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William Robert Seligmann

Government Attorney at Santa Cruz, CA

3.7   3 reviews

Licensed for 39 years

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Licensed for 39 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 12/04/2022

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Law Offices of William R. Seligmann
333 Church Street Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Troy | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
County of Santa Cruz: Parcel Legality Application / Certificate of Compliance
Words cannot express how much I appreciate Bill’s diligent analysis, hard work, and unbiased approach toward the challenge at-hand. It is ultimately my dream to become a small time and respected local developer, and it was clear from the first meeting that Bill validated the tenacity and fortitude I had for my vision despite any potential generation difference I may have had as a client. His legal competence, deep understanding of CA Subdivision Map Act laws and Zoning Regulations, gave me the support I needed to get my Application approved in the face of many people that told me NO. I believe that Mr. Seligman’s experience as Counsel for municipalities, enables him to provide a risk-adjusted assessment and instill reasonable expectations of the process by communicating the interests from both sides of the table. I would highly recommend Bill and most definitely call on him again for analysis and legal services related to parcel legality and any other related entitlement work. Thanks -TH
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2009
Municipal Code and California Health & Safety Issues/Fines with City
Mr. Seligmann has practical expertise in this area that allowed him to resolve the issues quickly and at low cost. On top of that, he's a good person.
Posted by Michael Daskalakis | January 12, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
The rudest receptionist I've ever spoken too
I called looking for the free consultation their website did not tell me what location they're in she said you're calling you need to call the district attorney and hung up on me
Response from William Seligmann January 13, 2023
I am sorry to hear about this experience with our receptionist. It is highly unusual. In speaking with our receptionist, she did not recall this particular exchange. However, I reaffirmed that everyone calling the office needs to be treated with respect and courtesy.

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Atchison Barisone Condotti & Kovacevich Apc
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of William R. Seligmann
  • 2001 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • City of Campbell
  • 1985 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dempster, Seligmann & Raineri
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Dempster, McDonald & Seligmann
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of J. Robert Dempster
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Hebard v. Bybee
  • I was sucessful in defending the decision of the City Clerk in the Court of Appeal
  • Blew v. Horner
  • The case established the principal that the employee of an uninsured subcontractor is deemed to be the employee of the general contractor.
  • Mitchell et. al. v. Department of Transportation et. al.
  • We obtained favorable settlements from the County of San Bernardino and Ford Motor Company.

Associations

  • State Bar of California, Public Law Section
  • Executive Committee Consultant
  • 2005 - Present
  • Santa Cruz County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • West Valley Bar Associations
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member of Executive Board
  • 2011 - 2014
  • State Bar of California, Executive Committee, Public Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2005
  • State Bar of California,Public Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2001 - 2005
  • State Bar of California
  • Executive Committee of Public Law Section
  • 2001 - 2005
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Awards

  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • N/A
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Publications

  • CAAA-MENTS
  • Blew v. Horner: The Case of the Phantom Employer
  • N/A
  • California Municipal Law Handbook
  • Sections on Campaign Contributions and Tort Litigation
  • N/A
  • California League of Cities City Attorney Papers
  • Beneficial Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California Conference Papers
  • Government Code Tort Claims Act: Substance and Procedue
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Suing and Defending Public Entities: Dangerous Conditions of Public Property Webinar
  • Dangerous Conditions
  • 2014
  • League of California Cities, City Attorney Meeting
  • Ethics and Conflicts of Interest
  • 2008
  • Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning
  • Land Use Law
  • 2007
  • State Bar Section Institute
  • Government Tort Claims Act
  • 2005
  • State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Government Tort Claims Act
  • 2005
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association Seminar
  • Government Tort Claims Act
  • 2005
  • State Bar Section Institute
  • Government Tort Claims Act
  • 2004
  • California League of Cities Annual Meeting
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • 2004
  • State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Government Tort Claims Act
  • 2003
  • Califonia League of Cities Annual Meeting
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions
  • 1999
  • League of California Cities, City Attorney Conference
  • Solid Waste Regulation
  • 1997
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