Joshua M. D. Segal
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Joshua Segal is a civil litigator, trial attorney, and appellate advocate representing and advising individuals and businesses. Josh defends those sued in general business disputes, for unfair and deceptive acts and practices, theft and misappropriation of intellectual property, improper employment practices, and more. Josh also represents people involved in personal injury actions, employment disputes, and land use disputes. In addition, Josh is a part of Lawson & Weitzen’s team representing those involved in all aspects of the alcoholic beverages industry. Before joining Lawson & Weitzen in 2011, Josh served as a Law Fellow for the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court assisting in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.
Josh volunteers as a judge for the Boston University Moot Court program and the Brandeis University Mock Trial competition. Josh has also been a presenter at conferences of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.
Massachusetts (State and Federal Courts)
New York (State Courts and Southern and Eastern District of Federal Courts)
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Boston University School of Law, JD, 2010, Cum Laude
Brandeis University, MA, 2004
Brandeis University, BA, 2003, Cum Laude
Honors and Awards:
Boston Magazine Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2015
Managing Editor, Boston University Law Review, 2009-2010
Semifinalist, Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition, 2009
Professional Associations & Memberships:
Boston Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association
Note, Rebalancing Fairness and Efficiency: The Offensive Use of Collateral Estoppled in § 1983 Actions, 89 B.U. Law Review 1305 (2009).
Areas of Practice:
Alcohol Beverage Law
Corporate and Business Law
Labor and Employment Law
Convinced the Ninth Circuit to reverse a District Court’s grant of Summary Judgment under CERCLA against a landowner. Voggenthaler v. Maryland Square LLC, 724 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2013).
Defended appellate challenge to a Massachusetts Superior Court verdict award under Massachusetts Tort Claims Act to an individual injured as a result of the negligence of employees of Bridgewater State Hospital. Devlin v. Commonwealth, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 530 (2013).
Served on team of lawyers that dismissed copyright infringement and common law claims against a national nonprofit professional organization. Lyons v. Gilette, 882 F. Supp. 2d 217 (D. Mass. 2012). Was ultimately successful on remaining trademark infringement claims. Lyons v. Am. Coll. Of Veterinary Sports Med. & Rehab. (D. Mass. Feb. 19, 2014)
Successfully defended individual against claims of illegally downloading copyrighted material. Third World Media, LLC v. Does 1-21 (D. Mass. 2013).
Successfully settled personal injury claims involving, among other situations, workplace injuries and automobile accidents.
Defended debt collection companies from claims for unfair debt collection practices.
Attorney Segal was named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star for the following years: