Joel H. Siegal

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Oakland, California

Siegal and Richardson LLP
Joel H. Siegal
Siegal and Richardson LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1984

Education: California Western School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Siegal and Richardson LLP

436 14th St
Suite 1106
Oakland, CA 94612 Visit website


With more than 35 years of experience, Joel H. Siegal is one of the most sought-after attorneys in the state of California taking on cases statewide through the firm, Siegal & Richardson, LLP, in Oakland, where he is also a partner. A passionate attorney, he fights to protect the rights of victims of civil rights violations, personal injury and employment law issues and takes on cases involving the following matters:

  • Personal Injury: Medical malpractice, burn injuries, defective products, premises liability and brain and spine injuries.
  • Employment law: Discrimination based on age, nationality, disability, religion, and wrongful termination.

Utilizing his time and resources to fight and obtain justice for those who have been victimized due to the reckless behavior of big corporations and powerful individuals, Mr. Siegal has taken on a few of the big names in their respective industries and has aggressively pursued legal action and held them accountable for their negligent actions. In pursuit of justice, he has faced and crossed numerous hurdles and significant challenges but has remained dedicated and steadfast in obtaining maximum compensation for his clients. 

Mr. Siegal earned his undergraduate degree from the University at Albany - State University of New York in 1977. His desire to help the indigent with their legal issues and his strong passion for the law made him enroll in the California Western School of Law, San Diego, to pursue a law degree and he received his Juris Doctor in 1982. 

Early on in his career, Mr. Siegal worked with the well-noted and renowned civil rights attorney, Jerry Garchik, on a wrongful death lawsuit, whose trial went all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States. His multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements earned him a place in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Distinguished Justice Advocates’ Top 1% list. also named him one of the Best Car Accident Attorneys in San Francisco.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Employment Discrimination, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Constitutional Law
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1984, California

Professional Webpage:

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
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
  • Recipient, New York State Regents Scholarship
  • 10 Best (2015), American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Expertise Best Car Accident Attorneys in San Francisco, 2017
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, 2020
  • Top 1% Attorneys in America, Distinguished Justice Advocates
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Power in the 90’s: An Analysis of the Management of Pension Funds for the Attainment of Union and Public Interest Goals, Author, 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

Office location for Joel H. Siegal

436 14th St
Suite 1106
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 415-683-2312


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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