Scott Sigman
Law Offices of A. Charles Peruto, Jr.

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2101 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Phone: (215) 735-1010
Areas of Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Elections & Politics
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Practice/Organization Description

Attorney Scott Sigman concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, white collar defense, drug forfeiture, and civil litigation.  He routinely represents defendants in cases involving murder, drug dealing, conspiracy, assault, firearm violations, gun possession, drug possession, rape, sexual assault, theft, stolen property, and DUI.  Mr. Sigman was selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine from 2005 through 2012 and as a “2006 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.

Mr. Sigman began his career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he was assigned to the Narcotics Division (in 1999) first as a Law Intern and then as a Prosecutor. Mr. Sigman was specially assigned to criminally prosecute Philadelphia’s most serious drug offenders from pre-arrest to post-conviction, litigate the forfeiture of the offender’s real estate through a quasi-civil forfeiture hearing and litigate civil actions against some of Philadelphia’s worst nuisance bars. Mr. Sigman was also the Weed & Seed Prosecutor for North Philadelphia. In 2004, Mr. Sigman prosecuted Pennsylvania’s very first Weapons of Mass Destruction case. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Sigman tried hundreds of cases in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Mr. Sigman also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ramy Djerassi in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Mr. Sigman received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1998. Mr. Sigman received his law degree in 2001 from Temple University where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Mr. Sigman was the Day Division Commencement Speaker and on the 2001 Dean’s Honor List.

Mr. Sigman currently is an adjunct professor at Drexel University, a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Prison Society, and serves on the Armed Services Council of the Union League of Philadelphia.

Mr. Sigman is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Education

Juris Doctor, 2001, Temple University; Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government, 1998, The American University.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Pennsylvania Prison Society, The Union League of Philadelphia, Italy-America Business Council and Network (IABCN), Drexel University, The Pennsylvania Society, 26th District PDAC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute, The Philadelphia Zoo, American Helicopter Museum, Palizzi Social Club

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Service to the Philadelphia Weed & Seed, 1st Judicial District Pro Bono Publico Award, Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer, 2006 Lawyer on the Fast Track, Pennsylvania Senate Citation, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation, City of Philadelphia City Council Citation, Outstanding Service in Public Safety, Distinguished Service to the North Phila Weed & Seed, Outstanding Service, Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award in Trial Advocacy, Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy II, Outstanding Achievement, Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy I

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