David Seidel is a litigator with experience representing private and public entities in disputes across a wide range of substantive legal areas in federal and state courts. His practice also includes class action litigation.
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, preparing matters for summary judgment, and assisting at trial and arbitration. David also served one term as a law clerk to Judge Jill A. Otake at the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii where he worked on both criminal and civil matters, including civil rights and administrative cases.
David is also committed to pro bono representation, highlighted by the representation of two Guatemalan refugees and their children in their successful application for asylum. He also successfully advocated for a disabled veteran in his application for veteran's benefits.
- 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)