Seigel Law

Seigel  Law

Seigel Law is a boutique legal practice concentrating exclusively on personal injury and related areas of negligence law.

Firm Overview

Seigel Law has focused solely on personal injury recovery since we opened our doors in 1976 in Bergen County, NJ. Our legal team comprises award-winning lawyers, one of whom is also a physician, who are dedicated to seeking outstanding results through settlement or trial. Our attorneys handle all types of personal injury claims, including motor vehicle crashes, premises liability and medical negligence.

When you retain our law firm, we promise to protect your rights, provide you with excellent client service and work hard to get you results. We are in court every day fighting for the individual against large insurance companies and corporations. We balance the scales of justice for the little guy. Our numerous referrals from satisfied clients are a testament to our commitment.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
Main Office
Main Office
505 Goffle Road
Ridgewood  NJ  07450
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  • (201) 444-4000
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Personal Injury
Seigel Law is a boutique legal practice concentrating exclusively on personal injury and related areas of negligence law.
At Seigel Law , we believe your case deserves attention to detail and a commitment to results. Our personal injury lawyers are highly experienced and respected for what they do. When you hire us to handle your claim, the other side will understand that you are serious about getting nothing less than the full and fair compensation you deserve. We are able to settle many claims without filing a complaint due to the strength of our reputation, as well as our skill in documenting injuries and identifying liability. But our Ridgewood personal injury lawyers also appear in court virtually every weekday, standing up for clients who are forced into protecting their rights through
a lawsuit.

The Right Size Law Firm to Provide the Services and Results You Need

Founded in 1976 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Seigel Law is a boutique legal practice concentrating exclusively on personal injury and related areas of negligence law. We have no distractions from our basic mission. We have assembled a team of experienced Ridgewood personal injury lawyers, paralegals and support staff dedicated to representing your needs efficiently and effectively.

We do not treat our clients like numbers. We take only a limited number of cases every year so we can give you the attention you deserve. Our attorneys and case managers are readily available at any time to answer questions when you call.

We are proactive in our services to our clients, and will even help you schedule regular wellness visits to keep you and your family updated on your case and learn how your medical condition and treatments are progressing. As your legal advocates, we seek all information that can help strengthen your case for compensation. As fellow human beings, we are vitally interested in your recovery after you have suffered harm due to a motor vehicle accident, an emergency room error or electrical injury.

We handle a great variety of personal injury and medical malpractice matters, including cases involving defective drugs class action lawsuits, hit-and-run accidents, bus and train accidents, burn injuries and premises liability.

Giving You the Freedom to Focus on Recovery

Ultimately, our goal is to see you enabled to return to as normal a life as your injuries allow following your settlement or trial. Dealing with the consequences of a serious injury can be stressful. We strive to take that stress off your shoulders so you can recover. While your personal injury case is pending, our law firm will handle all of your paperwork, including any personal injury protection (PIP) claims, disability forms and medical bills you receive.

We work to achieve the highest possible level of convenience for our clients. We can schedule after-hours and Saturday appointments, can arrange transportation to our office or meet with you in the hospital.

Talk to a New Jersey Car Accident Attorney

At Seigel Law, our attorneys focus on one thing - your rights. Contact our offices to arrange a free consultation to discuss your Hudson County, Passaic County or Bergen County workplace accident or any serious or catastrophic injury accident case with one of our trial lawyers today. From our offices in Ridgewood, we represent clients throughout northern New Jersey.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

To further our goals of recovering as much compensation as possible in a timely manner, our firm offers:

Personal injury and medical knowledge Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics.
One-on-one attorney attention By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve.
Results-oriented strategies Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients.
Trial experience Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Communication as a priority Because we understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours.
Community involvement Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs.

JAN SEIGEL

Jan K. Seigel 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 Passaic County Prosecutor, he founded the firm in 1976. Mr. Seigel has tried over 150 jury cases and has won a landmark case in the NJ Supreme Court. Mr. Seigel was chosen "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the NJ State Bar Association and inducted into the NJ 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 and his wife Judy have four children and seven grandchildren.

JONAS K. SEIGEL

Jonas K. Seigel was awarded a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law, following degrees from Goucher College and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has litigated cases in both Superior Court and arbitration forums. At present, he manages all pre-litigation files for the firm.

He is a recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association's prestigious Young Lawyer Awards for 'Professional Achievement' in 2013, and 'Service to the Community' in 2009. Mr. Seigel has repeatedly been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," and as a 'Top 40 Under 40' by the National Trial Lawyers. Already a life member of both the Million and Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Top Trial Lawyers in America and an Editor's Choice Award recipient for a book that he co-authored entitled, Consumer Advocate, Jonas manages to find the time to volunteer for several charities and lecture to both attorneys and the public on issues of public safety and insurance law.

BARRY PACKIN

Barry Packin has been practicing law for over 30 years, primarily litigating complex, difficult medical malpractice and product liability cases on behalf of patients/plaintiffs. He has litigated medical malpractice cases involving complex and difficult liability scenarios and disabling injuries and death. He has litigated product liability case involving tools, equipment and consumer products. He has secured substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients, many in excess of $1,000,000. Barry's case results have been featured in the New Jersey Law Journal and New Jersey Jury Verdict Review. Barry authored an article in the New Jersey Law Journal on an esoteric area of product liability law. He has lectured to various groups and has appeared on local and national television programs on legal issues. Barry served as a program panelist on issues relating to the admissibility of scientific evidence at the New Jersey Judicial College which is an annual education program for New Jersey judges. Barry served as a Master in the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inn of Court, a program in which select, experienced attorneys provide education and hands-on training to young attorneys. Barry has been named as a Super Lawyer by New Jersey Monthly Magazine every year from 2005 to the present. Barry has sat as a Judge for Rutgers Law School trial and appellate moot court programs and as a Judge for high school mock trial competitions in Morris County. Barry has served as Chair of the Essex County Bar Association Joint Medical-Legal Committee and Chair of the Essex County Bar Association Speakers Bureau. He was admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey in 1977, to the bar of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1977, to the United States Court of Claims in 1990. He is an honors graduate of The George Washington University and Seton Hall University School of Law. Barry is a member of the American Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, Morris County Bar Association and NJAJ. Barry was born on March 30, 1951 in Newark, New Jersey.

BENNETT A. ROBBINS

Bennett Robbins, Esq., has been practicing law in Hudson County and in the State of New Jersey since 1983. His father and his uncle were Hudson County lawyers. As Bennett says, "My father taught me many years ago that there are two types of lawyers, Those who represent 'things' and those who represent 'People'... I represent 'People'."

Bennett Robbins, Esq., has dedicated his career to representing injured victims in a compassionate, aggressive, ethical and dignified manner.

MARK MCBRATNEY

Mark McBratney is a consummate advocate. He successfully represents clients at arbitrations, mediations and trials, his specialty. Mark has tried more than 75 civil jury trials in the Superior Court of New Jersey. His trial expertise led him to be certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mark serves as a Master in the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court, providing training to young lawyers. Mark also gives lectures on trial law to legal organizations, and is an adjunct professor at Kean University.

Mark began his career representing insurance companies, but decided he would rather employ his skills helping injured parties. Since then he has represented clients in all types of personal injury lawsuits, including cases involving wrongful death, sexual assault, automobile accidents and medical malpractice, and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his injured clients.

In his spare time, Mark can be found with his wife, Kelly, and their son, Jack.

DOUGLAS S. GROSSBART, MD

Douglas S. Grossbart, M.D., is a physician-attorney specializing in medical malpractice, brain injury, product liability and other complex personal injury matters, including substantial automobile and aviation matters involving catastrophic injuries. A 1988 graduate of Seton Hall University, summa cum laude with a degree in chemistry and a 1993 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Doug completed his medical training internship in Pennsylvania before attending Law School. He has handled medical malpractice, nursing malpractice, and hospital malpractice as well as nursing home abuse and malpractice matters. The medical negligence matters span numerous specialties, including obstetrics, gynecology, oncology (cancer), anesthesiology, radiology, cardiology, as well as surgery and surgical subspecialties, such as neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.

Doug has co-authored chapters in books concerning medical malpractice and has given presentations and seminars to attorneys, health care professionals and others concerning the subject. He has been involved as a corporate sponsor for the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, and has provided information on brain injury to the public. He is a member of the American Association for Justice - N.J., the American Association for Justice, the Traumatic Birth Injury Litigation Group, the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and the Aviation Law Litigation Group, among others.

Doug's noteworthy cases have included a client who was burned internally by a medical device; a young woman who died as a result of negligent removal of ovaries; a young man who was ejected from a vehicle in a rollover, which resulted in quadriplegia; and numerous other medically oriented cases including obstetrical and brain injury matters. Doug recently obtained a 1.2 million dollar verdict on behalf of a medical malpractice victim.

JAMES P. KIMBALL

James P. Kimball has tried over 90 jury trials to a verdict in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex and Passaic counties. In 2000, he was certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney. At present, he manages case files primarily in Bergen County where he is responsible for cases from filing the complaint to a verdict or settlement. He also served as an elected official in his hometown of Montvale and served as the attorney to the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Wood-Ridge.

CHRISTOPHER J. METCALFE

Christopher J. Metcalfe earned his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University, and his Law Degree from St. Thomas University.

He is the Managing Partner of our firm's PIP Arbitration Division.

He has litigated thousands of arbitration claims, ensuring that auto accident victims receive the proper medical attention for their injuries and that the medical providers are properly paid for their services.

He was one of the original members of the No-Fault Advisory Council, whose function is to work closely with The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance to establish the rules and regulations regarding New Jersey's No-Fault (PIP) Insurance as well as the New Jersey No-Fault Arbitration process. The Council is a select group of attorneys and representatives from the industry, limited to only seven members that represent Claimants.

Practicing since 1995, he is a member of the New Jersey State Bar and the New Jersey Association for Justice. He has lectured before lawyers and medical providers regarding the subject of auto insurance and PIP arbitration, and is recognized by many throughout the State as an advocate of patient and provider rights in the PIP arbitration process.

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