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Joel H. Siegal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA

Siegal and Richardson LLP
436 14th St, Suite 1106
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 866-781-6751
Fax: 415-777-5247
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Civil Rights (10%), Constitutional Law (10%), Elder Law (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joel H. Siegal is a partner with Siegal & Richardson LLP law firm in Oakland, California. Nationally recognized as one of the top consumer advocates in the country, Mr. Siegal has more than 38 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose metros as well as Salinas, Modesto and Sacramento who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Along with handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Siegal also handles employment and labor law matters for those who experienced sexual harassment, discrimination or some other violation of their rights as workers.

Driven by an abiding passion for helping others, Mr. Siegal has handled a wide variety of tortious claims on behalf of a diverse range of clients over the course of his practice. During that time, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients. Relentlessly pursuing justice for those he serves, he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and vast resources as well as his tenacity and boldness when seeking the most favorable outcome possible for his clients.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service to his clients, Mr. Siegal has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including designation as one of the Distinguished Justice Advocates in America. He has also received numerous positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community during their times of dire need.

A 1977 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Mr. Siegal also did intensive course work at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations in New York City. He then relocated to California and attended California Western School of Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1982, and The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year. 

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Constitutional Law
  • 10%Elder Law
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
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


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

About Joel H. Siegal

First Admitted: 1984, California

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Educational Background

  • Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in New York City, 1977
  • The State University of New York, Albany, B.A., 1977


  • New York State Regents Scholarship
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates, Member

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Legal Advisory Board, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
  • California Bar Association, Member, 1982
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • California
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Scholarly Lectures/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


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

436 14th St
Suite 1106
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 866-781-6751

Fax: 415-777-5247

Last Updated: 1/20/2022

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