The following was submitted to Patch by W Communications.
Ridgewood resident Jonas K. Seigel, Esq. was chosen by the New Jersey State Bar Association as its 2014 Young Lawyer of the Year.
Seigel, 36, is a partner in the personal injury and medical malpractice firm of Seigel Capozzi Law, located on Goffle Road in Ridgewood. He received his award at a formal presentation at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City on May 15, 2014. The annual award is presented to a young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, community service, and service to the state bar.
“To be selected by the state bar is a dream come true,” said Seigel. “I am humbled by the experience and truly proud and honored to be chosen.”
Professionally, Seigel earned his Masters of Law in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.
In 2013, he recovered $2.025 million on behalf of the family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash involving an automobile. The recovery was extraordinary because Seigel located surveillance footage that refuted the police department’s investigation. Initially, the police department determined that the motorcyclist caused his own death since the only version of what happened was offered by the negligent driver of the automobile.
He has repeatedly been named a New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and as a “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers.
In 2013, Seigel founded the Seigel Capozzi Charity Fund, Inc., which last year donated two thousand backpacks to underprivileged children of Paterson’s public schools. He has donated his time to Habitat for Humanity, Wills for Heroes, and is a past recipient of the Paul Patti Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack.
This past year, Seigel served as a Trustee of both the Bergen and Passaic County Bar Associations, as well as on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also in line to become Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division. Additionally, he is a frequent lecturer to attorneys and the public on the subject of insurance law and consumer protection.
Seigel resides in Ridgewood with his wife Eliana and two young children, Max and Luca.