David Seely joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 1984 after serving for two years (1982–84) as a law clerk to Hon. Earl E. O’Connor, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Mr. Seely regards this as a unique learning experience that has been invaluable to his work in litigation.Mr. Seely’s practice is focused on Civil Litigation. Much of this work in recent years has focused on complex litigation and class actions involving oil and gas. Mr. Seely has also handled litigation in state and federal courts on behalf of a variety of individual and institutional clients spanning a wide range of practice areas, including RICO, business litigation, civil rights, employment, insurance defense, personal injury, and church issues. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Oil & Gas Law and Labor and Employment Law, and in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyersin the area of Civil Litigation Defense. He currently chairs the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.