Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Robert DiSandro graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School before receiving his undergraduate degree in finance from Saint Joseph’s University in 2012 where he graduated cum laude. He then received his law degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 2015, where he also graduated cum laude. Mr. DiSandro gained courtroom experience very early on in his career during a Philadelphia Public Defender Association Externship while still in law school. Rather than attend class, he would spend every Friday in Court in Philadelphia representing criminal defendants in preliminary hearings and bench trials.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. DiSandro worked for a regional claimant’s workers’ compensation firm where he developed an intimate understanding of the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system and its interaction with third-party personal injury cases. Mr. DiSandro’s experience handling workers’ compensation matters provides him with the knowledge to navigate the many issues that arise when an accident results in both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim, a common scenario in workplace and construction site accidents.
Mr. DiSandro then moved on to spend over five years at a highly respected civil litigation defense firm. There he specialized in construction accidents, workplace injuries, and product liability matters working directly with one of the most experienced defense trial attorneys in the region. Mr. DiSandro became part of a trial team that was regularly retained in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases stemming from construction site and workplace accidents, many of which were tried to verdict. Oftentimes, this team was retained months, if not weeks, before trial and tasked with preparing and trying cases prior counsel could not settle.
In addition to frequent trials, Mr. DiSandro’s team was regularly asked to conduct mock jury focus groups in catastrophic injury matters, such as accidents resulting in amputations and traumatic brain injuries. Mr. DiSandro was tasked with presenting actual cases to mock juries (typically about thirty individuals selected from the venue in which the case was pending) to test the strengths and weaknesses of potential arguments, develop trial strategy, and gain insight into case value.
Robert DiSandro now exclusively handles Plaintiff’s personal injury matters with a focus on construction accidents, workplace injuries, and product liability matters. Mr. DiSandro utilizes the knowledge and skills that he gained from defending construction companies, product manufacturers, and large corporations for the benefit of his injured clients and their families.
Mr. DiSandro is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in Delaware and New York.