Sang Woo Lee


    Sang is a member of the firm's Casualty Department where he handles a variety of complex cases involving personal injury defense, premises liability, construction accidents and construction defect matters, retail liability, product liability, motor and commercial vehicle  accidents and property damage issues. He litigates these matters in both the state and federal courts.

    Sang frequently lectures on a variety of topics ranging from premises liability, construction accidents, indemnity and additional insured status, to wage loss claims. He is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, Philadelphia Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Yale Alumni Association and the Temple Law Alumni Association.

    Sang graduated from Yale University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his juris doctor from Temple University School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Temple International Comparative Law Journal.

    Significant Representative Matters

    Obtained defense verdict in Philadelphia County on behalf of landlord in an alleged defective sidewalk, premises liability lawsuit, where the jury found Plaintiff to be 100% comparatively negligent. The jury also found in favor of co-defendants, property managers and tenants. Our landlord was the owner of a private residential home that was leased to tenants.

    Obtained defense verdict in Philadelphia County on behalf of landlord in premises liability lawsuit, where tenant’s guest alleged the landlord allowed wiring to be negligently exposed, causing her to fall down a set of stairs inside the home. The landlord had leased the property to a tenant. Plaintiff was deemed 70% comparatively negligent. Plaintiff’s injuries included a fractured left clavicle with surgery and hardware.

    Jury trial in Philadelphia County arising out of a motor vehicle accident with significant damage to both vehicles.  The case settled very favorably for the defense at trial while the jury deliberated the case.

    Defended warehouse owner in a lawsuit involving an individual whose foot was amputated after being run over by a warehouse employee's forklift.

    Defended warehouse owner in lawsuit involving a temp employee whose leg was crushed from another employee's operation of a fork truck.

    Defended a retailer against customer who sustained severe head injuries from overhead stock falling.

    Defended a retailer against delivery driver's claims of negligent security after he was assaulted in the loading dock area.

    With coordination of various experts, settled within favorable range a lawsuit involving a bakery truck driver who impacted a small child with alleged serious head injuries.

    With coordination of various liability and damages experts, settled within favorable range a lawsuit involving a truck driver who struck another tractor trailer and was later tested positive for cocaine.

    With coordination of various liability and damages experts, settled within favorable range a lawsuit involving a construction worker who fell through a 10 foot drop in a construction site.

    Defended a construction company against claims of negligent installation of scaffolding resulting in construction worker sustaining serious injuries.

    Defended large retailer in suit arising from alleged defective stove and the death of a home occupant.

    Defended a homeowner from suit brought by estate of tenant/decedent due to alleged carbon monixide poisoning.

    Defended fire alarm company against claims of negligent maintenance of fire alarms, leading to spread of fire and extensive property damage to dozens of condominums.

    Defended a construction company that alleged to have improperly utilized a oversized construction, equipment causing large portions of a sidewalk to collapse.

    Defended a construction company in suit brought by architect for breach of contract and breach of indemnification agreement.

    Successfully tendered indemnity and defense in numerous cases for retail clients.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Recent Developments in Construction Defect Litigation: Landowner Liability, National Business Institute, August 4, 2016

    Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law and Indemnification to Shift Liability, National Business Institute, November 3, 2015

    Criminal Evidence and Wage Loss Defense, Marshall Dennehey Casualty CLE Series, July 7, 2015

    Published Works

    "Five Diverse Viewpoints, One Common Goal: Increased Diversity in the Legal Community," For The Defense, April 2016

    "An Obligation To Act: When The U.S. Voices Concern About China's Criminal Justice System", Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, Volume 20, Number 2, Fall, 2006

    New Jersey
    Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2007)
    Yale University (B.A., 2001)
    Honors & awards
    Lawyers of Color Hot List for Eastern U.S. Region
    Pennsylvania Supers Lawyer Rising Star
    Associations & memberships
    Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    Defense Research Institute
    Philadelphia Bar Association
    Temple Law School Alumni Association
    Yale Alumni Association
    Year joined