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.
Languages spoken: French, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northeast Region Top Speaker||Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition||2001|
|Owner||Legal Defense Counsel, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Kent & McBride, P.C.||2010 - 2012|
|Associate||Droogan, McClean & Associates||2009 - 2010|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney's Office Philadelphia||2004 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania||Worshipful Master||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania||MemberMember||2010 - Present|
|Commonwealth v. Clark||Not Guilty-All Charges|
|Commonwealth v. Devore||Not Guilty-All Charges|
|Commonwealth v. Alston||Not Guilty-All Charges|
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|Philadelphia Daily News||Fighting the school-to-prison pipeline one kid at a time||2015|
|The Washington Post||He Got an Audience with the Pope Sooner than His Day in Court||2015|
|Philadelphia Daily News||With another delay, one Philly teen still stuck in school-to-prison pipleline||2015|
|Philadelphia Daily News||A chance to get on the right track for one Philly teen||2015|
|Rutgers University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Concentration in English||Plan II Honors||2000|
|Guest Lecturer-Monmouth University||Topics in Criminology||2012|
|Guest Lecturer-Northeastern University||Topics in Criminology||2009|