Siegel has established a national reputation for winning cases
that the established legal community said could not be won. In
Rice v. Paladin Press, Mr. Siegel led a litigation team that
prevailed over the powerful national media lobby. This landmark
First Amendment case established that a publisher could be
held liable for intentionally publishing instruction manuals
that teach criminal and terrorist acts when those manuals
are used to kill and injure innocent people. The Court ruled
that the media does not have a unique constitutional right
to aid and abet murder. The four-year battle that took
him to the Supreme Court has been chronicled in the book,
Deliberate Intent, by Rod Smolla, and made into a Fox movie
staring Timothy Hutton and Ron Rifkin.
years before the current vogue of handgun litigation, Mr.
Siegel stood up to the National Rifle Association and won
the first court victory against an NRA supported defendant.
In a precedent-setting decision, the Court ruled that foreign
Saturday night special handgun manufacturers could be held
liable to American victims of crime. When Congress and the
state legislatures were cowering before the NRA, Siegel went
to war in the courts. Kelly v. RG Industries paved the way
for the use of the judicial system by citizens to go after
those who knowingly profit from the death of the innocent.
National and International News and
Drawing Attention to Controversial Legal Issues
Siegel has been a featured guest on “60 Minutes,” “60 Minutes
II,” “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show,” “Dateline,” “PBS’s
Inside the Law,” and “Court TV.” His accomplishments
have sparked favorable editorials in The Washington Post,
and columns in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time
Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and the Denver Post as well
as newspapers in Australia, Japan, Great Britain, France and