Academy Member Inducted 2022

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Hon. Sandra M. Moss, Mediator & Arbitrator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hon. Sandra M. Moss

Dispute Resolution Institute
Two Logan Square
Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 656-4374
Cell: (215) 888-1155
Fax: (215) 656-4089
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Recognized to Pennsylvania Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Florida

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2014
  • # of MEDS (as of 24/7/24)400
  • # of ARBS (as of 24/7/24)200
Current Practice
  • ERIE


Judge Moss brings to the private sector the special and unique skills she finely honed over the last three decades. Her consummate experience in supervising, presiding over, and resolving the entire gamut of civil litigation is unparalleled. The judge’s creative, hands-on, and practical approach makes her exceptionally qualified to serve as an arbitrator, mediator, private judge, or special master. 

As a stalwart of the First Judicial District Civil Trial Division, Judge Moss has served as Trial Judge, Judicial Team Leader, and most notably, was the founder and first Supervising Judge of the Complex Litigation Center. It was at the Center that Her Honor developed groundbreaking special programs for asbestos and mass tort cases. Many of the protocols that she created have been adopted throughout the nation, and were the basis of her appointment as Chair of the State Judges Mass Tort Litigation Committee, where she served under the auspices of The Conference of Chief Justices.

Judge Moss has been known for years by the trial bar as the judge who was able to settle the cases that the lawyers said would never settle. Her Honor’s excellent listening skills and analytical out-of-the-box approach enabled her to forge a consensus where amicable resolution was not on counsel’s radar screen.  The judge’s willingness to stay with a case and “work it,” even when the parties are at an impasse, bodes extremely well for her success as an ADR professional.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


A graduate of the Beasley School of Law at Temple University Evening Division, Judge Moss has been awarded their “Certificate of Honor,” was given by the alumni association’s inaugural “Women's Champion Award,” and has been a President of the Ulumni Association as well as their Inn of Court. In addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple, she has also taught at Widener Law School and Drexel University, and participated in literally hundreds of continuing legal and judicial education programs. 

Judge Moss has taught for many years judges around the county complex litigation, case managment and mediationat the National Judicial College.  Judge Moss was awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the National Judicial College.



Memberships & Affiliations

Philadelphia Bar Association:

  • Board of Govenors, Two Terms
  • Women's Rights Committee, Vice-Chair, Chair
  • Medico Legal Committee, Chair
  • Bench-Bar Committee, Member
  • State Civil Section, Executive Committee
  • State Civil Section, Sub-Committee Chair
  • ADR Committee, Member
  • Women In The Profession Committee, Sub-Committee Chair
  • Professional Responsibility Committee, Member
  • Delivery of Legal Services Committee, Member
  • Public Interest Section, Member
  • Girls, Inc., Board Member
  • Brandeis Law Society, Chancellor


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