Paul Seeman

Consultant in Los Angeles

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Paul Seeman is the founder and principal of Kanawha Consulting. He advises on voter protection hotline management, criminal justice reform, and non-profit governance.

Paul Seeman earned a BA with Highest Honors in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1976. He went on to earn his juris doctor at the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. As an attorney he focused primarily on criminal and juvenile trials and appeals.

In 1991, he accepted an offer to become a juvenile court referee pro tem with the Alameda County Superior Court. After more than a decade in that position, he was hired as a court commissioner in 2004, and eventually became a judge of the Alameda County Superior Court in 2009. In that capacity, Judge Seeman spearheaded a number of innovative juvenile court programs, particularly in bringing collaborative court principles to juvenile drug court and mental health court initiatives.

After resigning from the bench and losing his bar license in 2013, he opened Kanawha Consulting.