Dan Ballecer, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1991 and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1994 where he was a Dean’s Outstanding Scholar Recipient. Dan worked as prosecutor for the City of Phoenix for almost three years before opening up his own practice with Natalee Segal in March 1998 (Ballecer & Segal, LLP), where he continues his practice to this day.
Dan restricts his practice to immigration law and criminal defense. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as a member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
Dan has personally tried hundreds of criminal cases to a jury and represented thousands of clients over more than a decade of private practice. Dan has represented, and currently represents, immigration clients throughout the U.S. and the world.
Natalee Segal, also a native of Phoenix, Arizona, completed her Undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles and returned to Arizona to attend Arizona State University School of Law.
Ms. Segal started her career as a prosecutor at the City of Phoenix and after a two year commitment, decided to start her own criminal defense practice with Dan Ballecer. While in private practice, Natalee has focused on both trial and appellate work including 14 published opinions. Natalee has litigated hundreds of jury and bench trials all over Maricopa County. She currently holds an appellate contract in Maricopa County as well as a court appointed counsel contract in the Phoenix City Court. Natalee has served as pro-tem judge on numerous occasions in Maricopa County Superior Court for criminal matters.
In addition, Natalee has taught at defense seminars, specifically, the Arizona Association of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Public Defender Association. Ms. Segal has been an adjunct professor since 2006 teaching several criminal law related classes at Paradise Valley Community College.