Thomas Seigel

Attorney and Former Federal Prosecutor

Thomas J. Seigel is a former federal prosecutor with 20 years' experience as a criminal and civil litigator. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with honors. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. He also holds a Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing from Fairfield University. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. As a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, he has handled a variety of cases involving organized crime, narcotics trafficking, and white collar fraud. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.

Recent Articles
Entrapment: How Far is Too Far for the Police?
Aren't all undercover police operations a matter of entrapment? ... Read more

Reporting Crimes: Witnessing, Ignoring, Falsely Reporting, and Lying
Reporting a crime can be legally required of you, depending on the situation. ... Read more

Ignorance of the Law May Be an Excuse
No one is expected to know the law like a Supreme Court Justice. But your ignorance will help you in a very few situations. ... Read more

Appealing a Criminal Sentence
Appealing your sentence is better than a long shot, but far from a sure thing. ... Read more

Before You Fire Your Court-Appointed Lawyer
Firing your lawyer succeeds only when the relationship has seriously broken down. ... Read more