PIONEERS IN PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Allen Rodman

Allen3.pngPersonal injury attorney Allen Rodman, who is currently Of Counsel to Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, P.C., founded the law firm in 1957 after graduating from Harvard Law School and serving in the U.S. Army. He also received a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Boston University School of Law in 1974. For over 50 years, Mr. Rodman represented victims who had been wronged by the negligence of others in the fields of personal injurytoxic tortsworkers’ compensation, and product defects. He is known as a pioneer in several areas of litigation, including asbestos exposure and tobacco addiction. 

In the mid-1970s, when other personal injury attorneys declined, Mr. Rodman began representing victims of asbestos exposure from Malden, Boston, and the surrounding area who were suffering from asbestos-related diseases, including mesotheliomalung cancer, and asbestosis. As the practice grew, obtained many millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of several thousand tradesmen in at-risk occupations and their families.

Mr. Rodman’s showed his visionary spirit once again in 1993 when the firm's personal injury attorneys partnered with other firms from around the country to litigate pioneering addiction cases against the tobacco industry. The result of the combined effort was a national settlement of over $200 billion dollars going to states across the country for Medicaid reimbursement.

Mr. Rodman is an astute student of history and enjoys tennis, cross-country skiing, chess, and writing. His first book of poetry was published recently, along with a book of children’s stories. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his wife and has three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.