As a Miami personal injury lawyer and founder of The Law Office of Scott M. Sandler, Scott Sandler represents the interests of people who have been injured throughout South Florida, Miami-Dade County and the greater Florida region. Mr. Sandler focuses on vehicular accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and several other types of personal injury cases where an individual was harmed due to the negligence of another.
What kind of cases do you handle on a day-in, day-out basis?
My practice is mainly centered on medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, general liability, product liability, and maritime law cases.
How much preparation for trial do you do?
Countless hours of research and preparation — I know each case better than I do the back of my own hand. The work truly excites me. I love digging in and discovering new aspects of a case.
What is your greatest strength?
My greatest strength is my ability to use my experience and resources to always deliver the most successful possible result for my clients. A second strength is my ability to provide a sense of emotional relief and comfort during the legal process. With this, I offer my clients a unique perspective on their lives that help them to make the best life decisions in their current situation. This ability is of the utmost importance during these intense life altering times.
What achievement are you most proud of? Have you won any honors or awards?
The Pro bono work that I do is one of the most rewarding parts of my profession. Pro bono work is legal work in which lawyers represent people that can’t afford the legal representation that they deserve. Although many achievements come to mind, I believe that winning a Pro Bono Award has to be number one.
What are you expecting from this firm in the future?
In the future, I am planning on expansion; I’ll definitely be bringing in more great attorneys and perhaps, opening another location.
What do you wish you had known about the legal profession before becoming an attorney?
At the beginning of my career, I wished I had known a little bit more about how to prepare myself for handling issues that involve emotional and psychological trauma with my clients. I’ve learned a great deal on this throughout my many years of practicing. Undoubtedly, the best education for this is experience. I now pride myself on being able to be someone that my clients can lean on.
Do you have any advice for students contemplating the legal profession?
Use the undergraduate major that you have chosen or your relevant work experience to guide your path to becoming a lawyer in a specific field. For example: if you are an accounting major or an accountant, and you want to be a lawyer, you should focus on work that utilizes your acquired skills and incorporates them into a field like tax law or family law.
Which subjects did you enjoy during your qualifying degree?
English Literature and American Civil Rights History.
Are you a member of legal organizations that specialize in representing injured people?
I am a member of the Florida Trial Lawyers Association.
What business books have inspired you?
“Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell.
What is a recent purchase that you have made that’s helped with your business?
The technology that we use in-house is always in a perpetual state of upgrade. I make sure that we have the best possible computers and software available. Its integral to stay update to date with the most recent technology. From purchasing the latest and greatest scanner for our copying system to updating our desktop software to the latest operating system, I make sure that the firm never falls behind.
Leave us with one point that few individuals know about your company.
My clients have access to me at all times. They have my personal cell phone number in case they have any questions or emergencies. I strive to transcend the typical client relationship into one that feels like family.