Seth Fortin is a commercial disputes litigator who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation with particular experience in the energy, banking, construction, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. From government institutions to sports entities, Seth has represented a broad range of clients before state and federal courts across the country.
Throughout his career, Seth has maintained an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he filed an amicus brief with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the Havasupai Indian tribe and represented an indigent defendant in a criminal RICO proceeding.
Seth earned his J.D. from the University of California, School of Law, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif for graduating second in his class and was a Michael T. Masin Scholar. He was also awarded the Julian Eule Prize in constitutional law and acted as an articles editor for the UCLA Law Review.
During his time in law school, Seth first served as a law clerk for Federal Public Defender’s Capital Habeas Unit in Los Angeles, then traveled to Washington DC to join the US Department of Justice as an intern at the Office of Tribal Justice. After law school, he was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge Dean D. Pregerson in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
Prior to pursuing a path in the law, Seth served in the US Army and Army Reserve as an intelligence analyst and linguist, studying Korean and Arabic.