Seeger Weiss Makes Scott George and Steven Daroci Partner; Justin Smigelsky Elevated to Counsel

Today, Seeger Weiss announced additional expansion of its leadership team. Scott George and Steven Daroci have both been made partners.  Justin Smigelsky was also elevated to counsel. These internal moves demonstrate Seeger Weiss’s commitment to strengthening firm leadership, including the recent addition of former Dechert partner Ben Barnett to the firm. “We’re thrilled to recognize […]

January 17, 2024

Today, Seeger Weiss announced additional expansion of its leadership team. Scott George and Steven Daroci have both been made partners.  Justin Smigelsky was also elevated to counsel. These internal moves demonstrate Seeger Weiss’s commitment to strengthening firm leadership, including the recent addition of former Dechert partner Ben Barnett to the firm.

“We’re thrilled to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of Scott, Steve, and Justin,” said co-founding partner Christopher Seeger. “All three are gifted attorneys and trusted colleagues and their promotions reflect their uncompromised commitment to excellence in our profession and for our clients. We’re confident that their contributions will continue to drive our firm’s success as we fight for justice for our clients.”

Scott George, a founding member of the firm’s Philadelphia office, has been an integral part of Seeger Weiss’s successes in state and federal courts spanning a range of practice areas including consumer protection, commercial litigation and product liability. He’s served as counsel for homeowners harmed by toxic drywall, helped establish the NFL concussion litigation settlement program and been a leader of numerous consumer class actions, among other matters for the firm.

“Being appointed as a partner at Seeger Weiss is a tremendous privilege. My journey since joining this firm has been a remarkable learning experience, collaborating with some of the best experts in complex litigations across the country,” said George. “I look forward to meeting new challenges with my colleagues well into the future.”

Steven Daroci, who joined Seeger Weiss in 2022, is an integral part of the firm across practice areas, including automotive litigation, drug injury, and governmental representation. He represents multiple counties in the recently consolidated Insulin Pricing MDL, plaintiffs who suffered serious eye injuries in the Elmiron MDL, and drivers in a federal class action alleging that GM hid defects in its trucks and SUVs that prevented airbags from deploying and seatbelts from tightening during crashes. A former partner at AmLaw 100 law firm Fox Rothschild, Daroci’s reputation as a skilled litigator and advocate for clients has been consistently affirmed throughout his career.

“It’s an honor to be elevated to partner at Seeger Weiss. I knew I was taking a risk in leaving what I expected to be a rewarding career with my former firm, but I could not pass up the opportunity to work aside exceptionally gifted colleagues while championing the rights of plaintiffs in cases with impact,” said Daroci. “The firm’s partners’ confidence in me has ratified my decision and I look forward to upholding the firm’s legacy of excellence and unyielding allegiance to its clients.”

Justin Smigelsky has a broad legal portfolio at Seeger Weiss, which includes handling qui tam matters filed under the federal False Claims Act and state law equivalents, as well as managing cases involving the IRS, AML, and SEC Whistleblower Programs. His focus on government contractors and healthcare-related fraud demonstrates his commitment to addressing complex legal challenges.

“Although I understood 5 years ago when I decided to take the leap from the defense bar to join Seeger Weiss that I’d be joining a preeminent firm with exceptional legal talent, I was unsure of how I’d fit in given my background,” said Smigelsky. “But as I reflect on my tenure at the firm, I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision. I’m extremely thankful for the mentorship and guidance of the many colleagues who’ve contributed to my professional development throughout the years and can’t wait to continue with them what has been a deeply satisfying experience for me.”

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