Jessica Z. Segal
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Jessica joined SRDD Law in 2017 as an associate in the Personal Injury and criminal defense Groups. Her previous experience is at the Dutchess County District Attorney’s office where she spent 17 years prosecuting all levels of crime.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University in 1996 and her Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law in 1999. While at Pace Law School, she was a member of the Environmental Law Review. In 2000, Jessica joined the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office and has prosecuted high level felonies with a specialized focus in Vehicular Homicide and impaired driver cases. While there, Jessica gained significant trial experience and was responsible for litigating numerous vehicle crash cases where causation and assessment of physical injuries were assessed and successfully litigated. Additionally, she gained a background in appellate litigation and has successfully argued cases to the Appellate Term of the 9th and 10th Judicial District.
Throughout her career, Jessica has instructed at many legal agencies and organizations including:
- The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy
- Local police departments
- The Dutchess County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
- The Dutchess County Magistrates Association
Jessica has also been a speaker on numerous topics for local events including, Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference: Using Technology In Your Investigation; New York State Prosecutor’s Training Institute Advanced DWI Prosecution: Presenting Your Case; Dutchess County RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers) Annual Victim’s Ceremony and as a judge for the Pace Law School International Criminal Moot Court Competition.
Jessica has taken the following courses to become more valuable to her clients:
- Lethal Weapon – Advanced Trial Advocacy
- The Drugged Driver And Prescription Drugs
- Train the Trainer: How to convey information to various learning styles
- The Vehicle Autopsy: Post Crash Vehicle Inspection
- Teaching at Trial: How the Jury Listens and Learns
- Trial Issues in Vehicular Homicide Cases
Jessica is a volunteer member of the Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County and speaks to high school students and their parents at the annual Teen Driving Program. In addition to her legal practice, Jessica is a member of the Mid- Hudson Valley Real Estate Investors Association.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury