Robert Sandman’s practice focuses on representing victims of negligence in automobile accidents, product
liability, premises liability, and Dram Shop cases. He has represented hundreds of victims in their fight for
compensation, having brought cases to jury verdict on dozens of occasions and has settled innumerable
other matters for his clients.
Born in Atlantic County and raised in Cape May County, Mr. Sandman is a true son of South Jersey.
After graduating cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts, he earned his Juris Doctor
cum laude at Seton Hall University School of Law. Mr. Sandman began his legal career clerking with the
Honorable L. Anthony Gibson, J.S.C. In 1982, he joined the firm now known as Hankin Sandman
Palladino Weintrob & Bell, and four years later, he was named partner.
Mr. Sandman also works in the area of municipal law, having represented numerous public entities in his
career. Currently serving as the Municipal Solicitor for the Township of Hamilton (Atlantic County), the
Township of Hamilton Industrial Commission, and Conflict Counsel for the City of North Wildwood,
Mr. Sandman has also previously served as Solicitor or Special Litigation Counsel for the Egg Harbor
City Planning Board, Weymouth Township Planning Board, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor City
Industrial Commission, Cape May County Bridge Commission, and Cape May County.
Mr. Sandman is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of
America, and the Cape May County Bar Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Atlantic
County Bar Association, serving as the organization’s President, Trustee, and Secretary, as well as serving
on the Board of Governors for the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. Sandman has long been an active member of the community, both through his practice of law and
his outside interests. On a pro bono basis, he has represented the City of Atlantic City in litigation
regarding needle exchanges, participated on the Committee to Save Wildwood Catholic High School,
coached little league baseball for twenty years, taught the Law Symposium for five years at Wildwood
Catholic, and participated in the Atlantic County Bar Association mentoring program.
Professionally, Mr. Sandman has been the recipient of many honors, including the Robert N. McAllister
Award for Excellence in the Profession of Law, membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates
(ABOTA) and the Southern New Jersey Chapter of ABOTA, and recognition as an “Advocate” by the
National College of Advocacy, Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In 1996, Rutgers University
School of Law recognized Mr. Sandman as a Diplomate in New Jersey Municipal Law after his
completion of extensive training in the subject.
Mr. Sandman was first recognized by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey as a Certified Civil
Trial Attorney in 1988. He was recertified by the Supreme Court in 1995, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017.