choice Award, Medical MalpracticeAVVO2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Lead Counsel Rated, Personal InjuryLead Counsel2015
Top 50 Women PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2014
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Top 50 Women PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 Women PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2012
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2012
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
MemberOrder of Barristers1994
Executive Articles EditorLaw Review1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Medical Malpractice AttorneyRichards & Richards, LLP2007 - Present
Litigation Associate Med Mal & Defective ProductsGismondi & Association1999 - 2007
AssociateDillon McCandless King Coulter & Graham1997 - 1999
N/ASuperior Court of Pennsylvania1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyFellow2010 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumLifetime Member2010 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumLifetime Member2010 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lowery and Tarr Vs. The Port Authority of Allegheny CountyIn favor of Plaintiff
Kilburn Vs. Moka, Tatum and Beaver Medical CenterVerdict for Plaintiff
Pfeifer Vs. UPMC McKeesport et. al.Plaintiff Verdict $5,003,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Duquesne UniversityBusiness and MarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Association for Justice Advanced Topics in Medical MalpracticeRecent Case Updates2008