Write to Judge Siegel at:
Village Justice Court
376 Atlantic Avenue
PO Box 189, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Presiding over East Rockaway Justice Court is its elected Village Justice, Steven S. Siegel. Re-elected in March 2013, Justice Siegel has lived in the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway for well over a decade.
Judge Siegel is an experienced jurist who has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 1984. A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, Judge Siegel also attended Oxford University in England and graduated, cum laude, with his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany.
Currently, Judge Siegel is an attorney in private practice focusing on tort litigation, also known as medical malpractice, as well as other complex negligence actions and criminal law. Previously, Siegel served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau. In fact, Siegel has tried multiple murder cases to verdict. One of Judge Siegel’s cases was also later featured on NBC television’s Law & Order.
Judge Siegel is also one of the founder the Filipino-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national non-for-profit organization providing pro bono, or free, legal services to members of the Filipino-American community. Still serving as the charitable group’s general counsel, FALDEF helps Filipino-Americans suffering from legal injustices by reason of their immigrant origins and status. Those who take use of FALDEF and its services are often unable to engage legal aid and assistance on account of poverty.
Married for 13 years, Judge Siegel remains committed to maintaining a fair and impartial Village Justice Court to ensure that our village remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.