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Andrew B. Sacks

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1984
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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Sacks received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College (1981) and his Juris Doctor degree from Dickinson School of Law (1984).


He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits.


Mr. Sacks began his legal career practicing personal injury law in Philadelphia. Soon he was also administrating several legal service plans for large labor unions (including Lodge 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police), servicing a collective membership of more than 50,000 members and their families.

In 1994 Mr. Sacks purchased his employer’s assets and launched the present firm. The firm continued to handle personal injury, medical malpractice, and maritime matters. In addition, significant efforts were now devoted to representing plaintiffs in toxic tort and environmental contamination litigation. The direction of the practice changed immediately, as it diversified in order to represent a broader client base.


A satellite firm was formed in New Orleans, closer to the clients whose land had been contaminated. The firm rapidly pioneered N.O.R.M. litigation, eventually resulting in the largest, single-landowner verdict in the nation’s history. We are still one of the country’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms in N.O.R.M. litigation, as well as in other environmental and toxic tort matters.


Within the framework of the new partnership of Sacks, Weston, and Petrelli, Mr. Sacks maintains his dual interests in general practice law and environmental law, with special focus on pursuing litigation against any company or industry that damages the environment or injures property or individuals. He is justifiably proud that he is one of the few U.S. attorneys who has handled two cases in excess of $1 billion and has settled over a dozen cases each for millions of dollars. In addition to pursuing his law-related interests, Mr. Sacks is a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.

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Posted by William | November 14, 2012
Mr. Sacks and his firm helped me through a very difficult time in my life.
Posted by Lisa Dougherty | November 14, 2012
Outcome Excellent!
I found Andrew Sacks and his staff very professional, knowledgeable, and outstanding with outcomes. I would recommend his firm time and time again.
Posted by Douglas | November 13, 2012
Client Review of Andrew Sacks
I have worked with Andrew for almost two decades now. He is a brilliant attorney. He has always been there when I have needed him most. I find his hard work and dedication to the Law admirable. I would highly recommend him.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sacks Weston Diamond LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sacks, Weston & Petrelli, LLC.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Managing Partner
  • Sacks Weston
  • 1994 - 2012


  • Dickinson School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Grinnell College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • $14 million settlement in Kentucky against Ashland Oil
  • $14 million to settle more than 5,000 third-party claims as well as damages
  • $1 billion verdict against Exxon
  • $1 billion verdict against Exxon


  • American Trade Association of Cannabis and Hemp
  • Of Counsel
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Awesome Attorneys
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

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Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Nov 13
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"I endorse this lawyer. Bright articulate and hard working and creative trial attorney."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Nov 13
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Philadelphia Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Andrew B. Sacks
Andrew B. Sacks
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 38 years
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