About Richard Seely, Esq.

Rick Seely is a Partner in Kahana Feld's construction, general liability, and insurance defense practice groups. Mr. Seely has 27 years of experience representing clients mainly in business litigation, construction defect litigation, and general insurance defense matters. He has handled numerous matters from initial case introduction through trial.

Mr. Seely also regularly presents and moderates continuing education panels for organizations such as The CLM, West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar, and the OCBA. His topics range from the basics of subrogation claims; the analysis of indemnification clauses; construction litigation trends; and his favorite: civility among lawyers.

In his time away from the office, Rick runs, surfs, camps, and hikes: all of which are a distant second behind spending time with his wife and children.


  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law School (Juris Doctor)
  • University of California, Riverside (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science)



  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

Professional Highlights

Mr. Seely successfully defends clients in construction and general litigation, including a defense award for his client after a 70 day multi-party arbitration; a defense award which also produced a judgment for attorney fees and costs for his client; and a successful trial in which a general contractor was only assessed $35,000, against a claim for $700,000 in construction damages.