Bernard L. Siegel, Esq.
Law Offices of Bernard L. Siegel, Philadelphia
Mr. Siegel is a sole practitioner in Philadelphia engaged solely in criminal defense since 1986. Before entering private practice, Mr. Siegel was a prosecutor for 14 years, serving as First Assistant District Attorney, Erie County, PA (Jan. 1972 – May 1976); Deputy Attorney General/Special Prosecutor for Philadelphia (May 1976-1978); and Deputy District Attorney, Investigations Division, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (1978-1986). He received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1963 and his B.A. degree from Brandeis University in 1960. Since 1995, Mr. Siegel has been an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law, teaching Advanced Criminal Trial Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and one term as Chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), for which he served as President in 2007-2008. He is a contributing author to the books “Pennsylvania Grand Jury Practice” and “By No Extraordinary Means.” He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics for a variety of organizations, including: PACDL, the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). He has been the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, and the Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award from PACDL.