The attorneys at Segel & Solymosi have over 39 years of combined legal experience and have been providing quality services in Western Pennsylvania with a primary concentration in personal injury and medical malpractice law. The law firm also provides services in criminal cases, other types of civil cases such as construction litigation, sexual harassment, divorce, wills and estates and real estate transactions.
Elliot J. Segel
Elliot J. Segel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Georgetown University Law Center . He is a veteran litigator, with 27 years of courtroom experience that includes more than 100 jury trials.
In the first half of his legal career, Mr. Segel's law practice focused almost exclusively on criminal defense, during which he handled all types of criminal cases including numerous homicide cases . He was also defense counsel in the 1985 trial of Commonwealth v. Gemelli , reported to be the longest criminal trial in Erie County court history.
In the last 15 years, Mr. Segel continues to do criminal defense work. For example, he created new law in Pennsylvania that limits law enforcement ability to conduct warrantless searches of citizens' homes in the case Commonwealth v. Gindlesberger , which was litigated all the way to the United States Supreme Court. However, in this time period most of Mr. Segel's work involves representing injured persons in automobile and motorcycle cases, medical malpractice cases, and dog bite cases.
Mr. Segel has been a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Erie County Bar Associations, the American, Pennsylvania and San Antonio Trial Lawyers Associations, and the National and Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations. He is also a 1982 graduate of the National College of Criminal Defense.
Mr. Segel has served on several boards of directors for local civic and non-profit organizations, most notably the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, of which he has been a continuously serving board member since 1992, and a past president. In that time period, Mr. Segel has provided over $100,000 of free legal services to the Humane Society.
Mr. Segel lives in North East, Pennsylvania with his wife and 2 children. He has coached numerous teams of young children in the North East Indoor Recreational Soccer League.
Tibor R. Solymosi
Tibor R. Solymosi is a graduate of Allegheny College and The Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. Solymosi had over 16 years of construction experience as a commercial and industrial general contractor. Mr. Solymosi's primary areas of practice are personal injury, medical malpractice, workers compensation and construction/civil litigation. In addition to practicing amongst the various Pennsylvania Commonwealth Courts, he has practiced before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and several Ohio State Commonwealth Courts on a pro hac vice basis.
Mr. Solymosi, in the past, has served as pro bono counsel to the Erie County Bar Association's Pro Bono Program and is a previous member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Erie.
Mr. Solymosi resides in the City of Erie, Pennsylvania.