Charles S. Siegel

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Charles Siegel is the head of the appellate practice at Waters Kraus & Paul. He was born in Houston, Texas and earned both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees at the University of Texas. Charles has argued appeals in eight federal appellate courts, in the supreme courts of Texas and five other states, and in numerous intermediate appellate courts around the country. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas Law School, Southern Methodist University Law School, the University of the West Indies College of Law, and the Faculty of Law at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is a frequent speaker at legal seminars around the country and abroad. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Public Justice Foundation, the American Bar Association (ABA), the Dallas Bar Association, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Charles also serves on the ABA’s Task Force on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts. He has been recognized on the Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers list for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012, and was a finalist for Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year.


• 3.5M Settlement in Walgreens Healthcare Fraud Case
• 1.6M Settlement Reached in Medicare Fraud Case
•Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Voting Rights of Miss.’s African-American Voters
•State Ordered to Comply with NVRA
•A Win for Texas Motor Voter Registrants on All Counts
•Federal Judge Rules that Texas is Violating “Motor Voter” Law
•Mental Health Center Settles Whistleblower Case for 4M
•Houston Doctor Settles Medicare Fraud Charges for 1.5M
•Rebar Whistleblower Lawsuit Settles for 4.6 Million
•Whistleblower Case Against Walgreens Results in 9.9 Million Settlement
•Federal Court Denies Texas’ Motion to Dismiss “Motor Voter” Case
•Whistleblower Case Against BTG Results in 36M Civil and Criminal Settlement
•Charles Siegel to Receive 2016 Kristi Couvillon Award for Pro Bono Work with Battleground Texas
•Whistleblower Claims Lead to 30M Settlement for CDI
•Government Recovers 8.86M Settlement in Assisted Living Fraud
•Fraud & White Collar Crime Virtual Round Table 2015
•Charles Siegel Receives Prestigious Justice Association Award
•Waters Kraus & Paul Congratulates TAF Whistleblower of the Year Allen Jones
•The History of DBCP from a Judicial Perspective

Pro Bono & Community Service

•Dallas Trial Lawyer Association Pro Bono Project for 9/11 Injured Victims Trust Fund

Honors & Awards

•Kristi Couvillon Pro Bono Award, Texas Civil Rights Project, 2016
•Recipient, American Association for Justice Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award, 2013
•Selected for recognition on the “Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers” list, produced by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and published by ALM Media Properties, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
•Selected for recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers list, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal, 2003-2012
•Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1990
•AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell Featured Peer Review Rated Lawyer

Other Appointments

•Law Review: Review of Litigation, University of Texas, 1983-1984

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Birth Injury Litigation
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Opioid Litigation
  • Qui Tam / Government False Claims Act Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Appellate Practice
  • International

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.357.6244  Phone
214.357.7252  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, Texas; 2011, Pennsylvania

Professional Associations & Memberships

•American Bar Association
•Task Force on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
•American Association for Justice
•Member, Amicus Curiae Committee
•Member, Legal Affairs Committee
•Member, Public Education Committee
•Public Justice Foundation
•Member, and former Director
•Taxpayers Against Fraud
•Texas Trial Lawyers Association
•Dallas Bar Association

Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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