FLOYD J. SIEGAL, ESQ.

  • Available in Los Angeles, All of California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments

Introduction

After nearly three decades as a successful trial attorney, Floyd made the decision in 2008 to transition from litigator to mediator. His passion for mediation stems from his realization that he could have an even greater impact on people's lives by employing his negotiation skills as a neutral. Since he began offering his services nine years ago, Floyd has proven to be extremely effective in gaining the trust, confidence and respect of those who have used his services.

Whether he is tackling claims against governmental entities, emotionally challenging claims of sexual abuse or workplace harassment, claims of professional negligence or personal injury, or sophisticated real estate or business disputes, Floyd's ability to listen and his natural instinct for problem solving enable him to guide the parties toward a mutually acceptable resolution. An attorney in one recent mediation commented "Floyd was incredibly efficient and effective in resolving a difficult case that needed some extra attention to reach resolution. He really does go above and beyond to facilitate a settlement and he knows the art of closing a deal." The plaintiffs in another mediation identified Floyd's most important attribute, "Your clients are, I think, lucky to have you on both sides."

Specialties

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time, Floyd, a one-time drummer enjoys watching his son (who is far more talented) perform with various bands. He has an interest in baseball, golf, reading non-fiction and watching the entire DVD collection of "The West Wing" over and over and over again.

Testimonials

Mr Siegal did a great job with the best follow up I have ever seen!
- Attorney, Los Angeles County, California

Floyd listens well and understands all parties goals and gets resolution.
- Attorney on a real property/landlord tenant dispute

Mr. Siegal did a phenomenal job preparing for and resolving a difficult multi-party, multi-theory case and then applied his pleasant and professional demeanor towards resolution
- Attorney, Southern California

Floyd listens well and understands all parties goals and gets resolution.
- Attorney on a Real Property/Landlord Tenant Dispute

His premeditation call was very helpful. His willingness to keep after the negotiations was also helpful.
- Attorney on a real property dispute

Floyd Siegal did a fantastic job. He took the time to make calls before the mediation so that when we arrived, we hit the ground running. Then, he was a great strategist, and gave really productive insight into the process versus just conveying offers and demands back and forth.
- Attorney, Los Angeles County, California

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Full-time Mediator (2008-Present)
  • Managing Partner, Spile Siegal Leff & Goor, LLP (1996-2008) with a focus on general civil litigation, insurance defense and real estate.
  • Partner, Krivis Spile & Siegal (1994-1996)
  • Criminal Defense Attorney, Private Practice (1978-1985/1988-1994)
  • Alternate Defense Counsel (1985-1988)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • JD, Loyola Law School (1978)
  • BA, San Diego State University, Philosophy (1975)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Specialized Mediation/Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Employment Disputes (2008)
  • Board of Governors, Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (Present)
  • President, Southern California Mediation Association (2016)
  • Affiliate Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Achievements & Awards

  • During the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, Floyd was privileged to serve as a legal commentator on various programs including "Rivera Live."
  • Floyd also has presented numerous MCLE seminars on the topic of "Resolution Strategies."

Legal Experience

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Professional Negligence
  • Employment
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Construction
  • Claims Against Public Entities
  • Real Estate
  • Business/Real Property

Representative Case Information

Recent Representative Cases

Business/Commercial

Contractual

  • Dispute between business partners over dissolution of existing business

Employment

Hostile Environment

  • Claims of sexual harassment against apartment manager

Wage and Hour

  • Wage and hour claim against private business entity

Wrongful Termination

  • Wrongful termination lawsuit on behalf of multiple plaintiffs against national restaurant chain, alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination lawsuit against law firm alleging age discrimination
  • Wrongful termination claim brought by 16 year employee for failure to accommodate following medical leave. Dispute resolved pre-litigation.

Insurance

Bad Faith

  • Bad faith claim arising from denial of coverage for property damage

Coverage

  • Bad faith claim arising from refusal to pay policy limits in automobile v. pedestrian accident
  • Claims against insurance broker for failure to procure proper insurance

Professional Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

  • Wrongful death/medical malpractice claim against hospital and attending physician

Professional Malpractice Legal

  • Legal malpractice claim arising from failure to file suit within the applicable statute of limitations

Real Estate

Buy/Sell

  • Claims against real estate broker/agent for failure to disclose known soil defects

Home Owners Association

  • Claims of mold infestation against HOA
  • Successfully resolved a dispute between HOA and homeowners who had moved the fence installed by the original developer.
  • Successfully resolved a dispute between the owners of a condominium unit and their HOA concerning damage allegedly caused by a fire that originated in the common area.
  • Successfully resolved a dispute between HOA and the owners of a condominium unit whose tenants were allegedly violating the CC&R’s.
  • Successfully resolved a dispute between the owner of a condominium unit and the HOA personal injuries arising from exposure to mold.

Real Property

  • Claims between insurance companies for unauthorized issuance of insurance policy
  • Action by family members against other family members for accounting and partition of three parcels of real property.

Warranty of Habitability

  • Claims by multiple tenants that apartment building was uninhabitable
  • Successfully resolved claims asserted by tenant against landlord arising from bed bug infestation.

Tort

Business Torts

  • Claims against mortuary for removal of remains

Catastrophic Injury

  • Claim against nightclub for inadequate security, resulting in serious personal injuries to patron

Discrimination

  • Claims against lender for racial discrimination against borrower
  • Defendant was sued for violations of FEHA, Unruh Act and retaliatory eviction for failing to accommodate the asthmatic condition of minor plaintiff.

Food Safety

  • Claims of food poisoning against restaurant chain.

General Negligence

  • Claim against business entity for negligence resulting in amputated toe
  • Claims against multiple carriers arising from boating accident

Personal Injury

  • Construction-site accident resulting in traumatic brain injury
  • Claims against health spa for inappropriate conduct of employee

PI Auto

  • Admitted liability automobile case, with shoulder surgery and subsequent shoulder surgery due to physician error, complicated by evidentiary issues concerning the admissibility of plaintiff's prior felony conviction for voluntary manslaughter.
  • Settled auto vs. pedestrian claim against a ride-share company involving complicated economic injury claims based upon inability of artist to continue working on project, as well as an issue regarding independent contractor vs. employee status.

PI Sexual Molestation

  • Claims arising from sexual molestation of young girl by fellow students

Premises Liability

  • Garden variety slip & fall case, accompanied by personal apology by defendant's VP and offer of gift card to encourage plaintiff to return as customer.
  • Garden variety trip and fall in furniture store, with a twist -- plaintiff was twelve years old at time of incident and suffered a fractured hip.
  • Premises liability claim involving five defendants, each with indemnity claims (either express or equitable) against one another.
  • Resolved claims asserted by plaintiff and her minor son against landlord for injuries that included months-long coma resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Product Liability

  • Claims of product liability against healthcare company
  • Product liability case alleging defective hand cart / failure to warn, which resulted in refrigerator falling on plaintiff and causing serious injuries. Resolved at last-minute Saturday mediation five days before trial was scheduled to commence.
  • Plaintiff sustained injuries when a water heater exploded. According to plaintiff, he called the manufacturer's service center for instructions because the water heater was not working, but the operator failed to instruct him to turn off the gas before telling him to inspect the water heater to see whether a particular part was working.

Wrongful Death

  • Wrongful death claim against commercial property owner arising from trip and fall in parking lot
  • Wrongful death claim against law enforcement agency as a result of police shooting
  • Wrongful death claim arising from negligence of assisted living facility.

Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

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West Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
Fax      : 310.442.2125

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San Diego

402 W. Broadway
Ste 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.814.1966
Fax      : 619.814.1967

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Santa Ana

1851 East First Street
Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
Fax      : 714.834.1344

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San Francisco

100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
Fax      : 415.266.1243

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Sacramento

980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

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