Charles Seby defends automobile manufacturers and other domestic and foreign companies, specifically in commercial litigation and product liability matters. He practices in state and federal court in Arizona and Nevada, and he has worked with numerous case teams to handle suits from inception to dismissal. He has prepared a variety of successful motions (both as to discovery disputes and dispositive filings), and his legal research and writing acumen has contributed to the complete dismissal of third-party claims in complex litigation seeking more than eight figures in alleged damages.
Charles regularly represents automotive clients in cases of alleged wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and breach of warranty, and he has experience in handling claims involving asbestos exposure, fuel system design, off-road vehicles, and airbag performance. Charles also defends retailers against defect claims in the consumer product context, particularly with respect to lithium-ion batteries. In addition, Charles has worked as motion practice counsel in automotive class action litigation.
While in law school, Charles clerked as a stagiare for Judge Irena Pelikánová at the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union. In this role, he researched and analyzed complex EU regulations and case law and wrote memoranda in French regarding suits contesting damages for over $500 million frozen via UN Security Council resolutions and EU international sanctions. Charles also served as an extern at the Staff Attorneys’ Office of the Arizona Supreme Court where he wrote memoranda regarding petitions for review and special actions, including recommendations submitted to judicial chambers. As a law student, Charles also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Lawrence Winthrop of the Arizona Court of Appeals.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys downhill skiing, First Friday art walks in Phoenix, and raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through its Walks for Diabetes.