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Charles Siegel Receives Prestigious Justice Association Award

Waters Kraus & Paul Partner Receives the Wiedemann Wysocki Award for His Work With the AAJ and His Efforts to Improve the Civil Justice System

Charles Siegel, a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul, has been honored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) with the prestigious Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award. The award recognizes trial lawyers and consumer attorneys for their devotion to the legal profession and their work to improve the civil justice system.

“I am grateful to AAJ for this honor and proud to be a member of an organization that is committed to making our nation a safer place by protecting and strengthening the civil justice system,” says Mr. Siegel.

Mr. Siegel — an AV-rated attorney named on the Texas Super Lawyers® list every year since its inception in 2003 — is recognized nationally as a leader in the fields of asbestos and False Claims Act, or qui tam, litigation. A member of the ABA’s Task Force on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts, Mr. Siegel has testified twice before the House of Representatives to explain that proposed bankruptcy trust legislation is unnecessary for asbestos defendants and unfair for asbestos plaintiffs.

Mr. Siegel, who first joined AAJ in 1985, chairs the AAJ Judicial Selection Task Force and serves on the Amicus Curiae, Legal Affairs, and Public Education Committees. In addition to his recent House testimony, Mr. Siegel has testified several times on behalf of injured victims before state legislatures, as well as before the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly.

“At Waters Kraus & Paul,” founding Partner Peter Kraus explains, “our clients have long benefitted by my partner’s tireless passion for achieving justice on behalf of people injured by corporate misconduct. We’re thrilled that AAJ has honored Charles for his commitment of that same fervor to the organization and its efforts to protect the public interest.”

The Wiedemann Wysocki award, given annually, was created to honor Fritz Wiedemann and James Anthony Wysocki, two AAJ members from Louisiana who were killed in a plane crash on their way to attend an AAJ event.

Mr. Siegel was presented with the award on July 21 at AAJ’s annual conference in San Francisco during a luncheon featuring Beau Biden, the Attorney General of Delaware.

About Waters Kraus & Paul

Waters Kraus & Paul is a national plaintiffs’ law firm devoted to helping families in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving asbestos, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and birth defects and other injuries caused by toxic chemical exposure and semiconductor chip manufacturing. We also represent plaintiffs in qui tam whistleblower matters. Our attorneys have won record-setting verdicts, negotiated monumental settlements, and established ground-breaking new law in cases involving toxic exposure and defective products. Based in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Maryland and California, Waters Kraus & Paul has participated in the representation of families from all fifty states and many foreign countries, as well as foreign governments.

About American Association for Justice

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) promotes a fair and effective justice system and supports the work of attorneys to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), AAJ was founded in 1946, and today represents the world’s largest trial bar as a broad-based, international coalition of attorneys, law professors, paralegals, and law students.

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