David Seidel is a litigator with significant experience representing clients in all manner of complex disputes. David's practice focuses on class actions and procedurally complex litigation, and he has litigated matters across a wide range of substantive legal areas in federal and state courts.
David's experience ranges from litigating federal court copyright claims and a toxic tort class action, to working on construction disputes in state court and on a unique arbitration proceeding concerning the placement of an initiative on the California ballot. Through the breadth of matters he has worked on, David has gained significant experience in all dimensions of litigation, including researching and analyzing complex legal issues, drafting pretrial motions, negotiating discovery disputes, preparing matters for summary judgment, and assisting at trial and arbitration. David served as a law clerk to Judge Jill A. Otake at the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii where he gained substantial experience in both civil and criminal matters.
David is committed to pro bono legal work, highlighted by successfully briefing and trying two Guatemalan women's claims for asylum, and by his advocacy on behalf of veterans.
- The George Washington University (J.D. with highest honors 2015; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, The George Washington Law Review); Sonoma State University (B.A. in Political Science 2008)
- Law Clerk to Judge Jill A. Otake, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (2018-2019)