Damian Sammons is Of Counsel in MKCI’s Philadelphia, PA office where he focuses his practice on asbestos, talc and toxic tort litigation. He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, from drafting of pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions and trial documents, to conducting depositions, arguing motions, and taking trials to verdict.
Damian’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 MKCI, Damian 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, Damian achieved positive outcomes for his corporate clients through both litigation and aggressive negotiations prior to trial.
In addition to his legal work, Damian 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.
Damian obtained 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. He earned is Bachelor of Arts degree in Plan II Honors-English from the University of Texas at Austin.