Gerald S. Segal, Esq. founded the law firm of Segal, Berk, Gaines and Liss in 1967. He is currently the Senior Partner and Managing Partner at the firm.
Mr. Segal graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Drexel University in 1963. He then went on to attend Temple Law School where he received his Doctor of Law Degree in 1966. It was only one year later that he founded this firm in The Windsor Suites, the same building he still operates from today.
Mr. Segal developed the heart of the firm which is Civil Litigation as well as transactional and contractual work. The firm works on putting “deals” together and handling the drafting of contracts as well as continuing the representation of the entity once it is underway. Mr. Segal is actively involved in many commercial ventures in the Philadelphia area.
Mr. Segal is a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar associations. He also sits on many notable corporate boards, including Independence Blue Cross, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Historic Philadelphia, The Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities, Fred’s Footsteps, The Airport Advisory Commission, The Philadelphia Geriatric Center and The Governor’s Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, appointed by Governor Edward G. Rendell.
He is also a past member of the Council on Disabilities where he was appointed by President Clinton and he served as the past President of Fight for Sight of Greater Philadelphia.
Mr. Segal has been the recipient of a number of awards and honors. He received the Man of Vision Award from Fight for Sight of Greater Philadelphia, the 1994 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Society of Fundraising Executives, the Founder’s Award of American Friends of Haifa University and the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Mr. Segal was inducted into the Overbrook High School Hall of Fame and also was previously a Hometown Hero for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Mr. Segal has demonstrated a long and abiding interest in helping people with disabilities. A quadriplegic himself, Mr. Segal recovered sufficiently to resume his law practice, managing the law firm, and pursuing his favorite avocation- golfing with friends. He hosts the annual Jerry Segal Golf Classic which benefits the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients and has raised over 15 million dollars.
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