Jan K. Seigel
Founding Partner
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Jan K. Seigel, Esq., earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown and a Master of Laws from New York University. After a judicial clerkship for the Passaic County Civil Assignment Judge and four years as an Assistant Prosecutor, he founded the firm in 1976. Mr. Seigel has tried over 150 jury trials and has won a landmark case in the New Jersey Supreme Court. Mr. Seigel was chosen “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the New Jersey State Bar Association and inducted into the New Jersey Police Honor Legion for his representation of police officers. He has received a number of legal honors including, Who’s Who in American Law as well as being included on the New Jersey Monthly list of Super Lawyer Honorees. He is a frequent lecturer for law schools and legal organizations in the U.S.

Mr. Seigel is a faculty member with the Center for International Legal Studies headquartered in Salzburg, Austria. He has taught Trial Law in Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Russia. He has been awarded the gold medal for Outstanding Teaching from the National University of Law in Odessa. In recognition of his expertise, the United States Department of States sponsored Mr. Seigel to teach trial law to a select group of Ukrainian law professors in a summer program in Kiev in 2017.

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  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, New York, 1974
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1971
  • B.S.B.A., Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1971
  • Georgia, 1972
  • District of Columbia, 1972
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Personal Injury — Plaintiff

Past Employment Positions

  • William Paterson College, Faculty Member
  • Deputy Attorney General, State Of New Jersey
  • Assistant Prosecutor, Passaic County
  • Hon. Theodore Rosenberg, J.S.C., Law Secretary

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Past Trustee
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation, Past Officer and Trustee
  • N.J. Supreme Court District Fee Arbitration Committee
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Passaic County Bar Association, Past Trustee

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Medal Recipient, National University Odessa Law Academy
  • Award of Excellence, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Police Honor Legion
  • “Young Lawyer of the Year”, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Who’s Who In American Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • Paul Patti Humanitarian of the Year Award, Boys & Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack
  • Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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  • International Legal Experiential Education Expert, New Justice Workshop On Developing Experiential
  • Criminal Law And Procedure Course, USAID, Kiev, Ukraine, 2017
  • Visiting Professor Of Law, Odessa Law Academy, National University, Odessa Ukraine, 2016, 2017
  • Visiting Professor Of Law, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015
  • Visiting Professor Of Law, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland, 2014
  • Faculty, William Paterson University, 1974 – 1979
  • Lecturer, Karazin University Law, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Lecturer, Yaroslav Mudry, National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Lecturer, Odessa Law Academy, National University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Lecturer, New Jersey Association For Justice (Formerly New Jersey Trail Lawyers)
  • Lecturer, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Garden State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Numerous County Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • Koshliek v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of Passaic County, 365 A.2d 492 (N.J.Super.L. 1976)
  • Matter of Gallo, 568 A.2d 522 (N.J. 1989)

Published Works

  • Should Ukrainian Law Schools Adopt An Experiential Program, European Law Journal, www.ukrprawo.net
  • Courtesy Among Colleagues, New Jersey Lawyer
  • How to Build a Successful Law Practice, New Jersey Lawyer

Notable Cases

  • Prosecuted three murder cases while Passaic County Prosecutor including 1st Degree Murder Conviction.
  • In defending an attorney in disbarment action, successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court, which carved out an exception to automatic disbarment for misappropriation of trust funds.
  • $17.9 million dollar recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction.
  • $4.4 million dollar settlement in medical malpractice case.