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Daniel Joel Siegel

Daniel Joel Siegel

Practice areas:

Appeals, Workers Compensation, General Practice, Wills & Living Wills, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

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About Me

Dan Siegel is the Lawyer Other Lawyers Call for Advice, and so should you. Dan has represented families in a wide range of matters (including workers' compensation, personal injury and medical malpractice claims, as well as will and real estate matters) for over 24 years. Dan has also provided legal guidance to businesses, drafted wills and powers of attorney and helped his clients buy and sell homes and condominiums throughout his career. Dan has also been an advocate for his workers' compensation and other personal injury clients.


 


 


Dan handles cases throughout the Philadelphia region, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. He is also licensed to practice law in New Jersey.


 


In addition, approximately one-third of Dan's clients are other attorneys -- including many "SuperLawyers," who seek Dan's advice and who hire Dan to analyze cases and prepare their briefs and other documents. That's why Dan is "The Lawyer Other Lawyers Call for Advice."

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Workers Compensation: 30%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Appeals: 30%
  3. General Practice: 20%
    31 years
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 10%
    31 years, 100 cases
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    31 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($195-450/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael W. Aitken

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Siegel is a respected and knowledgeable advocate.

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    Michael Aitken Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Harper J. Dimmerman

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    Harper Dimmerman Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC

66 West Eagle Road
Suite 1
Havertown, PA, 19083

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198405/29/2015
PAActive198408/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Top Lawyer (Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation)Main Line Today Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Top Lawyer (Workers' Compensation)Main Line Today Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Honor RollBrady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Legal Action Project2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Not SpecifiedN/A1999
Not SpecifiedN/A1998
"Increase the Peace Hero"WUSL-FM, Philadelphia1994
"AV" RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerManaging Partner Development Institute, LLC2007 - 2012
FounderIntegrated Technology Services, LLC2005 - Present
Founding PartnerLaw Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC2005 - Present
PartnerAnapol Schwartz2001 - 2005
PartnerGay Chacker & Mittin Attorneys At Law1986 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Louis D. Brandeis Law SocietyMemberN/A
Montgomery Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Delaware County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Thorne v. Miller, 317 N.J. Super. 554, 722 A.2d 626 (1998)Changed New Jersey law
Philadelphia Gas Works v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Amodei)Reversed prior case law
McElheney v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Kvaerner Phila. Shipyard), 940 A.2d 351 (Pa. 2008)Authored brief for the appellant (the winner)

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Upon Further Review, Philadelphia Bar Association“Courts Refuse to Treat the Uninsured Fund Differently From Traditional Insurers,” Upon Further Review2014
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Should Expert Communication Be Completely Confidential?”2014
The Philadelphia Lawyer“Think Your Email is Secure? Think Again,”2014
ABA Law Practice Magazine“More Than a Locked Door,”2014
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Avoid an Irrational Fear of Technology in the Law Office,”2014
TRIAL“Essential Law Office Technology,”2014
BookPennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law: The Basics – A Primer for New Lawyers, General Practitioners & Others2013
BookAndroid Apps in One Hour for Lawyers2013
The Philadelphia Lawyer“Make Word Work for You,”2013
The Legal Intelligencer“Don’t Forget Common Sense When Facing Technology Issues,”2013
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)“Charting a New Financial Course with QuickBooks,”2013
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Attorneys Must Change With the Times,”2013
Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly“Distracted Driving Cases: The Need for an Evidentiary Rule,”2013
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Are You Unknowingly Disclosing Client Information to Google?”2013
ABA Law Practice Magazine“Charting a New Financial Course,”2013
Upon Further Review“Implications of the Pennsylvania Workers´ Compensation Law On Third Party (Pain and Suffering) Claims,”2013
Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Tech Report“Google Owns That?”2013
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Supreme Court Working to Address Electronic Filing Issues,”2013
The Philadelphia Lawyer“Productive Apps,”2013
The Philadelphia Lawyer“Pragmatic Point – Tips for Organizing Ideas Into Thoughtfully Written Documents,”2013
The Philadelphia Lawyer“Rules Are Rules: Save Your Website,”2013
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Take the Time to Learn and Utilize New Technology,”2013
GPSolo eReport“Invasion of the Androids,”2013
The Philadelphia Lawyer“Rules Are Rules: Save Your Website,”2013
ABA Law Practice Magazine“Essential Android Apps for Busy Attorneys,”2013
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Technical Advances Aside, NJ Remains a Tough Place for Out-of-State Lawyers,”2013
Pennsylvania Law Weekly“Using Checklists to Improve Efficiency,”2013
TRIAL“Case Management in the Cloud,”2013
BookChanging Law Firms: Ethical Guide for Pennsylvania Law Firms & Attorneys2011
Law Seminars International“Ethical Issues – Metadata & Cloud Computing,” Chapter in Cloud Computing: Law, Risks and Opportunities2010
Pennsylvania Association For Justice“Ethical Pitfalls in Auto Practice,” Chapter in Auto Law Strategies2010
BookThe Lawyer's Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap2010
Unknown“Ethical Overview for Attorneys Handling Residential/Non-Commercial Real Estate Matters,” Chapter in Fundamentals of Real Estate Practice2006
HalfMoon Seminars“Understanding Pennsylvania Civil Courts and Procedure,” Chapter in Litigation Skills: A Short Course for Legal Assistants2006
HalfMoon Seminars“Effective Use of Technology for Legal Assistants,” Chapter in Litigation Skills: A Short Course for Legal Assistants2006
Unknown“Workers’ Compensation 101 For Non-Profits,” Chapter in Fourth Annual Nonprofit Institute2006
Unknown“Substantial Factor — Jury Charges Revised,” Chapter in Successfully Litigating the Automobile Accident Case2003
Unknown“Plaintiffs’ Alternative Legal Theories in Pharmaceutical Litigation” Chapter Co-Author with Sol H. Weiss et al., Drug Advertising and Promotion2003
Unknown“Mass Tort Litigation” and “Consumer Fraud Statutes & Pharmaceutical Litigation,” Chapters in 10th Annual Personal Injury Institute2003
Association of Trial Lawyers of America“Collaborative Litigation — Depository Issues,” Chapter in Case Management and Electronic Discovery in Pharmaceutical Litigation2003
Unknown“Civil Litigation and Guns: Holding the Gun Dealer Responsible” Chapter in The Law of Guns in Pennsylvania2003
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association"Update of the Law,” Chapter in Workers’ Compensation — Solutions for Handling & Managing Your Case2003
Unknown“Class Actions in Drug Liability Cases,” Chapter Co-Author with Sol H. Weiss, Emerging Drug Litigation Conference, Mealey’s Emerging Drugs and Devices2001
Unknown“Temporary Notices of Compensation Payable,” Chapter in Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation2001
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association“Practical Considerations When You Begin the Case,” Chapter in Workers’ Comp: Getting the Most Out of Your Case2000
Unknown"Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania"2000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association"Personal Animosity and Employer Immunity Defenses” and “Who’s the Boss: Temporary Employees and Related Issues," Chapter in Workers’ Comp -- How to Handle Difficult Issues1999
HMS Continuing Legal Education“Paralegal’s Role in Personal Injury Practice,” Chapter in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals1998
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association"Addressing Limited Tort Issues -- Ways to Address the Threshold," Chapter in Hot Tips in Auto Law1995
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association"Effective Strategies for Brief Writing," Chapter in Workers' Compensation - Winning Strategies in Workers' Compensation Cases1995
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association"Subrogation - The Practical Factors," Chapter in Workers' Compensation - Tips From Local Practitioners1994
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association"Is There an Automatic Supersedeas - Or - Is the Automatic Supersedeas Constitutional?" PATLA Convention Materials July 19941994

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Franklin and Marshall CollegeN/AA.B.1981
Departmental Honors, GovernmentN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Webinar“In the Cloud: How to Preserve Confidentiality"2014
Techshow“What the Heck is this Case About?! A New Perspective on Using Timelines, Chronologies and Transcript Management"2014
Techshow“The Litigators Guide to Android"2014
Techshow“60 Android Apps & Widgets"2014
Pennsylvania Association For Justice“The Ethics of Negotiation and Settlement"2014
CLE“Important Update on the Developing Law of Medicare Liens"2014
Webinar“The Best Legal Apps for Construction Lawyers"2013
Webinar“Moving Your Practice to the Cloud Safely and Ethically"2013
Webinar“New Rules of Ethics: Do You Know Enough About Relevant Technology?"2013
The Solo and Small Firm Conference“The Solo and Small Firm Conference”2013
Techshow“Cloud Security: Trends & Ethics"2013
Techshow“Android by Example"2013
Presentation“Trial Technology"2013
Personal Injury Potpourri“Civil Litigation Update 2013"2013
Pennsylvania Bar Institute“Internet Legal Research"2013
Paralegal Institute“Apps for Paralegals"2013
Law Practice Management Section Spring Meeting“Working in the Cloud: Legal, Ethical & Practical Considerations for Lawyers and Law Firms"2013
Law Practice Division Fall Meeting“Paperless Office"2013
Insurance Institute“Ethics & Technology"2013
General Practioners' Update“Law Practice Management"2013
eCommerce: Legal and Practical Issues“Cloud Computing"2013
CLE“How Technology Can Get You Into Trouble”2013
CLE“Litigation in the High Tech Courtroom"2013
CLE“Technology 101 – Ethical Considerations for Lawyers & Staff"2013
CLE“Adobe Acrobat X for Lawyers & Legal Professionals"2013
Bussiness Lawyers' Institute“How to Do 90 Minutes of Legal Work in 60"2013
Business Lawyers' Institute“The Write Stuff"2013
Bench-Bar Conference“Cyber security and Cloud Computing: How to Protect Files Stored in the Cloud and Fulfill Your Ethical Duties"2013
American Law Institute“The Best and Most Ethically Compliant Cloud Services"2013
ABA Premier CLE Series“Moving Your Practice to the Cloud Safely and Ethically"2013
What You Didn't Learn in Law SchoolLaw Practice Management - Technology2008
WebinarCaseMap for Attorneys2008
WebinarElectronic Filing — New Pennsylvania State and Local Court Rules2008
General Practitioners' UpdateTechnology2008
Electronic Filing in the Philadelphia Court of Common PleasConverting Documents to PDF2008
American Bar Association, Litigation Section Annual MeetingTechnology Tips and How-tos: Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Your Practice2008
American Bar Association Midyear MeetingHow to Do 90 Minutes of Work in 602008