Jason J. Sigel is a partner with Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP. His practice is devoted exclusively to litigating on behalf of people injured through the negligence of others or by defective products.
While still an associate at DBBWC, Mr. Sigel, along with his partner Hank G. Greenblatt, was named Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association Advocate of the Year in recognition of his record personal injury verdict in Amador County.
Mr. Sigel is the only attorney in the history of the firm to obtain this prestigious recognition as an associate. He fought on behalf of his client for more than four years before the case ultimately went to trial in September 2014 after the defendant’s insurance company refused to pay the $250,000 policy limits despite the fact the plaintiff underwent cervical disk replacement surgery.
After a two week trial, the jury returned a record $3.7 million verdict, the largest personal injury verdict ever obtained in Amador County. Following an appeal after the trial, which Mr. Sigel briefed and argued in the Third District Court of Appeals, the case settled for $4.2 million.
Mr. Sigel’s other trial victories include a $2.9 million verdict on behalf of a young woman rear-ended by a commercial vehicle. The case went to trial after the last offer from the defense of $350,000 was rejected. The jury awarded the plaintiff more than $1 million for past and future medical care and an additional $1.9 million for past and future pain and suffering.
Mr. Buccola, Mr. Campora and Mr. Sigel obtained a wrongful death verdict of more than $2.4 million in the case of Jacobs v. Sacramento Regional Transit. The verdict came nearly five years after Mrs. Jacobs was killed by a left-turning bus at the intersection of 8th Street and Q Street in downtown Sacramento.
Liability was hotly contested throughout the trial with RT’s lawyers contending that Mrs. Jacobs was jay walking at the time of the accident. As a result of the extensive forensic testimony put on at trial by the plaintiffs, the jury sided with the Jacobs family when they determined that Mrs. Jacobs was struck and killed while in the crosswalk.
In addition to representing clients in trial and on appeal, Mr. Sigel has published and presented papers related to automobile defect litigation at engineering and legal meetings across the country including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association for Justice, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, and Consumer Attorneys of California.
- California, 2005
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2009
- Santa Barbara College of Law, Santa Barbara, California, Juris Doctor
- California State University, Bachelor of Arts
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