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Litigation, White Collar Crime, Personal Injury

  • Philadelphia, PA
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About Me

Mr. Sigman concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil and criminal litigation, catastrophic injuries, election law, defamation, fraud, civil RICO, drug forfeiture, and white-collar criminal defense. He has been selected as a "Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine for 2005 through 2011 and as a “2006 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.


 


Prior to founding Sigman & Zimolong, LLC (formerly Sigman & Rochlin, LLC), Sigman was an attorney at Bochetto & Lentz, P.C. Prior to that, Mr. Sigman was an Assistant District Attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office where he was assigned to the Narcotics Division (in 1999) first as a Law Intern and then as a Prosecutor. Mr. Sigman was specially assigned to criminally prosecute Philadelphia’s most serious drug offenders from pre-arrest to post-conviction, litigate the forfeiture of the offender’s real estate through a quasi-civil forfeiture hearing and litigate civil actions against some of Philadelphia’s worst nuisance bars. Mr. Sigman was also the Weed & Seed Prosecutor for North Philadelphia. In 2004, Mr. Sigman prosecuted Pennsylvania’s very first Weapons of Mass Destruction case. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Sigman tried hundreds of cases in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.


 


Mr. Sigman received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1998. Mr. Sigman received his law degree in 2001 from Temple University where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Mr. Sigman was the Day Division Commencement Speaker and on the 2001 Dean’s Honor List. Mr. Sigman was also winner of: the Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy I and II, Best Paper in Admiralty Law, and the Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award for Trial Advocacy. Additionally, Mr. Sigman was awarded Distinguished Class Performance in the following classes: Trial Advocacy I, Legal Decision Making, Contracts I, Property, Sales, and the Federal Defenders Clinical.


 


Mr. Sigman is admitted to Practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the United States District Courts of New Jersey, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Northern District of New York, and Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Sixth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sigman is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Temple Law Alumni Association, Temple American Inn of Court, Philadelphia Criminal Inn of Court, Lawyers Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Society, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Justinian Society, Union League of Philadelphia, Pyramid Club, District Attorneys’ Alumni Association, and the Philadelphia Weed & Seed.


 


Mr. Sigman has served as a CLE lecturer on the use of technology in the courtroom, criminal law and procedure, election law, and prosecuting felony drug cases for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute, National Black Prosecutors Association, and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Sigman is also a regularly featured guest on Eleanor Dezzi’s “Voices of the Village” on 900 AM WURD, ESPN Radio 920 AM, and “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” on CN8 as a criminal law correspondent.


 


Currently, Mr. Sigman serves on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, as Treasurer of the Lawyers Club of Philadelphia, as a past chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, as Vice President of the Philadelphia Weed & Seed Board, and as an Executive Board Member of the Temple Law Alumni Association and Temple American Inn of Court.

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Languages Spoken: Italian

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Practice Areas

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-475/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Sigman & Zimolong, LLC

1515 Market Street, Suite 1360
Philadelphia, PA, 19102-4401

2167 Route 70 West, Suite 201
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002

100 Pearl Street, 14th Floor
Hartford, CT, 06103

590 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY, 10022

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PASuspended200105/31/2015
NJSuspended200105/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in NJ, 2014

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    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

  2. Suspension
    issued in PA, 2013

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    Suspended means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pennsylvania Rising Star Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law & Politics2008
Pennsylvania Rising Star Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law & Politics2007
2006 Lawyer on the Fast TrackN/A2006
Pennsylvania Rising Star Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law & Politics2006
Pennsylvania House of Representatives CitationPennsylvania House of Representatives2005
Pennsylvania Senate CitationPennsylvania Senate2005
City of Philadelphia CitationPhiladelphia City Council2005
Pennsylvania Rising Star Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law & Politics2005
Outstanding Service in Public SafetyMariane Bracetti Charter School Police Department2004
Outstanding ServicePhiladelphia District Attorney's Office2001
Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award in Trial AdvocacyTemple University2001
Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy IIN/A2000
Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy IN/A1999
Outstanding AchievementPhiladelphia District Attorney's Office1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder & PartnerSigman & Zimolong, LLC2009 - 2013
AssociateBochetto & Lentz, P.C.2005 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyPhiladelphia District Attorney's Office2001 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember of the Board of Governors2010 - 2012
Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionImmediate Past Chair2009 - 2010
Philadelphia Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division Chair2008 - 2009
The Union League of PhiladelphiaMember2008 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division Chair Elect2007 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar AssociationBench Bar Conference Committee2007 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar AssociationDelegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association2007 - 2012
Philadelphia Bar AssociationBar Association Nominating Committee2006 - 2008
Pen & Pencil ClubAssociate Member2006 - 2012
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyMS Society 2006 Leadership Class2006 - 2007
Philadelphia Bar AssociationCommission on Judicial Selection and Retention2006 - 2012
Lawyers Club of PhiladelphiaTreasurer2006 - 2013
Preservation Alliance for Greater PhiladelphiaMember2006 - 2012
Temple American Inn of CourtMember2005 - Present
Vesper ClubMember2005 - 2008
Variety ClubMember2005 - 2008
The Pennsylvania SocietyMember2005 - Present
The Louis Brandeis Law SocietyExecutive Board Member2005 - 2012
District Attorneys’ Alumni AssociationMember2005 - Present
US Dept of Justice North Philadelphia Weed & SeedVice President, Board of Directors2005 - 2014
Free and Accepted MasonsMember2005 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division Vice Chair2004 - 2006
Pyramid ClubMember2004 - 2012
The World Affairs Council of PhiladelphiaMember2004 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division Financial Secretary2003 - 2004
The Louis Brandeis Law SocietyMember2003 - 2013
Temple Law Alumni AssociationExecutive Board Member2003 - 2013
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2002 - 2013
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationYLD Zone Chair2002 - 2008
Friends of the American Red CrossMember2002 - 2012
National District Attorneys AssociationAssociate Member2001 - 2005
Young America PACMember2001 - 2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2001 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2013
US Dept of Justice North Philadelphia Weed & SeedBoard Member2001 - 2014
Lawyers Club of PhiladelphiaMember2001 - 2013
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMunicipal Courts Committee2001 - 2012
Philadelphia Bar AssociationProfessional Responsibility Committee2001 - 2012
Philadelphia Bar AssociationCriminal Justice Section Executive Board2001 - 2012
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - 2012
Pennsylvania Narcotic Officers AssociationAssociate Member2001 - 2005
Pennsylvania District Attorneys AssociationMember2001 - 2005
Philadelphia East Division Crime Victims ServicesBoard Member2001 - 2005
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - 2012
Philadelphia Bar AssociationYoung lawyers Division Executive Board2001 - 2009
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2012
The Justinian SocietyMember2001 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationFederal Courts Committee2001 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Bellmon, et al.Convicted
Commonwealth v. Edgar Alamo & Denis PoloConvicted
Commonwealth v. James HogelandConvicted

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Philadelphia LawyerPhiladelphias Ambassadors to Italy2011
The Bencher (American Inns of Court)Temple American Inn of Court Celebrates 20 Years2011
At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationCasting A Wider ‘Net’ Why Young Lawyers Are Embracing Social Networking Sites Like Never Before, At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division,2009
At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAccreditation of Law School Proposal: A Hot Topic at the ABA Midyear Meeting2008
The Legal IntelligencerCity of Lawyerly Love2008
ABA JournalSocial Promotion2008
At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationWeapons of Mass Destruction2005
Weed & Seed InsightsAsset Forfeiture Takes a Front Seat in Philly2005
At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationThe War on Drugs Faces a Budget Crunch2005
Weed & Seed InsightsCommunity Aided Prosecution in the Weed & Seed Site: A Success Story2004
Weed & Seed InsightsA Prosecutor’s Tool to Better Quality of Life and Combat Drug Nuisances in the Weed & Seed Site2004
At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationPhiladelphia’s Ultimate Weapon in Fighting the War on Drugs2004
Philadelphia WeeklyDrug Dealers are Domestic Terrorists2004
Temple International and Comparative Law JournalTemple International and Comparative Law Journal2001
Temple International and Comparative Law JournalTemple International and Comparative Law Journal2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD2001
The American UniversityCLEG: Communications, Law, Economics & GovernmentBA1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Top Gun: Undercover Drug Law Enforcement TrainingProsecuting a Drug Case2009
American College of Osteopathic PhysiciansContract Negotiations2009
Criminal Justice Mentoring SummitCriminal Case Preparation2008
The People’s Law SchoolThe People’s Law School2007
The Ins and Outs of Election LawThe Ins and Outs of Election Law2007
My First Federal Jury TrialMy First Federal Jury Trial2007
Don’t Forget Your Ethics, Personal Injury PotpourriDon’t Forget Your Ethics2007
The People’s Law SchoolCriminal Law & Criminal Procedure2006
The People’s Law SchoolCriminal Law & Criminal Procedure2005
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office CLEUsing Trial Technology in a Criminal Jury Trial2005
National Black Prosecutors Association 2005 Annual ConferenceDrug Diversionary Programs in the U.S.2005
Top Gun Drug Prosecution CourseDirect & Cross Examination with Technology2004
The People’s Law SchoolCriminal Law & Criminal Procedure2004
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office CLEUsing Trial Technology in a Criminal Jury Trial2004
Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar ConferenceUsing Trial Technology in a Jury Trial2004
The People’s Law SchoolCriminal Law & Criminal Procedure2003
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office CLEUsing Trial Technology in a Criminal Jury Trial2003
The People’s Law SchoolCriminal Law & Criminal Procedure2002