Jan Kearney Seigel

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, Life Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America, New Jersey Super Lawyer, and the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”. He is a frequent lecturer for law schools and legal organizations.

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.
  • $7.9 million dollar recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction.
  • $4.4 million dollar settlement in medical malpractice case.

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

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)

Classes/Seminars

  • 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
  • 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, 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

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
  • The Top Trial Lawyers in America

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

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