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Jay Robert Seigel

Family Attorney at Sarasota, FL

4.7   25 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    Including Divorce & Separation; Parenting Plans; Child Support

  2. Real estate
    20%

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019
Client's Choice
2020 2019

Location

Law Office of Jay R. Seigel, P.A.
1800 Second Street
Suite 884
Sarasota, FL, 34236

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Stephen | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Please read
I'm not one to usually write a review but this time it's a little different during one of the scariest hardest times of my life where I felt lost confused and hopeless and not to mention scared I knew I needed help I knew I needed somebody to help me enter one of the scariest times of my life I knew I had to find a lawyer and that thought alone was terrifying I knew the first thing that I needed to do is ask for God to guide me and hope he heard my prayer so I began to Google family lawyers never have hiring a lawyer in my life I just began to scroll and that's where I came across Jay's office a local family lawyer exactly what I was looking for so I began to read and the more I read the more i felt a little at peace which is a lot more than I'd felt in a long time at this point so I decided to give him a call and from the first moment of contacting his office I felt a sense of professionalism they were kind welcoming and making sure I could get in almost immediately as this was an urgency on my part because I had no idea what was about to come and from the moment that we met which was almost immediately in which I really appreciated I had a million questions and it was so nice that he took the time he listened to me he talked with me he explained things to me and most let me know that I was going to be okay and we were going to get through this together finally I felt like I had somebody that knew the laws that knows the court system somebody that could answer these questions and help me get through this and I have to say during this entire court case Jay and his assistant and his team were there for me every phone call every question I never felt like I was bothering them I never felt like my questions were stupid I felt like he always took the time to consider my feelings my thoughts my worries and every time I spoke with him I felt at ease I felt at peace and that was a reassurance that I was on the right path because if anybody has ever gone through Family Court they know how stressful it can be and I want to say such a thank you to Jay and his team when I first walked into that office I told him after all this is said and done I want to make sure that my daughter comes out on top I want my daughter to be the winner it's not about what I want it's not about what her mother wants it's about what's in the best interest of my child because that's what this is all about and that's exactly what he did and I am so grateful for what you did for me Jay and my my family you were the answer to my prayers you were my blessing Jay you are no longer my attorney you are a lifelong friend please if anybody's in the same situation and they're scared don't know where to go don't know who to talk to I absolutely suggest talking to Jay and his team they will not steer you wrong they will always look out for your best interest thanks again guys
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Posted by Jen | October 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST Attorney in the Sarasota/ Tampa Bay area for Family Law!!!
After interviewing many attorneys, I met Jay Seigel and HIRED HIM that same day. I knew he was perfect for my complicated family law case and felt immediately I was in good hands and that he was going to take care of me and most of all my children! I was in a HIGH conflict divorce case and custody case. He helped me through the most difficult time in my life and made me feel comfortable going through the divorce process and always gave me the positive reinforcement that everything was going to be ok. He fought for my children and I and I trusted him through my entire divorce process. He will be my attorney for LIFE and I know that my kids and I are well protected!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JAY SEIGEL!!! He is the BEST Attorney to have on your side because he will fight for you and your family and protect you!!!
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Posted by Jennifer | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
We were pleased to have engaged Jay Seigel to represent us in legal matter and recommend his services highly. From the onset, Jay was responsive, professional, and amiable. We found him to be well organized and he quickly focused in on the details that were at the core of our case. His communication was timely and his preparedness for our court date was impressive and well thought out. He explained all of the possible outcomes for our situation and we found his knowledge of the law reassuring, but more than that, we found his words and demeanor to be a comfort. We were 100% successful in our endeavor and can’t thank him enough!
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Storage Nightmare
I was being deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and chose to place my property in storage with a company that rhymes with All My Guns Moving and Storage. I have since moved to California and left my belongings with that company. I was notified Feb 2021 that I had 2 weeks to find another storage facility or my belongings would be put up for auction. My phone calls were never returned and I could not make arrangements to have my property moved. It was clear to me that I had to hire Jay Seigel to act on my behalf while All My Guns held my property hostage. Without his negotiating skills and particular attention to detail ref contracts my nightmare would not have been resolved in my favor. My property is safe in another storage facility and he saved me thousands of dollars. Veteran friendly!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A divorce that looked easy.
Jay was exceptionally helpful to my case. The divorce went smoothly thanks to his expertise and helpful advice. Then began a long drawn out event due to my ex's personality. Jay was always "there" and helped to get the results needed. It is all finally over. I would highly recommend Jay to anyone in a divorce situation.
Posted by Nabil | February 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's the best lawyer very loyal to his clients
The best lawyer to have in your side to represent you in court he's a good lawyer I'm glad I hire him to represent me he's good lawyer and a winner
Posted by Denise | September 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of a kind attorney!
I was recently in the need of some legal assistance when luckily, I found Jay. During a time that could have been quite stressful, Jay patiently (and happily) talked my situation out with me, explained the ins and outs of all my options and guided me to the one that made the most sense for ME, which I so appreciated.

 He went above and beyond to make sure that I had the clarity I needed, was kind, personable and professional. He’s passionate about helping others, is thoroughly knowledgeable in his field of expertise, and I’m so grateful for his help in finding a solution that brought me peace. If you’re reading this now and looking for an attorney, Jay is your man. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
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Posted by Gloria & Harold | May 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Attorney
If you are looking for a real estate attorney in the state of Florida look no further and hire Mr. Seigel who is a true professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable attorney who gives you all the pricing upfront. His staff and him went above and beyond to help us get a favorable outcome. Thank you Mr. Seigel!
Posted by Allison | April 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful!
I got the pleasure of speaking to Jay today in the phone. He was patient, kind, and I never once felt rushed. He listened to my story and gave me advice. He went above and beyond helping more than I thought I would ever get with a phone consultation! We will definitely be hiring him in the future if ever needed!
Posted by James | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Hired Attorney Jay Robert Seigel to handle my divorce. He was extremely responsive and professional throughout the entire process. Through his advice and legal knowledge, this process was able to be concluded in a timely manner. Based on my experience working with him I would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in town
Jay is a great guy and will help you in any need you have. He held me smooth out my divorce and get everything squared away in a timely fashion. If you have any questions he'll always be there for you. Definitely recommend Jay he is a man of his word.
Posted by Sandra | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jay Seigel one of the best Lawyer I ever met.
Mr. Jay Seigel, Is my Lawyer for life I am very please with the way he handled my Divorce and now handling my foreclosure of my family home. Thank you and thank you to his assistant Mrs Seigel a great team together.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce settlement
My ex-husband and I had to amend our simplified dissolution of marriage to transfer IRA funds without tax consequences. We were referred to Jay and he helped us get it done quickly, and without having to go back to court. He knew we had some pressing financial issues and worked with us - he was always available by phone, email, and when necessary in his office.
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Posted by Roland | November 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best guide through the legal jungle
Mr. Seigel was a great guide and comfort through my legal issues, taking the time to explain the process and going the extra mile in his representation of me. I am proud to call him my attorney and would most certainly go to him again should I need expert and professional representaion.
Posted by Isaiah | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and personable
Jay helped me get partial custody of my new born son. He was very professional and real beacon during a very trying time. He was specific and confident and was able to achieve the goals we set for our case. Jay made a rough year easier and i would recommend his services to anyone in need.
Posted by Kayla petrucci | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the BEST attorney!!!!!
Consulted and hired Jay and let me tell you he made everything simple, easy & fluent from the start. I was so beyond stressed with creating a parenting plan through court and all the legal issues that came with it!! He came to the rescue and put my mind at ease while I went to work and took care of my children. Always returned phone calls and emails swiftly and no matter how much I stressed out him and his office kept me reassured. My family has used him multiple times and he is DEFINITELY someone I recommend very often!!! Thank you Jay for handling all of our family needs and making everything a breeze! Highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Erich | September 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Jay was referred to me by a friend....choosing him was the BEST DECISION I made. He was so down to earth and great at what he does. My divorce went smoothly. His knowledge of real estate during the process saved me a ton of money also. I highly recommend.
Posted by Mark | July 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client Focused & Talented
Jay Seigel was the perfect lawyer for our family because he's a tough lawyer and a good listener. His legal advice was always based on realistic outcomes, even if it wasn't exactly what we wanted to hear. However, his legal counsel took into consideration the route we wanted to take and he represented us in a way that showed just how knowledgeable and capable he is. Jay was always there to give us realistic expectations but at the same time listen to what we had to say. Jay's tenacity and litigation skills in the courtroom were extremely impressive and he was able to get us the outcome we were looking for. Jay is a rare find, a talented and personable lawyer that is easy to work with, and we feel fortunate to have found him.
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Posted by Kathy | June 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce hearing
I was privileged to watch Jay Seigel represent my daughter contesting a motion made by her husband. We were both nervous but he told us about possibllities and assured us he would do his best to achieve the best outcome. I was so impressed by how he presented the case and how he fought to get the best results for my daughter. I would highly recommend him. He is compassionate and professional
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Posted by Michael | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and reliable
Mr Seigel has worked with me on a few different things and has always come through with excellent results. I would use him again and recommend him to anyone looking for legal help in his fields of expertise.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jay R. Seigel, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Phelan Hallinan Schmieg, LLP
  • 2009 - 2016

Education

  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark
  • 1998
  • Arizona State University
  • BA- Communications; Magna Cum Laude
  • 1992

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Oral Argument in Law Award
  • Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Jay
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is proficient in family law but in many other legal areas as well. His knowledge and intelligence of the law is a litigating force to be reckoned with. Jay also has a dynamic personality with a keen understanding of people and life so is able to bring a human element and approach to cases and those he represents. He is a great attorney bottom line."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on cases and consulted with him regarding specific areas where I do not practice. His advise has always been highly on point and very beneficial in answering my specific needs. I would refer matters to Jay without question."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Seigel for many years. He is a highly knowledgeable attorney. He has a high standard of ethics and cares deeply about his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Attorney Seigel for over a year in his practice of family law. Attorney Seigel is consistently well prepared in the representation of his clients for hearings, mediations, and trials. He utilizes critical thinking in his analysis of cases while approaching cases with practicality based upon the facts of the case. He makes reasonable attempts to settle a case before seeking judicial intervention. I endorse Attorney Seigel in the area of family law."
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Sarasota Family Lawyer Jay Robert Seigel
Jay Robert Seigel
Family Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available