Legendary Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham once said of Scott Sigman “I wouldn’t want to be on the other side of Mr. Sigman on anything. He is phenomenal.” Scott cut his teeth as a litigator in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he was assigned to the Narcotics Division. There he prosecuted Philadelphia’s most serious drug offenders and litigated quasi-civil forfeiture hearings. In 2004, Scott made headlines when he prosecuted Pennsylvania’s very first Weapons of Mass Destruction case.
Now in private practice, concentrates his practice criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, and representing companies and individuals on government regulatory investigations. Scott has tried hundreds of criminal and civil cases to trial.
He has been selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine for 2005 through 2011 and as a “2006 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer. Scott routinely serves CLE lecturer on the use of technology in the courtroom, criminal law and procedure, election law, and prosecuting felony drug cases for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute, National Black Prosecutors Association, and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Sigman is also a regularly featured guest on Eleanor Dezzi’s “Voices of the Village” on 900 AM WURD, ESPN Radio 920 AM, and “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” on CN8 as a criminal law correspondent.
Mr. Sigman received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1998. Mr. Sigman received his law degree in 2001 from Temple University where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Mr. Sigman was the Day Division Commencement Speaker and on the 2001 Dean’s Honor List. Mr. Sigman was also winner of: the Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy I and II, Best Paper in Admiralty Law, and the Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award for Trial Advocacy. Additionally, Mr. Sigman was awarded Distinguished Class Performance in the following classes: Trial Advocacy I, Legal Decision Making, Contracts I, Property, Sales, and the Federal Defenders Clinical.
Mr. Sigman is admitted to Practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Currently, Mr. Sigman is an adjunct professor at Drexel University, a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Prison Society, and serves on the Armed Services Council of the Union League of Philadelphia.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.
Reciprocal - Suspension issued in NJ, 2014
updated on 10/18/2016
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in New Jersey.
Suspension issued in PA, 2013
updated on 09/18/2013
Suspended means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.