Sandra K. Cassidy practices in the firm’s Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Criminal Defense departments, she brings with her extensive experience as a former criminal prosecutor for the Erie County and Genesee County District Attorney’s office. Ms. Cassidy also served as legal counsel for the famous environmental advocate Erin Brockovich, investigating complaints of chronic cancers in two separate towns in New York, one of which involved the cross-border dumping of illegal toxins.
Prior to joining HoganWillig, Ms. Cassidy also practiced law in the Western New York area for several years under her established law practice.
Ms. Cassidy has a passion for guiding young aspiring lawyers, serving as a professor of Criminal Law and Procedure at Bryant and Stratton College, and has also participated in the publication of several projects including authoring a manual on vaccine litigation entitled: Vaccine Victims, Proving Your Case to the Special Masters. ©
Ms. Cassidy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University and graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School Cum Laude, in 1985. In 2002 she became a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College which accepts only 49 lawyers out of approximately 500 applicants yearly. Ms. Cassidy is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts; the Federal Court Western District of New York; the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court.
Honors & Awards
Selected Top 100 New York Civil Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers Association 2013 - Present
Professional & Community Activities
Sandra also has a special awareness and passion for the arts and performs Jazz at the Tralf Music Hall annually to raise money for the WNY arts through Lawyers for the Arts.
Publications & Articles
Coordinated organization of the People Ink Press project in its creation of the Abandoned History Series now carried at the Museum of DisAbility History™
Developed autism recovery research working with parent researchers and former NIH researcher Jill James on glutathione pathways
Authored a manual on vaccine litigation entitled: Vaccine Victims, Proving Your Case to the Special Masters© which provides guidance on the law and medical aspects of vaccine injury.
- Ms. Cassidy is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts:
- The Federal Court Western District of New York
- The United States Court of Federal Claims
- The United States Supreme Court
B.S. in Psychology from Northern Arizona University
J.D., 1985, Graduate of University of Buffalo Law School, Cum Laude
Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College
UB School of Management certification in Bioinformatics