Joel H. Siegal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Siegal and Richardson LLP
 | 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 4157775547
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

The co-founder of Siegal & Richardson LLP, Joel H. Siegal has a diverse practice that includes labor and employment law as well as personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in San Francisco, California, he represents people throughout the state.

Mr. Siegal assists clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or companies. Cases he has successfully handled arose out of motor vehicle accidents, dangerous and defective products, mass torts, and nursing home abuse. In one notable lawsuit involving a commercial truck accident, Mr. Siegal obtained a $5 million settlement on behalf of his clients, a family from the Philippines who were in California on vacation. The trucking company paid the settlement after it was determined that the accident was caused by faulty brake maintenance.

Mr. Siegal also represents people who have been victims of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and wrongful termination. One of his cases was brought by a former San Francisco police officer who had had his employment application rejected by a county sheriff's department. The plaintiff alleged that it was due to his being gay, and he sued the department on the basis of sexual orientation discrimination. Mr. Siegal was able to obtain a sizable settlement for his client. As a result of these and other successful outcomes, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Siegal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from what was then known as the State University of New York at Albany. He obtained his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1982. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, he is a member of several legal organizations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Elder Law (20%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018

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About Joel Siegal

Admitted: 1984, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.litigateforjustice.com/history-bio-joel-h-siegal....

Honors and Awards:

  • New York State Regents Scholarship

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Bar, Member
  • California
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Legal Advisory Board, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
  • Member, American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Museum of Tolerance
  • Simon Weisenthal Center
  • The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Power in the 90’s: An Analysis of the Management of Pension Funds for the Attainment of Union and Public Interest Goals, 1987
  • Detroit College of Law Review

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Mugisha M. v. St. Charles Borromeo School and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 2014
  • Felber v. UC Berkeley, et al, 2011
  • Maria Cojuangco, et al., v. MXI Maumee Express/CV-266-383 (consolidated), 2009
  • Doe v. Archdiocese of San Francisco, 2006
  • Patient v. UCSF, 2004
  • Liu v. Republic of China, 892 F.2d 1419 (9th Cir. 1989) cert. denied 497 U.S. 1058 (1990)

Educational Background:

  • The State University of New York, Albany, B.A.
  • Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in New York City
Office Location for Joel H. Siegal

235 Montgomery Street
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 4157775547

 

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Last Updated: 2/15/2018

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