Kenneth M. Sigelman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Diego, CA

Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates
 | 1901 First Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-238-3813
Fax: 619-238-1866
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ken Sigelman has been handling cerebral palsy and other birth injury cases for more than 17 years. He has personally litigated many cases to successful conclusion through jury trial, arbitration or settlement, including numerous recoveries of more than $1 million.

Mr. Sigelman is not only a lawyer but also a licensed physician and surgeon. His medical background helps him at every phase of a birth injury case, including identifying the significant medical issues, understanding medical records, identifying medical specialties, understanding the medical jargon used by defendant doctors and insurance companies, and explaining all this in simple terms to a jury at trial.

Mr. Sigelman graduated in 1976 with honors from the University of Florida College of Law. In 1977, Mr. Sigelman entered the University of Miami School of Medicine, and he earned his Doctorate of Medicine in 1981. He passed the California bar exam while interning at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco and then began practicing law in March 1983. He received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, has been elected to the highly selective American Board of Trial Advocates, is a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine, and has received numerous awards from the Consumer Attorneys of California for his efforts with victims of medical negligence.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 20%Elder Law
  • 10%Personal Injury - General


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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About Kenneth Sigelman

Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 1998
  • CASD's Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee of the Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Past President, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD)
  • Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida
  • California
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Litigation, including Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and other Birth Injury Cases

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami School of Medicine, Doctorate of Medicine, 1981
  • Dartmouth College, Cum Laude
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Office Location for Kenneth M. Sigelman

1901 First Avenue
2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-238-3813

Fax: 619-238-1866

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Last Updated: 1/23/2020

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