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Jeffrey M. Seigle is an advanced mediator, arbitrator, and attorney. He is married and has three sons. Mr. Seigle received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from Campbell University School of Law. Following law school, Mr. Seigle opened a sole law practice in Raleigh. His practice has included family law, juvenile law, real estate law, and he has been part of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcty Lawyers. Mr. Seigle also practiced as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of North Carolina litigating tort claims and workers’ compensation cases.
While practicing juvenile law Mr. Seigle helped successfully litigate the class action lawsuit brought against the state of North Carolina because of overcrowding in the juvenile detention facilities, thereby improving conditions and requiring delivery of psychological services to incarcerated youth. Mr. Seigle was thereafter appointed to the Governor’s Juvenile Crime Commission.
In 2001 Mr. Seigle, having concluded that litigation did not serve families well, co-founded the first family collaborative practice group in Wake County and one of the first in North Carolina. Mr. Seigle appreciated the fact that in the collaborative setting his clients could control their outcome, unlike in the adversarial process, and walk away with a more satisfactory resolution.
Because of the unique paradigm shift in thought necessary to move between an adversarial law practice and a collaborative law practice, Mr. Seigle now restricts his practice to collaborative law. This has allowed him to become an expert in the nuances of settling family’s divorce issues.
Mr. Seigle is an instructor for the Alternative Divorce Resolution (ADR) clinic at NC Central Law School, and teaches mediation and arbitration for the UNC Health Care System and the NC Office of State Personnel. On a weekly basis, Mr. Seigle donates his time and skills to support the Carolina Dispute Settlement Services organization. Mr. Seigle has mediated and arbitrated numerous cases in the areas of family, criminal, contract and commercial law. He is a co-founder of the Carolina Collaborative Practice Group and Separating Together Collaborative Practice Group.
You can learn more about Jeff by visiting JeffSeigleLaw.com.