Zack Sandman was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended law school at Boston College. Following his second year of law school, Mr. Sandman joined Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group as a summer associate. In this role he assisted in several of the nation’s largest water contamination cases, representing public entities, both at the state and city level, in water contamination litigation. Mr. Sandman also helped secure payment from the BP claims department for many fisherman affected by the BP oil spill.
After law school, Mr. Sandman eagerly re-joined Baron & Budd as an associate and returned to working in the Environmental Litigation Group. He immediately began assisting with a groundwater case in California involving the exposure of hundreds of students and faculty to the toxic substance Trichloroethylene (TCE) and other dangerous heavy metals. Following the historic Butte Wildfire, which burned more than 7,000 acres and destroyed nearly 575 homes near San Andreas, California, Baron & Budd sent Mr. Sandman into the heart of fire country to meet with those devastated by an apparent failure of Pacific Gas and Electric to properly maintain their electrical wires in thickly wooded areas. Mr. Sandman helped file the first Butte Wildfire lawsuit in San Francisco in November 2015 and expects to file many more claims in the coming months.
In addition to his law degree, Mr. Sandman holds a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated with honors in 2009.