Andrea Sasso and Kristin Buddle of Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Law along with co-host Joe Dougherty join forces to debut a new show. Today they are joined by Adam Kotlar & Justin Cohen, Partners at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen.
SPONSOR: Tony Schuler of Pinnacle Medical Plus
ANDREA SASSO began her legal career working as a paralegal for a well-respected insurance-defense firm in 2010 while attending Widener University School of Law at night. She continued to work as an attorney on the defense side for several years defending complex toxic tort, motor vehicle, trucking and construction cases. Andrea’s experience representing insurance companies has proven to be invaluable, giving her a unique understanding of how to develop cases and anticipate strategy with the defense perspective in mind.
Andrea has an intimate understanding of how an accident or malpractice can affect a person and their family. Her strong communication skills enable her to translate the effects of an injury to a jury to maximize compensation for her clients. She understands what is necessary to obtain a great result and will not quit until she accomplishes that goal.
Andrea has successfully represented injured victims and litigated numerous claims at the municipal, arbitration and trial court levels in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has been successful at resolving cases at mediation and binding arbitration as well. Andrea serves as a certified Arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration program.
In 2019 and 2020, Andrea was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an award bestowed on the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Pennsylvania under the age of 40.
Andrea is a graduate of Widener University School of Law. As a student, she was elected by her class to be the Student Bar Association Representative. As an alumnae, she works to give back to the school volunteering as a member of the alumni board. Andrea is a graduate of Temple University where she was a double major in Communications and Political Science and a member of the Temple University Diamond Gems Dance Team.
Andrea is currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for New Jersey, and the State of New Jersey.
Outside of work, Andrea enjoys traveling, summers at the NJ shore, and taking advantage of everything the great city of Philadelphia has to offer. A former marketing professional who worked in concerts and radio prior to law school, Andrea is an avid music fan and can be found attending concerts large and small around the city. Andrea enjoys challenges outside of the court room as well, and has completed the New York, Delaware and Philadelphia marathons. Andrea lives in center city, Philadelphia.
KRISTIN BUDDLE is a determined and passionate trial attorney representing injured victims across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kristin focuses her practice on all aspects of serious personal injury, including wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, premises liability, medical negligence and nursing home neglect/abuse claims. Kristin has dedicated her career to zealously advocating for her clients in and out of the courtroom, proudly assisting them and their families to get back on their feet while obtaining the best results for each and every one.
Prior to joining Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Law, Kristin litigated hundreds of personal injury and Workers’ Compensation cases, and secured millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts, and awards on behalf of her clients. Among other successes, Kristin was featured in Verdict Search in 2018 for securing a substantial jury verdict in Monroe County, Pennsylvania on behalf of a client who was severely injured as the result defective stairs.
Kristin is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as a certified Arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration program, and is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Justice. In 2021, Kristin was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an award bestowed on the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Pennsylvania under the age of 40.
Kristin is a proud graduate of La Salle University, where she earned her degree in both political science and English in 2008. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 2011 from Widener University School of Law, where she participated in the trial advocacy program and began her legal career at a private law firm advocating for victims injured as the result of negligence and accidents in the workplace.
ADAM KOTLAR is an aggressive and diligent trial attorney who represents accident victims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The founder of our firm, formerly known as the Law Offices of Adam Kotlar, he has been practicing law since 1995 and is one of only four attorneys in the state of New Jersey to be Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as both a Civil Trial and a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney. Adam is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a select group of attorneys who have successfully handled cases that resulted in a recovery of $1 million or more for their clients, and is Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Law Advocate.
Known for his service to his clients, Adam is rated “AV” (highest available) by the peer review organization Martindale Hubble, and 10 (highest available) on AVVO, garnering numerous 5-star reviews for his case performance on various ranking and review sites. Adam leads a firm full of attorneys who take pride in their legal work and fight for their clients’ rights while prioritizing communication and education every step of the way. Adam advocates for these methodologies by helping other attorneys learn to be more effective in fighting for the rights of clients.
In addition, he has taught numerous seminars on personal injury and workers’ compensation for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Association for Justice, the New Jersey Council on Safety & Health, the National Business Institute, and other organizations. He is the author of a chapter in the “LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Workers’ Compensation.” As a court-certified arbitrator, a licensed real estate agent, and a graduate of the United Way Board of Directors Training Program, Adam is continuously striving for further education and improving his ability to advocate for his clients.
JUSTIN COHEN, the consummate injury attorney, represents his clients like their lives depend on him because they do! Justin Cohen, an injury attorney and a trial attorney you can depend on!
Justin Cohen focuses his practice on the litigation of workers’ compensation and personal injury cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His aggressive style and diligent efforts have helped him to recover significant benefits for his clients. Prior to joining Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC , Justin worked in Philadelphia on substantial personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Justin’s exposure to complex civil litigation matters from an early point in his career helped to cultivate and enhance his skills as a trial attorney.
Justin graduated from Rutgers University in 2011 with a dual JD/MBA degree. Justin received his bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Justin is rated 10 (highest available) on AVVO, has received numerous 5-star reviews from his clients, and is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney. He is believed to be the youngest attorney in New Jersey to receive his Workers’ Compensation Board Certification.