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Damian M. Sammons was born in Norman, Oklahoma on February 27, 1977. Damian graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Plan II Honors, 2000) and Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D., 2003).


 


Damian began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia under the administration of Lynne Abraham. As a prosecutor, he litigated hundreds of preliminary hearings and criminal trials and attained convictions against enumerable criminals in both the Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas leading to the sentencing of criminal defendants to prison, parole and probation. In addition, Mr. Sammons complimented his criminal law specialty with the litigation of numerous civil actions in injunction against nuisance real estate resulting in the closure of several nuisance bars involved in the sale and distribution of narcotics in Philadelphia.


 


After leaving the District Attorney’s office and working for small civil defense firms, Mr. Sammons began his criminal defense practice where he now fights for the rights of Philadelphia citizens.


 


In addition to litigating numerous cases, Damian has lectured at Monmouth University and Northeastern University to undergraduate students on the topic of Criminal Justice and Ethics and is a student of the art of Kendo.


 


Damian is admitted and licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Languages spoken: French, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    14 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 5%
    7 years, 6 cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Louis Anthony Mincarelli

    Damian is an excellent attorney who always fights extremely hard for his clients. I highly recommend and endorse him to represent anyone looking for a criminal attorney.

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    Louis Mincarelli Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Tamika T. McKoy

    Mr. Sammons is a skillful litigator who goes above and beyond for his clients. He is knowledgeable, diligent and very thorough. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.

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    Tamika McKoy Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Legal Defense Counsel, LLC.

1515 Market Street.
Suite. 1200
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200404/02/2016
NJActive200412/09/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northeast Region Top SpeakerThomas Tang Moot Court Competition2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLegal Defense Counsel, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateKent & McBride, P.C.2010 - 2012
AssociateDroogan, McClean & Associates2009 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office Philadelphia2004 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Free & Accepted Masons of PennsylvaniaWorshipful Master2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaMemberMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. ClarkNot Guilty-All Charges
Commonwealth v. DevoreNot Guilty-All Charges
Commonwealth v. AlstonNot Guilty-All Charges
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Texas System, AustinConcentration in EnglishPlan II Honors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Lecturer-Monmouth UniversityTopics in Criminology2012
Guest Lecturer-Northeastern UniversityTopics in Criminology2009