About Emmett E. Seltzer, Esq.

Emmett E. Seltzer is a Partner in Kahana & Feld’s insurance defense and real estate and construction litigation practice groups. He manages the firm’s Northern California office.  Mr. Seltzer’s practice centers on defense of developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in complex civil litigation, construction defect, general liability and insurance defense matters.  He has handled cases involving various types of construction including high-end custom homes, mixed used developments, commercial, and tract homes. Mr. Seltzer also handles personal injury, including construction accidents, and products liability matters.

Before joining Kahana & Feld, Mr. Seltzer was a partner at a Bay Area insurance defense firm.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Seltzer was a teacher in Southern California. He lives in Alameda with his wife, daughter and son.  He enjoys cycling, skiing, watching baseball, and cooking.


  • University of California, Hastings College of Law (Juris Doctor)
    • Associate Editor Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
  • Vanguard University (Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, magna cum laude)

Professional Highlights

  • CLM, Sacramento Chapter – Board Member