Damian M. Sammons is an associate in McGivney, Kluger & Cook’s Philadelphia office where he focuses his practice on asbestos and toxic tort litigation.
Mr. Sammons’s legal career began at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted numerous trials to verdict. He subsequently began a criminal defense practice where he successfully litigated numerous bench and jury trials in multiple counties throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and was highly successful in attaining favorable verdicts for clients in the Courts of Common Pleas and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining McGivney, Kluger and Cook, Mr. Sammons joined private law firms in the greater Philadelphia / New Jersey areas, and gained experience in defending numerous corporations in matters pertaining to architectural and engineering litigation, general and commercial litigation, product and construction defect claims, professional liability, and insurance coverage. Throughout his career, Mr. Sammons achieved positive outcomes for his corporate clients through both litigation and aggressive negotiations prior to trial.
Mr. Sammons received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Plan II Honors-English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, and his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School in 2003, where he worked as the Managing Notes and Comments Editor for the Rutgers Race & the Law Review, and as a teaching assistant for appellate advocacy.
In addition to his legal work, Mr. Sammons is an admissions liaison officer to the United States Air Force Academy, and has been a Past Master and Representative to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Free & Accepted Masons.
Mr. Sammons is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northeast Region Top Speaker||Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition||2001|
|Associate||Comegno Law Group, PC||2017 - Present|
|Principal||Legal Defense Counsel, LLC||2012 - 2017|
|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|
|United States District Court for the District of New Jersey||Member||2018 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania||Representative to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania||Member||2010 - Present|
|Legal Intelligencer||New Trial for Convicted Robber After Prosecutors Dismissed Juror Because of Race||2018|
|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||Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Texas at Austin||Plan II Honors||2000|
|Guest Lecturer-Monmouth University||Topics in Criminology||2012|
|Guest Lecturer-Northeastern University||Topics in Criminology||2009|
|Commonwealth v. Enix||Win-Remand for New Trial|
|Commonwealth v. Derrick Edwards||Win-Remand for New Trial|
|Commonwealth v. Lindsay||Not Guilty-All Charges|
|Commonwealth v. Alston||Not Guilty-All Charges|
|Commonwealth v. Ravenell||Not Guilty-All Charges|
|Commonwealth v. Gainey||Not Guilty-All Charges|
|Commonwealth v. Devore||Not Guilty-All Charges|
|Commonwealth v. Clark||Not Guilty-All Charges|
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