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Dwight Madison Kealy

Dwight Madison Kealy

Practice areas:

Insurance, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Contracts & Agreements, Business

About Me

Dwight was born and grew up mostly in Southern California before moving with his parents and graduating from high school in Quito, Ecuador.  Dwight earned his BA from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA (cum laude) before doing graduate work in archaeology in Israel with Harvard University, earning his Master’s Degree from Yale University, and then enlisting in the United States Marine Corps.  In the USMC Dwight served as an Arabic Linguist, Platoon Commander, and the Intelligence Analysis Officer for the 1st Marine Corps Division.

After the USMC, Dwight spent more than a decade in the commercial insurance industry where he was Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for one of California’s largest insurance agency for contractor’s liability insurance.  During this time Dwight attended law school and became a Certified Insurance Counselor and faculty member with the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.  Dwight graduated from Concord Law School (with honors) and passed the bar exam in 2012.  Dwight spent over a year as an attorney working in law and insurance before resigning his position at the insurance agency so that he could focus full-time on the practice of law.  Dwight has written several books for insurance professionals that have been approved for Insurance Continuing Education Credit.  These are available at www.GoGetCE.com.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Business: 25%
    12 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    3 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 25%
    3 years
  4. Insurance: 25%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-300/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • James Roy Dickinson

    Mr. Kealy is an excellent attorney. He is diligent, compassionate, and knowledgeable. That is why I endorse this lawyer.

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    James Dickinson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Benjamin W. Scott

    Dwight is an exceptional person and cares about helping his clients. He spends many hours volunteering to provide free legal service to veterans and will always give his best to his clients.

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    Benjamin Scott Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

29995 Technology Drive, Suite 304
Murrieta, CA, 92563

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201205/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2013
Certificate of AppreciationThe United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Dwight M. Kealy2013 - Present
COO/Vice President, Business DevelopmentOrr & Associates Insurance Services2006 - 2013

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
Riverside County Bar Association, Solo/Small Practice SectionCo-chair2013 - Present
Society of Certified Insurance CounselorsMember2007 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
316 Pages, Understanding the Commercial General Liability PolicyUnderstanding the Commercial General Liability Policy2015
Insurance JournalAdditional Insured Endorsements in Construction2015
88 Pages, Understanding Named, Automatic, and Additional Insureds in the CGL PolicyUnderstanding Named, Automatic, and Additional Insureds in the CGL Policy2014
Insurance JournalThe Impact of Prior Work Exclusions and Sunset Provisions in CGL Policies2014
Insurance JournalContractors and the CGL Policy's 'Your Product' and 'Your Work' Exclusions2014
85 Pages, Legal Concepts for Insurance Agent Ethics: How Agents Get Sued and Lose Their LicensesLegal Concepts for Insurance Agent Ethics: How Agents Get Sued and Lose Their Licenses2014

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Concord Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Yale UniversityN/AMA - Masters1996
Westmont CollN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Defense Language InstituteN/AArabicN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, CISR Commercial Casualty I & IIEssentials of Liability, Commercial General Liability, Worker's Comp, Business Auto, Umbrella/Excess, Additional Insured Endorsements2015
MEGA Seminar (Dallas, TX 10/22/15)Additional Insured Endorsements in Construction2015
Riverside County Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section MeetingPractical Insurance: Tips and Tricks for the Small Law Firm2014
Riverside County Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section MeetingAdditional Insured Endorsements2014
National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, CISR Commercial Casualty I & IIEssentials of Liability, Commercial General Liability, Worker's Comp, Business Auto, Umbrella/Excess, Additional Insured Endorsements2014
National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, CISR Commercial Casualty I & IICommercial General Liability, Worker's Compensation, Business Auto, Umbrella/Excess, Additional Insured Endorsements2013
National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, CISR Commercial CasualtyEssentials of Liability, Commercial General Liability, Business Auto, Worker's Compensation Insurance2012
National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, CISR, Commercial CasualtyEssentials of Liability, Commercial General Liability, Business Auto, Worker's Compensation Insurance2011