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Steven M Segalas

Family Attorney at Hillsdale, NJ

4.9   19 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
    New York - NY 26 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Family
    Extensive involvement in all areas of family practice, including but not limited to divorce, custody, business valuation, appeals, and pre-nuptial agreements..

  3. Domestic violence
    There is a significant overlap between divorce matters and domestic relations. Steven has extensive trial experience in both areas.

    200 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Speeding, traffic violations, DWI and DUI.

  5. Real estate
    Real estate sales and purchases, residential and commercial.

Steven Segalas has decades of experience and has handled the complexities of divorce matters involving issues as sensitive as custody and parenting time, as well as matters involving complex business valuation models.  He is no stranger to handling high asset divorce matters as well as everyday matters for families with average incomes.

Mr. Segalas makes it a policy to try to make it both easy and convenient for client to meet, communicate, and work together with counsel during a case. His offices are conveniently located in Hackensack and Hawthorne, New Jersey; and he has never hesitated to meet clients outside of the office if appropriate and necessary in order to satisfy their needs and concerns provided privacy can be adequately maintained. He also utilizes current technologies to make his client's interactions with his firm simpler. Contact Mr. Segalas to request more information and to schedule a consultation with either he or an attorney of your choice in his office.  

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The Segalas Law Firm
80 Broadway
Suite 101
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4.9 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Steven is a great attorney – works and fights hard for his clients. Staff is excellent. Fair, honest, reliable.
Posted by Christine | April 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
highly recommend!
Steven helped us every step of the way as we closed on our first home. He worked around the clock, answered any questions we had, and made the stressful home buying process as painless as possible. Can’t recommend him enough!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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Non-profit General Counsel
Steven acts as wide ranging General Counsel to the larger Non-profit mental health center for which I am the CEO. Our needs are extremely varied and cover just about every area of law there is. Steven has become a trusted advisor to myself, the management team and to the staff. He listens extremely well, pivots based on the situation and has consistently delivered the highest quality legal representation one could hope for. In addition, he believes in our mission (mental health) and always keeps that in mind when making decision. I do not hesitate in giving him my highest, unqualified recommendation. Michael Tozzoli, CEO, West Bergen Mental Healthcare
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Posted by LJean | December 3, 2020
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I went through an emotional divorce and Steven and his firm was extremely sensitive to my needs and concerns. They were very professional and I felt they knew what I needed and had my best interest at heart. Since I never had a need for this type of law before, they guided me through the entire process and explained every part of it the whole way. I would recommend Steven and his firm. Thank you!
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Posted by Jessica | October 20, 2020
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The best
Where do I even start? Steven is nothing short of a phenomenal attorney. I went into my home purchase thinking it would be a quick and simple, which ended up being far from the case. No matter what unexpected bumps came up along the way to the closing table, Steven handled them, kept the deal together and always went above and beyond. It was a unique situation, but he ultimately kept my deal together which kept me and my dog from becoming homeless during a pandemic. SO needless to say, you want Steven on your side for any and all real estate transactions and I would certainly trust him with other legal matters as well.
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Posted by Lisa M | August 16, 2020
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Truly satisfied
I have nothing but gratitude for how Steven handled my case. His knowledge and presentation of information made me wish I had met him 15 years ago when my divorce began. His ability to remain calm and focused truly prevailed, resulting in a positive outcome.
Posted by Damaris and Jose | July 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate
Steven took care of our home sale and purchase. From the beginning Until the end, he was kind, professional and very communicative. He answered emails and texts right away, took the time to explain our contracts and what was taking place. We started right when COVID19 hit, lost our buyer and had to find a new one or we would loose our purchase home. Steven didn’t miss a beat, he communicated extremely well with the attorneys all involved with high level of professionalism. He shows trends compassion for the difficulties you face while selling and buying a home. We plan on using Steven for other areas needed with an attorney.
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Posted by martin | June 2, 2020
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The best in my opinion
Steven, Bent over backwards to accommodate for our closing which could have been a nightmare if not for his expertise. Opened on a Sunday to do a will for us .Overall one off the greatest experiences of my life dealing with a professional was dealing with Steven and his agency.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Guardian Angel
I’m so grateful Mr. Segalas swooped in at the just right moment and gave me the clarity and fortitude I needed to prevail through the deception and intimidation I was facing. Thanks to Mr. Segala, I was encouraged to stand my ground and protect my son. I am so grateful for his responsiveness, humor and generosity at a time of fear, desperation and doubt. His council was so right on that I didn’t even need to hire him because his council prevented any further litigation. I am so thankful for him coming to my aid like a warrior guardian angel speaking truth and giving me tools to shield and defend myself when I felt so vulnerable. My son and I are forever grateful.
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Posted by Jannine | July 10, 2019
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Knowledgeable, compassionate, consummate professional
Steve handled a very sensitive and emotional matter for my family with the utmost professionalism and diligence. He is thorough and knowledgeable. His kindness and sensitivity at a very difficult time proved invaluable.
Posted by Laurie | May 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I endorse Steven Segalas
As a family lawyer I have worked with Steven for many years. At times we were adverse and other times co-counsel. Steven is a true professional and an excellent lawyer. He is smart, zealous and creative.
Posted by Anthony | September 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A True Professional, Caring and Compassionate
Steven handled a complicated emotional post divorce matter for for me with all of the expertise and grit you would expect from a top Family Law Attorney, but Steven also has a deep care and concern for his clients best interest as a whole long after the matter is settled that I am proud to say for anyone considering him for your matter you should meet him and see for yourself. I'm sure you will feel as confident as I did that he is a Top Choice Attorney.
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Posted by Luis | June 21, 2018
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Great Attorney
Steven Segalas truly cares for his clients. He is knowledgeable, kind and a great negotiater! Served as my attorney for a difficult child support case and handled challenges with ease. He's the one to have on your side. Would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Thoughful and Caring
He knows his business as an attorney and keeps you updated. He is not only an advocate in court but outside of it. I cannot recommend him enough.
Posted by Bonnie | July 17, 2015
Divorce Attorney
Absolutely do not know where I would be without him. I went through a 3 year divorce where my ex-husband changed lawyers numerous times. Steven was on top of every single aspect of my case and was there for me every single step of the way, he even spent Valentine's Day in mediation with me. In addition to handling the divorce, Steven also represented me in my Domestic Violence Case against my ex-husband and secured a FRO (formal restraining order) . The trial revealed very personal, embarrassing and painful information. Steven was nothing but professional and supportive. If you are looking for an attorney, you will be in excellent hands with him. Even when you are at your worst, he will hand you a tissue and make you smile!
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Posted by Faith | March 27, 2015
Steven M. Segalas is an outstanding Family Law attorney
I have worked with Steven as an adversary on many cases. Steven is an expert on Family Law. He is always up to date on statutes, Rules of Court and case law which bears on the cases we have handled together. I respect Steven's strong advocacy for his clients. Steven knows when to fight and when to compromise. This is the true sign of a great Family Law attorney.
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Posted by Mark | March 10, 2015
Saved from the X
Steve worked his magic to saved me from the X....Saved me thousands! Fast-precise-no BS. I would use Steve without second thoughts knowing you will be in the best of care & guidance!
Posted by GIRI Vurinka | February 27, 2014
Best Lawyers
MY attorney make ME a priority. He always explain the legal divorce process in terms I can understand and the ability to answer all of my divorce questions. The office well-staffed for the follow up.. My attorney have team of lawyers and legal assistants trained to guide me through the divorce process and fight for your best interests.. MY attorney always presents a clear plan which includes all steps of divorce, information I need to gather, and a fee schedule. My attorney raise other issues I had not thought of yet that could have significant ramifications for the short-term and long-term success of my Divorce I Go with my attorney who addresses my fears and concerns; exudes confidence and feels like a good fit for me :) Damiano Law Offices highly recommended
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2015
Great attorney Handled my Divorce
My divorce and subsequent child custody matters were quite involved. Mr. Segalas was thoughtful and helpful throughout the process. He employed some out of the box thinking that allowed me to continue to have healthcare for myself and my children during a very trying time in my life. I always felt protected in court. Mr Segalas was always ready to respond to whatever allegation was made in my direction from opposing counsel. I was very happy with his service.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Segalas Law Firm LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Damiano Law Offices
  • 1997 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • State Of New Jersey Judiciary
  • 1995 - 1996


  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Saint Peter's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • S.A., et als v. Garfield Board of Education and State Dept. of Education
  • Board of Education's decision to remove children was found to be appropriate.
  • Barblock v. Barblock
  • Successful


  • Early Settlement Panel (Passaic County)
  • Panel Chair
  • 2006 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1999 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Coldwell Banker Lunch Seminar
  • Time of the Essence issues in real estate transactions
  • 2019
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Real property transactions, and local government issues
  • 2018
  • BNI-Crossroads Chapter
  • 10 Things every business owner should know about divorce
  • 2015
  • BNI Meeting
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Segalas is one of the brightest and most caring attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His knowledge of the applicable case law and statutes places him miles ahead of the curve. If you or someone you know is in need of a family and/or divorce attorney, I highly recommend calling Mr. Segalas."