E. Douglas DiSandro

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DiSandro & Malloy PC
E. Douglas DiSandro
DiSandro & Malloy PC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1981

Education: Widener University – Delaware Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2017 - 2024

DiSandro & Malloy PC

1760 Market Street
Suite 1201
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website


Principal and founder of DiSandro & Malloy, P.C., E. Douglas DiSandro is a 1981 graduate of the Widener University School of Law, where he obtained his law degree. Mr. DiSandro served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William Hart Rufe of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, upon graduation from law school. After completing his clerkship, he became a personal injury litigator and spent 24 years as a partner in a major center city personal injury firm before deciding to start his own personal injury law firm.

Mr. DiSandro has achieved numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for injured victims and is a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has extensive experience in representing employees of the United States Postal Service, Pennsylvania State Troopers, City of Philadelphia Police Officers and Federal Express employees injured in the line of duty. He also has extensive experience with claims of individuals injured by defective products. Mr. DiSandro has received an AV* Preeminent rating, the highest rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. He serves as a Private mediator and arbitrator as well as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas  

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Arbitration, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Mediation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.disandromalloy.com/douglas-disandro/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $1,500,000 settlement for trucking accident, $850,000 for construction site work accident, $2,025,000 recovery for workplace accident upper extremity injury, $398,000 settlement for slip and fall accident on ice and snow, $710,000 settlement for an individual who sustained a herniated disc requiring surgery after a supermarket slip and fall accident in Philadelphia County $475,000 recovery for a finger amputation in connection with a defective piece of manufacturing equipment $5.5 million recovery for a victim of a tractor trailer accident who suffered serious back injuries, $750,000 settlement in a supermarket slip and fall on liquid where the individual suffered nerve damage $1,050,000 settlement for serious injuries sustained in a head-on collision in Montgomery County $700,000 recovery in a parking lot slip and fall on ice where the individual suffered closed head trauma and other injuries,$950,000 for motor vehicle collision with leg fracture, $60,000 dogbite settlement, $400,000 for motor vehicle accident victim who suffered neck injuries, $475,000 recovery for supermarket slip and fall, $200,000 underinsured motorist award, $175,000 settlement for slip and fall at motel, $95,000 settlement for dogbite, $300,000 recovery for truck accident victim, $150,000 underinsured motorist settlement, $400,000 underinsured motorist settlement
  • 310,000 settlement for motorcycle accident, 2023
  • 355,000 settlement for slip and fall accident, 2023
  • 200,000 for pedestrian knock down accident, 2023
  • 685,000 settlement for motor vehicle accident , 2022
  • $687,000 for trucking accident, 2022
  • $700,000 settlement for slip and fall accident, 2022
Representative Clients:
  • Members of the City of Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Troopers, United States Mail Carriers, First Responders
  • AV Preeminate Rating (Highest Possible) from Martindale-Hubbell
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Habitat for the Humanities 
  • Co-Chair of St Joseph's University Loyola Society President's Board
  • Judge Pro Tempore in the Philadelphia Court System
  •  Member of Widener Law School Alumni Board 
  • Board Member Giadeamus Music Ministry
  • Discovery Master Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Prior Board Member Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Italian Lawyers Justinian Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Prior Board Member The Justinian Society
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania
Educational Background:
  • University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, 1978

Office location for E. Douglas DiSandro

1760 Market Street
Suite 1201
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-587-9900


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  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2017 - 2024

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