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Scott Philip Sigman

Litigation Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

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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.

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Licensed for 21 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/04/2022
State NJ
Status Suspended
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/07/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details

Contact Scott

Law Offices of Scott Sigman
2016 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
A Solid Layer
Scott is a really good lawyer. He knows his stuff in-and-out and has gone above and beyond to make sure I know all of my options when I needed it. He's very thorough and I'd definitely recommend him.
Posted by Barbara | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Scott was my lawyer in 2011 & 2012
I felt very comfortable having Scott as my lawyer! He took his position very serious. I don't think I could ever thank him enough for everything he has done for me and my family!!
Posted by Damian | January 30, 2013
Top Notch
What can I say, sometimes we find ourselves in a tight spot. Don't take a knife to a gunfight. Scott defended me throughly and treated me with dignity, I walked away and learned from the misunderstanding with no criminal record, with the charges dropped. Maybe I didn't need "the best" but better safe than sorry when it comes to the judicial system, I hired Scott and would recommend him to anyone that is in need of a serious criminal lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-475 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

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.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of A. Charles Peruto, Jr.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Drexel University
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Ramy Djerassi, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Founder & Partner
  • Sigman & Zimolong, LLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Bochetto & Lentz, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD
  • 2001
  • The American University
  • BA
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Tony Payton And The Democratic Voters Of The 179th Legislative District V. Emilio Vazquez And 20 Democratic Voters And Electors
  • Payton is the State Rep in the 179th
  • In Re: Nomination Petition Of Emilio Vazquez For The 179th District In The Pennsylvania House Of Representatives
  • Payton is the Democratic Nominee
  • Commonwealth v. James Hogeland
  • Convicted
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Associations

  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Flotilla Staff Officer
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Legion Post 405
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • The Union League of Philadelphia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Free and Accepted Masons
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • The Pennsylvania Society
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • The Justinian Society
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Governors
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Bench Bar Conference Committee
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Chair Elect
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Lawyers Club of Philadelphia
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Pen & Pencil Club
  • Associate Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • MS Society 2006 Leadership Class
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Bar Association Nominating Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • District Attorneys’ Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Vesper Club
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Variety Club
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • US Dept of Justice North Philadelphia Weed & Seed
  • Vice President, Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2014
  • The Louis Brandeis Law Society
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Temple American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Vice Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
  • The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Pyramid Club
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Financial Secretary
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Temple Law Alumni Association
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2003 - 2013
  • The Louis Brandeis Law Society
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • YLD Zone Chair
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Friends of the American Red Cross
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Section Executive Board
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Young America PAC
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Pennsylvania Narcotic Officers Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2012
  • US Dept of Justice North Philadelphia Weed & Seed
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Young lawyers Division Executive Board
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Philadelphia East Division Crime Victims Services
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Professional Responsibility Committee
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Lawyers Club of Philadelphia
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2013
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Federal Courts Committee
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Municipal Courts Committee
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Awards

  • Mark Crater Award for Outstanding Commitment & Achievements
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Service to the Philadelphia Weed & Seed
  • Philadelphia Weed & Seed
  • 2012
  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Publico Award
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2010
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2006
  • 2006 Lawyer on the Fast Track
  • 2006
  • Pennsylvania Senate Citation
  • Pennsylvania Senate
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • 2005
  • City of Philadelphia Citation
  • Philadelphia City Council
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Magazine Law & Politics
  • 2005
  • Outstanding Service in Public Safety
  • Mariane Bracetti Charter School Police Department
  • 2004
  • Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award in Trial Advocacy
  • Temple University
  • 2001
  • Outstanding Service
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 2001
  • Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy II
  • 2000
  • Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy I
  • 1999
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 1999
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to the Prisoner Reentry Network
  • Prisoner Reentry
  • 2014
  • Information and Access: Clicks for Reentry
  • Prisoner Reentry
  • 2014
  • American College of Osteopathic Physicians
  • Contract Negotiations
  • 2013
  • American College of Osteopathic Physicians
  • Contract Negotiations
  • 2011
  • American College of Osteopathic Physicians
  • Contract Negotiations
  • 2010
  • American College of Osteopathic Physicians
  • Contract Negotiations
  • 2009
  • Top Gun: Undercover Drug Law Enforcement Training
  • Prosecuting a Drug Case
  • 2009
  • Criminal Justice Mentoring Summit
  • Criminal Case Preparation
  • 2008
  • The People’s Law School
  • The People’s Law School
  • 2007
  • Don’t Forget Your Ethics, Personal Injury Potpourri
  • Don’t Forget Your Ethics
  • 2007
  • My First Federal Jury Trial
  • My First Federal Jury Trial
  • 2007
  • The Ins and Outs of Election Law
  • The Ins and Outs of Election Law
  • 2007
  • The People’s Law School
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • 2006
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office CLE
  • Using Trial Technology in a Criminal Jury Trial
  • 2005
  • The People’s Law School
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • 2005
  • National Black Prosecutors Association 2005 Annual Conference
  • Drug Diversionary Programs in the U.S.
  • 2005
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference
  • Using Trial Technology in a Jury Trial
  • 2004
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office CLE
  • Using Trial Technology in a Criminal Jury Trial
  • 2004
  • The People’s Law School
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • 2004
  • Top Gun Drug Prosecution Course
  • Direct & Cross Examination with Technology
  • 2004
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office CLE
  • Using Trial Technology in a Criminal Jury Trial
  • 2003
  • The People’s Law School
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • 2003
  • The People’s Law School
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • 2002
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Philadelphia Litigation Lawyer Scott Philip Sigman
Scott Philip Sigman
Litigation Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 21 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details