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Seema N. Kadaba — Attorney

Areas of Practice

Seema Kadaba is a member of the litigation department of Berding & Weil. Ms. Kadaba represents a wide variety of real estate clients, including common interest developments, commercial owners, single-family owners, public works, schools (K-12 and universities), multi-family residential projects, and associations in complex construction related and class action lawsuits throughout California. Ms. Kadaba also represents clients in matters involving personal injury and contractual disputes. Ms. Kadaba's current litigation practice in both Federal and State Courts encompass complex real estate matters. Ms. Kadaba has a background in federal court including intricate immigration matters and experience arguing before the Board of Appeals. Ms. Kadaba has brought successful claims against the federal government including causes of action under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Victims Protection Act, and Alien Tort Statute. Her legal experience brings a different perspective to the litigation team, as she founded a nonprofit focused on litigating against administrative and judicial processes that discriminate against persons based on intellectual disabilities, providing Ms. Kadaba with the unique experience of litigating against government entities. She also assists clients with first and third-party insurance coverage analysis, claims, and resolution of disputes

Legal History

Prior to joining Berding & Weil, Ms. Kadaba founded a nonprofit in San Francisco, where she represented various clients in civil litigation matters. Taking on the government several times, Ms. Kadaba worked tirelessly to run a company while zealously representing her clients. Ms. Kadaba also focused on pro bono work with organizations focused on defending the legal rights of survivors of domestic violence both in the immigration and civil capacity, including litigation under the Violence Against Women Act. Ms. Kadaba served as an aid to Judge Kollar-Kotelly of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, gaining an insider's view into the workings of the federal judicial system.

Educational History

Ms. Kadaba received her Juris Doctor in 2014 from American University Washington College of Law, excelling as a student attorney in the impact litigation clinic and graduating cum laude. She also holds a Masters in International Development from the American University School of International Service. Ms. Kadaba received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of Hawaii
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Courts – Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California
  • State Bar of New York


  • American Academy of Attorneys, Top 100 Attorneys in Civil Litigation Nominee 2020
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Civil Litigation by The American Academy of Attorneys, 2020
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers - Litigator of the Year Nominee 2020
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates, Civil Litigation Elite Advocate Nominee 2020
  • International Advisory Experts Award — Complex Construction Law California, 2020
  • California Magazine Top Attorneys Award, 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction Award in Civil Litigation, 2019, 2020