STEPHEN J. SEGALL, ASSOCIATE
Stephen J. Segall is an Associate with Reilly LLP.
Stephen focuses his practice on civil and complex commercial litigation. He has experience litigating business, intellectual property, and fiduciary disputes. Stephen has worked in all phases of trial practice, including initial motion practice, discovery, trial preparation, and trial. Stephen’s legal research and writing skills have allowed him to be a key contributor in tackling difficult, and often novel issues, faced by clients of The Firm.
Stephen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Miami School Of Law. He was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient and was awarded the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement on five separate occasions for earning the highest grade in such courses as Legal Communications & Research, Commercial Law and Honors in a Trial Litigation Skills course. While in law school, Stephen served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Milton Hirsch of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, and a legal intern in the felony division of the Miami Dade County Public Defender’s Office. As a Hope Fellow at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Stephen represented veterans seeking higher disability ratings and upgrades to their discharge status.
Stephen earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he researched relationships between socioeconomic classes, political ideologies, and other variables provided by the General Social Survey.
- Defended DCP Midstream, a large natural gas transportation and processing company, in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract dispute involving significant oil and gas accounting issues. Stephen served as an instrumental member of the trial team, lodging privilege disputes, reviewing, organizing, and identifying key documents among a mass of evidence, drafting pre and post-trial briefing, preparing for depositions and trial examinations, designating testimony, and strategizing for trial. DCP received a favorable jury verdict following a six-day jury trial.
- Member of trial team representing a Colorado refinery owner seeking contractual indemnification from the refinery’s former owner for clean-up costs resulting from leakage from an underground pipe. Stephen’s contributions included preparing for depositions and examinations of experts in metal corrosion and environmental regulations. Following a 3-week confidential arbitration that took place in April and May 2017, the parties reached an amicable settlement.
- Served as litigation counsel in Reilly’s representation of the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations of America, 35 individual state life and health insurance guaranty associations, and a Texas Special Deputy Receiver in highly complex litigation against PNC Bank. The litigation arose out of a multi-state fraud perpetrated by a prearranged funeral service provider and its affiliated life insurance companies. Stephen was instrumental to the extensive briefing efforts and preparation of direct and cross examinations of breach-of-trust experts. After a four week bench trial before the United States Eastern District Court of Missouri, Plaintiffs were awarded over $100 million on their breach of trust claim.
- Complex Civil & Commercial Litigation
- Fiduciary Litigation
- Business Disputes
- Intellectual Property
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Magna Cum Laude
Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Five Dean’s Achievement Awards
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bar & Court Admissions
- State of Colorado
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association