Harold C. Keller Public Service Leadership Award: 2009
Josh Segall was born and raised in Montgomery and is proud to say that four generations of his family have made Alabama their home. He is an attorney at Copeland Franco in Montgomery. Segall is the son of a Bobby Segall, an accomplished Alabama attorney also practicing at Copeland Franco and champion of the Legal Services Corporation of Alabama.
Segall was the Democratic nominee for the 2008 election for the United States House of Representatives from Alabama’s 3rd congressional district. He lost to incumbent Mike Rogers in a close election.
Segall was active in the NFL’s Stennis Student Congress while in high school. At 15, he volunteered on his first campaign, walking door-to-door and handing out campaign literature. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 2001. Afterwards, he continued working on campaigns in Virginia, Texas, and Washington, DC. Segall earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama Law School in 2006. Before becoming a lawyer, Segall started Home Grown Alabama, an organization that opened new markets for local farmers.