Paul Seeley is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Mr. Seeley has experience in a broad range of business litigation matters, including consumer class actions, products liability, insurance litigation, and real estate disputes.
He has represented clients accused of violating California’s consumer protection statutes, including the Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act; clients involved in shareholder disputes; clients accused of defamation, and clients involved in commercial contract disputes.
He was part of the trial team that secured a judgment of over $50 million on behalf of a client who was the victim of a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme designed to avoid paying the proper premium owed.
Mr. Seeley’s primary area of focus is consumer class actions. He has worked on all aspects of consumer class actions, including opposing motions for class certification, and has written extensively about class action litigation in the food and beverage industry.
Mr. Seeley’s experience covers all aspects of litigation, from filing or responding to complaints, through pre-trial remedies, discovery, summary judgment, trial, appeal, and judgment enforcement. Mr. Seeley is active in the Firm’s pro bono activities, particularly in the adoptions of children in California’s foster care system. In recognition of his work, the Firm named Mr. Seeley the Bob Gerber Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2012.
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
- B.A., Occidental College, 2004, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- California state courts
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
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