Rebecca Seamands practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on construction law.
She has tried and arbitrated construction defect claims, personal injury claims and general business disputes. She has represented clients in all stages of the litigation process, including alternative and early dispute resolution, discovery, trial and appeal. She has counseled and worked with clients in risk management and litigation avoidance techniques.
Rebecca has represented owners, contractors, construction managers and design professionals in contract drafting and negotiation and advising on contract administration issues. She has worked on large public and private projects, including handling multi-million dollar claims for two separate NFL stadium owners; defending construction managers on multi-million dollar claims on public and private projects; assisting on project delivery issues, contracts and claims for the Indianapolis Midfield Terminal project; assisting with project delivery and contract issues for the Ohio River Bridges Project; and representing the Indiana Finance Authority in multi-million dollar litigation relating to a toll road lease. She also has represented clients in land use matters, including those that involved railway property right issues.
Rebecca joined Ice Miller in 1994. Prior to joining Ice Miller, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Staton of the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Rebecca was born in Bloomington, Ill. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Illinois, graduating with honors in 1987. She received her juris doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 1992. While in law school, she served as the executive editor of notes and topics for the Indiana Law Review.
She is admitted to practice in Indiana and in the U.S. District Courts, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.
Building Excellence, “General Contractor’s Liability for Subcontractor’s Attorneys’ Fees”, March 2016
Building Excellence, “Notices of Claim – There’s No Time Like the Present”, August 2015
Building Excellence, “Waivers of Subrogation – The Law of Unintended Consequences”, December 2014
Article: "Project Delivery Options for Public Construction Projects", Actionlines, Spring 2005.
"Lawsuit for Sale: An Analysis of the Assignability of Legal Malpractice Claims," 25 Ind.L.Rev. 257, 1991