Mark T. Sadaka
Established in 2008, Mark T. Sadaka is the principal of the Law Offices of Sadaka Associates, a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. He is an accomplished trial lawyer with a specialized medical background that has made him leader and invaluable resource in the realm of medically complicated cases. Mark Sadaka represents people hurt by pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, vaccines, exposure to hazardous chemicals, and dangerous products. Mr. Sadaka is admitted to the U.S. District Courts, including New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as well as the Court of Federal Claims.
His expertise in both science and law makes Mr. Sadaka a highly valued, trusted counsel to his clients. Mr. Sadaka has a truly unique educational foundation that provides an unparalleled understanding of his craft.
He earned a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and also holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., and a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa.
Mr. Sadaka is well known for his advocacy of socially important litigation. He is a tireless advocate of consumer rights and upholds the view that large companies have a social responsibility of safety and integrity when conducting business. He is not afraid to take on large corporations with nearly unlimited resources to provide a voice for the individual.
Mr. Sadaka has represented thousands of people harmed by products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and vaccines. Under his leadership, the firm has earned millions in settlements for clients in individual and class action cases involving wrongful death, defective products, failure to warn about the side effects of specific products and drugs, and general negligence.
Mr. Sadaka has received numerous academic and professional accolades. Most recently, Mr. Sadaka was selected by a vote of attorneys to be included in (201) magazine’s list of Top Lawyers in Bergen County. New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars selected Mr. Sadaka to the “2015 Rising Stars List”. This was his seventh Rising Star selection. In 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015 the New York Metro Super Lawyers & Rising Stars selected him to their “Rising Stars List.” In 2013, 2014, and 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars selected Mr. Sadaka to their “Rising Stars List”. The National Trial Lawyers asked him to join their “Top 40 Under 40” list of the top 40 trial lawyers under the age of 40 in New York State.
Mr. Sadaka has been interviewed by national newspapers for his expertise on medical devices and drug safety. His adept knowledge and experience made him an important contributor to a recent French documentary on vaccines. He has also contributed articles to TRIAL magazine and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association’s (NYSTLA) Bill of Particulars as well as the American Association of Justice (AAJ).
He has served on multiple plaintiffs’ committees and subcommittees for product liability litigation for products such as the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Repair, ReNu, Ortho Evra, Zyprexa, Vioxx, and Fosamax.
Mr. Sadaka is a member of Board of Governors for New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the New York Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, New Jersey Association for Justice, and the American Inns of Court. Mr. Sadaka graduated from the American Inns of Court two-year long trial advocacy course.
Born in Brooklyn, NY Mark Sadaka knew from a young age that he wanted to help others. While attending Penn State University he worked with end-stage AIDs patients in an infectious disease department of a large hospital. During this experience, Mr. Sadaka witnessed mistreatment and misunderstanding of these vulnerable patients. This further fueled his desire to help those who cannot help themselves.
After college, Mr. Sadaka earned a Master of Science in Public Health degree from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with specialization in toxicology and risk assessment. While at Tulane he served as a science advisor for Tulane’s Environmental Law Clinic. This experience coupled with his inherent need to help the sick was the determining factor in Mr. Sadaka’s decision to pursue the practice of law.
Mr. Sadaka went on to earn his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he served as an editor of the Journal of Law and Policy. During law school, Mark Sadaka was designated a Public Service Scholar with Highest Distinction for his commitment to public service.