Birth Injury Attorneys - Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates
What distinguishes the firm of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates from other "birth injury attorneys?"
Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates is
firm of exceptionally qualified attorneys
- dedicated to protecting the rights
of children who have suffered birth injuries
as a result of medical malpractice. Led
by the nationally renowned trial lawyer
and licensed medical doctor Kenneth Sigelman,
our firm has obtained a full range of verdicts,
settlements, and arbitration awards in excess
of $1 million. If your child sustained cerebral
palsy, Group B strep, or a brain injury
as a result of physician or hospital error,
turn to the experts - Kenneth M. Sigelman
& Associates. Our birth injury attorneys
can help you win your case.
Raising a child with a birth injury takes
a heavy toll on the entire family. Ken Sigelman
and his entire staff understand, empathize
with, and deeply respect the emotional and
financial sacrifices required of families
under these circumstances. Our job is to
do everything possible to assure that your
disabled child’s needs will be met
for his or her entire lifetime. We encourage
you to schedule an initial consultation,
which is always free of charge, so that
we can discuss your legal rights.
You will be in the hands of seasoned professionals
with Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates.
Please contact our
birth injury attorneys
Our committed and knowledgeable
Kenneth M. Sigelman
One of the few professionals in the world
who is both a licensed physician and a nationally
recognized trial attorney, Mr. Ken Sigelman
is uniquely qualified to help you achieve
justice and obtain fair compensation for
your child’s birth injury. With nearly
20 years’ experience handling cerebral
palsy and other birth injury cases, he has
the legal expertise, medical experience,
and determination to help you win your case.
Mr. Sigelman’s formal education is
second to none. As he completed his undergraduate
degree, Mr. Sigelman decided to pursue both
of his passions—law and medicine.
He enrolled at and graduated in 1976 with
honors from the University of Florida College
of Law, after which he obtained a one-year
clerkship with Justice James C. Adkins and
Arthur J. England of the Florida Supreme
Court. In 1977, Mr. Sigelman entered the
University of Miami School of Medicine,
earning his Doctorate of Medicine degree
in 1981. He passed the California Bar exam
while interning at St. Mary’s Hospital
in San Francisco and then began practicing
law in March 1983.
Mr. Sigelman’s legal expertise has
not gone unnoticed. In 1998, he received
the Outstanding Trial Lawyer award from
the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and
has been elected to membership in the highly
selective American Board of Trial Advocates,
an organization whose membership is limited
to lawyers who have completed at least 20
jury trials. In addition, he is a fellow
of the American College of Legal Medicine.
Mr. Sigelman is also the recipient of numerous
awards from the Consumer Attorneys of California
for his efforts and has been consulted by
the media for his thoughts on victims of
A member of many reputable professional
organizations, Mr. Sigelman has served as
chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee
of the Consumer Attorneys of California.
This leadership position has given him an
opportunity to testify many times before
the California State Legislature on behalf
of victims of medical malpractice and HMO
abuse, specifically including catastrophically
A gifted speaker and teacher, Mr. Sigelman
has lectured extensively at legal seminars,
where he has taught other attorneys how
to handle all phases of medical malpractice
litigation, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s
palsy, and other birth injury cases.
While Ken Sigelman is licensed to practice
law in California and Florida, and before
the United States Supreme Court, he has
handled cases in numerous other states with
the permission of the court and, where appropriate,
the association of local counsel.
If your loved one has suffered a birth
injury at the hand of a negligent professional,
we can help. Please contact
Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates today.
Penelope A. Phillips
A skilled attorney, Penelope Phillips joined
Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates in
1991, but she has specialized in medical
negligence since the mid-1980s. She brings
to the firm excellent litigation skills,
extensive experience, and a proven ability
to obtain positive results for her clients.
She is an indispensable member of the legal
team, having helped the firm obtain a number
of million-dollar jury verdicts and several
multi-million dollar settlements.
After earning her undergraduate degree
from the University of Southern California,
Ms. Phillips enrolled at the University
of California Boalt Hall School of Law,
from which she graduated in 1982. She began
practicing law in 1982.
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