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William West Seegmiller

William West Seegmiller

also known as West Seegmiller

 This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Aviation, Admiralty & Maritime

About Me

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Specialist Serving Clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco and Las Vegas, Nevada.


 


William West Seegmiller is the founder of one of Southern California’s most distinguished personal injury law firms. More than 30 years ago, Seegmiller began his practice because he wanted to help people who like himself had been injured in an accident.


 


Reputation for Doing the Right Thing:


 


West Seegmiller earned a stellar reputation for being a straight shooter and a zealous advocate for his injured clients. As founder of the West Seegmiller Law Firm, Mr. Seegmiller fights vigorously as he does his best to settle cases and win verdicts for each and every individual and family he represents.



 


Compassion for Victims



 


Mr. Seegmiller knows first-hand what it is like to suffer serious injuries in a traffic accident. As a young man in his 20s, Seegmiller was in a motorcycle accident and underwent painful treatments to recover from his injuries. Indeed, he knows how important it is to treat his injured clients with first-class service.


Mr. Seegmiller is proud of the fact that he has handled thousands of cases resulting in verdicts and settlements of more than One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000). Mr. Seegmiller has the experience, and confidence to stand up to the most powerful insurance companies, trucking companies, and government agencies. A warrior committed to the fight, he will not back down until his clients receive the justice they deserve from those responsible for their painful injuries.


 


Education


 


Mr. Seegmiller earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of California Davis and his master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Additionally, Mr. Seegmiller earned his Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law University of the Pacific in Sacramento, where he was selected to compete in the highly competitive Traynor National Moot Court Team and was a member of the prestigious Pacific Law Review.


 


Since establishing his own firm in 1981, Mr. Seegmiller continues to educate himself and expand his knowledge in the legal field. He has refined his skills in the practice by attending both the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, as well as, The Jerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

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Languages Spoken: English, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    33 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    33 years
  3. Admiralty & Maritime: 10%
    33 years
  4. Aviation: 10%
    33 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

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    West Seegmiller is a highly experienced personal injury attorney who cares about his clients.

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    Nathan Young Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • James Michael Bergener

    West has been a champion for the injured for many years. He is always using new and innovative strategies for his clients to win. A great leader, genuine, and tireless in his quest for justice.

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    James Bergener Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Seegmiller Law Firm

4695 MacArthur Ct #200
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

West Seegmiller Attorneys

3763 Howard Hughes Pkwy #350
Las Vegas, NV, 89169

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVAttorney Active198805/09/2015
CAActive198105/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2009

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

    William’s comment: “Legal assistant gave legal advice.”

  2. Reciprocal - Public Reprimand
    issued in NV, 2005

    updated

    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Nevada.

  3. Reciprocal - Public Reprimand
    issued in NV, 2005

    updated

    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Nevada.

  4. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2004

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

    William’s comment: “Legal assistant gave legal advice”

Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Entreprenurhip AwardOrange County Business Journal2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Settlement over $2 millionMultimillion Dollar Advocates2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Verdict of $2 million or moreElite Lawyers of America2010
Verict of more than $2 millioMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2000
Verict of more than $1 millionMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1995
Honors GraduateMcGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific1981
Moot Court Honors BoardMcGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific1981
Author BoardMcGeorge Law Review1981
2nd Place Moot Court Oral CompetitionMcGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific1980
Traynor National Moot Court TeamMcGeorge School of Law1980
3rd Place Moot Court Written CompetitionMcGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific1980
Best Oral Advocate FinalistMcGeorge School of Law1979
Academic ScholarshipMcGeorge School of Law1978

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro TemSuperior Court Of The State Of California1991 - 2000
FounderThe Seegmiller Law Firm1981 - Present
Associate AttorneyThompson Mayhew Michelle1980 - 1982

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Elite Lawyers of AmericaMember2013 - Present
Million Dollar AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
Multimillion Dollar AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
California Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2003 - 2004
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member2002 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Joseph v. Southern California EdisonSettlement
Conley v. Custom Motor Sports Inc.Settlement
Bolden v. Gardener Trucking et alSettlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Orange County Business JournalExcellence in Entrepreneurship Recipients2014
OC Metro Magazine"Mock Trial Triumph"2013
The Orange County Register"In This Room, Faux Can Feel So Real"2013
Newport Beach IndependentLocal Lawyer "Owns" the Courtroom2013
The CurrentStudents take top prize for anti-bullying video2013
The Orange County RegisterGirl's charitable heart and love of dogs makes her a winner2013
The Orange County Register“What I Have To Be Thankful For” Facebook Contest by The Seegmiller Law Firm2013
Neewport Beach PatchNewport Law Firm Sponsoring Thanksgiving Contest for Kids2013
OC FamilySUBMIT AN ANTI-BULLYING PSA CAMPAIGN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $1,5002013
The West of Legal radio show KFWB News 980Electricity Liability2012
West of Legal Show KFWB News Talk 980Do We Have a Right to Privacy?2012
West of Legal Show KFWB News Talk 980Dream Vacations Gone Bad2012
West of Legal Show KFWB News Talk 980Sports Injuries, Liabilities and the Law2012
West of Legal Show KFWB News Talk 980Neighbor Disputes2012
West of Legal Show KFWB News Talk 980Distracted Drivers2012
West of Legal Show KFWB News Talk 980Drunk Drivers2012
West of Legal Show KFWB News Talk 980Sharing the Road with Bicyclists and Motorcyclists2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawStraus Institute for Dispute ResolutionLLM2013
The Jerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/ACertificate2005
Harvard University Law SchoolAdvanced Negotiation WorkshopProgram Instruction for Lawyers2005
Federal Aviation AdministrationN/ACertified Private Pilot1986
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of California - DavisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AMaster's degreeN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Thanksgiving Contest for StudentsWhat am I Thankful For?2013
Pepperdine-Beijing Arbitration Commission Full Tuition ScholarshipAlternative Dispute Resolution: How to Earn Scholarships2013
Orange County Walk Like MADDDrunk Driving2013
M&L Legal Marketing and ManagementBest and Worst Management2013
West of Legal Radio ShowDistracted Driving2012
Money 101 with Bob McCormickPersonal Injury settlements2012
M&L Legal Marketing and ManagementBest and Worst Management2012