Benjamin J. SiegelAssociate
"I am a relentless, tireless advocate for my clients."
Ben Siegel is an associate at Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani and represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, on a variety of complex employment and labor law matters.
After graduating from Yale University in 2000, Ben worked at a policy institute in Jerusalem, Israel, where he was part of a World Health Organization research team investigating cutting-edge approaches to long-term health care policies in developing countries. Following his return to the United States, Ben completed a dual degree in law and public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.
While in law school, Ben was a law clerk for a leading Texas plaintiffs’ side employment and labor law firm, Deats Durst Owen & Levy, PLLC. During his employment with Deats Durst, he co-authored an article with partner Phil Durst about constitutional issues in employment law. In law school, Ben was also a law clerk at the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California, where he wrote an article criticizing California’s attempts to limit medical care to children receiving Medicaid services.
Following his graduation from law school, Ben was a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas M. Reavley of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Houston. During his clerkship, Ben worked on a variety of complex cases involving employment law, constitutional law, ERISA, bankruptcy, criminal law, and other legal areas.
Ben has a practice focused exclusively on employment and labor law. He has represented clients in cases involving claims of age, disability, medical condition, and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment. Ben also represents labor unions in complex cases before the National Labor Relations Board, private arbitrators, and the courts.
Education and Background
Ben was raised in Oakland, California and attended Skyline High School, graduating in 1996. He has been practicing law in California since 2008.
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, High Honors, 2007; Articles Editor, Texas Law Review; Texas Law Public Interest Fellowship.
The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, M.P.A., First in Class, 2007; LBJ Foundation Award.
Yale University, B.A. Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, 2000.
Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2007-2008.
California United States District Courts:
Northern District of California
Eastern District of California
Benjamin Siegel, Constitutional Rights and the Counter-Majoritarian Dilemma (May 15, 2007) (unpublished Master’s thesis, University of Texas at Austin).
Benjamin Siegel, Note, Applying a “Maturity Factor” Without Compromising the Goals of the Class Action, 85 TEXAS L. REV. 741 (2007) (Texas Law Review Best Litigation Note, Volume 85).
Benjamin Siegel & Philip Durst, The Constitution at Work, State Bar of Texas, Bill of Rights Course (May 2007).
Benjamin Siegel et al., Beyond the Numbers: Improving Postsecondary Success through a Central Texas High School Data Center, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Policy Research Report No. 148 (2005).
Benjamin Siegel, California Must Protect Health Care for Medi-Cal Children, 15 YOUTH L. NEWS 1 (2004), available at www.youthlaw.org.