Robert L. Sachs, Jr., the managing partner of Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, has more than twenty-nine years of experience helping those who have been harmed by a caregiver and has lectured nationally on nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, product liability, and truck accident litigation. He was appointed as Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel for consolidated nursing home litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and he is an active member of the American Association for Justice's Nursing Home Litigation Group. He served as Chair of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group in 2011-2012. He blogs frequently on the latest legal news and also nursing home and assisted living facility abuse and neglect.
After graduating cum laude from Amherst College in 1981, Mr. Sachs went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Villanova University Law School in 1984. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd District, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Sachs is a member of several legal associations, including the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania and American Associations for Justice. He has held numerous leadership and committee positions, including serving as one of Pennsylvania's elected Governors to the American Association for Justice. He also volunteers on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Public Justice Foundation. Mr. Sachs has also been published in the Villanova Law Review and Trial Magazine.
Another passion of Rob's is serving on the Board of SeniorLaw Center of Pennsylvania. He was asked to join this Board in 2012. SeniorLaw Center helps protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians.
Outside his practice, Mr. Sachs volunteers with several community organizations and focuses on youth sports. He has served as assistant coach of the Valley Forge Minutemen, girls' ice hockey coach for the Rink at Old York Road and baseball coach for the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club. He also offers an annual safety address to new drivers and their parents at Germantown Friends School. Rob is also an avid rower on the Schuylkill River. After winning a national championship in high school, Rob has continued to row on Philadelphia's famous Boathouse Row.
- Amherst College (B.A., cum laude, 1981)
- Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
Professional Experience and Memberships
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 2003- 2014)
- Philadelphia Bar Association (Member, Medico Legal Committee)
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) (Board of Governors 2007-present; Chair Public Affairs Committee)
- American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (Board of Governors, 2008-2013; National Finance/Leaders' Forum Committee, 2006-2010; Publications Committee, 2007-present, Chair 2010-2013; Past Chair Latex Allergy Litigation Group; Nursing Home Litigation Group [Chair 2011-2012] and Interstate Trucking Litigation Group [Board 2009-2012])
- Public Justice Foundation (Board of Directors 2008-present)
- Member, Villanova Law Review, 1983-1984
- "An Alternative to the Traditional Rule Making Process: A Case Study of Negotiation in the Development of Regulations," 29 Villanova Law Review 1505
- "Txt msgs and other driving distractions", Trial, February, 2008
- "A textbook Answer" in "Expertly Done", which appeared in the "Expert Witness Handbook" issue of Trial, October, 2008
- "Teaching Teens About Safe Driving", Trial, February, 2012
Civic and Community Activities
- Valley Forge Minutemen (Bantam minor and major, assistant coach 2006-2008)
- The Rink at Old York Road (formerly Old York Road Skating Club) (Coach, mite and girls' ice hockey 1999-2006)
- Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (formerly Chestnut Hill Fathers’ Club) (Coach, baseball 2000-2008)
- "The 'Right'’ to Drive? The 'Responsibility' to Drive?" Annual address to new drivers and their parents at Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA (2007 – present)
- Nursing Home Abuse and Assisted Living Facility cases
- Medical Malpractice
- Auto Accidents and Trucking Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Product Liability