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Gerald D Siegel

Personal injury Attorney at Plainsboro, NJ

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1978
    Status
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About Gerald

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    We represent accident victims who suffered injuries in auto, bus, motorcycle, tractor-trailer, slip and fall, dog bite, construction, and industrial type accidents as well as by malpractice and who suffer disc, spinal, joint, burns, scarring and traumatic brain injuries. Initial consulation on accident cases is complimentary. We are able to handle your case on a "contingent fee agreement" which means that you pay no legal fees unless we obtain a recovery for you.

    46 years

I was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey where I graduated from Victor Mravlag School 21, Hamilton Junior High School and Thomas Jefferson High School in 1971. I loved baseball, Mickey Mantle, the Yankees and I played in the Elizabethport Little League.
       
In my junior year of high school, a friend showed me a catalogue from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. I fell in love with the images of the campus primarily because it looked “like college is supposed to.”

So, in the fall of 1971, at age 17, a year after the Beatles broke up and with Rod Stewarts’ “Maggie May” on the 8 track tape deck, I went off to Athens, Ohio into an eye opening world that I had never before experienced.

At OU, I studied Political Science and took some interesting courses from some great professors. I met new people and learned about the Midwest and about the poor in Appalachia. My Ohio University experiences helped build my philosophy and values about justice and fairness for the vulnerable and less fortunate. I give a lot of credit to Professors Roger Schaefer, Sung Ho Kim, Ron Hunt, Jim Tilling, Dean McWilliams and Edgar Whan.

After graduation from OU, I moved to New England and went to law school in the sleepy little village of South Royalton, Vermont at Vermont Law School. I was a member of the third graduating class in 1978.

We began classes in July of 1975. The first case that we studied, as a class, assigned by Professor Gene Shreve, was a product liability case called Bertha Chisky vs. Drake’s Cake’s.   

For a new school, we had very bright professors, drawn for the most part from the Ivy Leagues law schools. Most were only a few years older than us and they challenged us. I give credit to our late Dean, Tom Debevoise, who brought in these young professors and built a strong foundation on which VLS flourishes today. The senior professor who he signed as a “free agent” was Ralph Bischoff, age 72, who had to retire from NYU Law School due to his age.  NYU’s loss was VLS’ gain as he brought a lot of experience and credibility to the school. Other fine professors were David Firestone, Peter Teachout and Stephen Dycus, and Ken Kreiling who are still teaching at VLS.

Law school was hard, but it gave me a model for problem solving and taught me how “to think like a lawyer.” I am very grateful for the wonderful education I received at Vermont Law School.

After graduation, I moved to Central New Jersey, took the bar exam and became licensed in the New Jersey State Courts and the New Jersey Federal Courts on December 6, 1978. I started my career doing insurance defense work, that is, defending cases brought by accident victims and I got a lot of trial experience in those years.  I also learned how insurance companies and defense attorneys attack and evaluate the claims of injured people. I did mostly defense work for the first half of my career and then decided that I wanted to carry over what I learned to help people who were hurt due to the fault of others.

The professional accomplishment which I value the most is my Certification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Lawyer. I suppose it is validation for my hard work, trial experience and recognition by our New Jersey Supreme Court, for which I have so much respect. I obtained it in order to demonstrate to my clients that I had the commitment to obtain a credential which they could value and to give them a competitive advantage in the handling of their case.

I am also member of the Middlesex County Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice. I also served on the Middlesex County District Ethics Committee and I currently serve on the Civil Lawyers Committee in Middlesex County. I am also an approved by the Superior Court to arbitrate personal injury cases in Middlesex and Mercer Counties. I have been retained by other attorneys in the personal injury field to mediate personal injury cases.

On the community side of things, I served as a Judge in the Vermont Law School Moot Court Competition, the Middlesex county Mock Trial Program and the Princeton University Mock Trial Competition.

My biggest accomplishment in life is my family. I am married and have three accomplished children. I live in Plainsboro and I have coached more than 35 seasons of recreational soccer, basketball and baseball for my kids and other children in the community.
       
I enjoy the challenge of helping people navigate the medical and legal process of a personal injury case. I enjoy working with medical professionals and using the medical evidence to prove an injury.

 

 

 

Location

Law Offices of Siegel & Siegel
666 Plainsboro Road
Building 100 Suite F
Plainsboro, NJ, 08536-1000

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Posted by Lisa | December 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills
Jerry has been my lawyer for over 20 yr. He has helped me with recommending a lawyer for my business, that has been great. He has written a will for my husband and I to protect my children from the state that could possibly take my business and property from them.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2014
One of the Best in New Jersery
Very knowledge, kind and understanding of legal issues. You could not pick a better one to represent you in New Jersey or New York city area.
Posted by John | November 22, 2013
Great Experience with Gerald
I had the opportunity to meet Gerald in relation to a personal injury. He took a lot of time to understand my situation and worked hard to address my needs. Although it took some time to get what was owed to me, Gerald explained the whole process and represented me unbelievably well. In the end, I got more than I ever expected and was very happy.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2008
Personal Injury
Great attorney & person. Very savvy. Gave me great advice about my auto accident case.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2008
Slip & Fall Case
Mr. Siegel did a great job with my workers comp and personal injury slip and fall case. Very approachable and very knowledgable. He helped me navigate my case to a great settlement, explaining each step of the process.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices Siegel & Siegel, P.C.
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Ohio University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975
  • Thomas Jeferson High School, Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Automobile Negligence - Mercer County
  • $900,000 settlement
  • Automobile Negligence - Gloucester County
  • $250,000 policy limit settlement
  • Automobile Negligence-Middlesex County
  • $1,500,000 settlement
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Associations

  • Middlesex County Civil Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Arbitrator - Middlesex and Mercer County
  • Arbitrator
  • 1984 - Present
  • District VIII Ethics Committee
  • Committee
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • NJ Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Siegel & Siegel, P.C. Auto Insurance Guide
  • Summary of AICRA 1998
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Liability Seminar
  • Liability of EMS Workers in New Jersey
  • 2009
  • American Interfidelity Claims Conference
  • New Jersey Legal Updates
  • 1991
  • Conference on School Law Liability
  • School Supervisor Liability Under The New Jersey Tort Claims Act
  • 1985
  • Summary of the N.J.A.F.I.U.A. and it's provisions
  • New Jersey Automobile Tort Reform
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
Endorse Gerald
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"Top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff and is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gerry Siegel is an excellent attorney, skilled in workers compensation, negligence and personal injury, and municipal court defense. I have referred many people to Gerry for workers compensation representation and without exception, they have thanked me for doing so. Gerry and his associates know the law, work hard and most important, care for their clients. I enthusiastically endorse Gerry."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Siegel is a highly skilled personal injury lawyer who consistently provides excellent answers to Avvo users. I fully endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced so he quickly understands the strengths and weaknesses in a case. He gets his points across without being disagreeable, understanding that adversaries do not have to be adversarial. It was a pleasure working with him to resolve this case."
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