Kenneth D. Seale



Kenneth Seale is a Shareholder in Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge’s Grand Rapids office. Ken chairs the firm’s medical malpractice defense group and has represented and defended medical providers and healthcare systems for nearly 20 years.

Prior to joining Smith Haughey, Ken worked at a boutique law firm in Chicago that specialized in the defense of medical negligence claims. While in Chicago, Ken gained significant experience litigating medical negligence cases from inception through trial. Ken has helped obtain more than 10 defense verdicts at trial, and has researched, drafted, and argued numerous complex motions at the state, federal, and appellate levels, including more than 15 successful motions for summary disposition.

In addition to his medical malpractice experience, Ken has provided counseling and litigation services in many other areas of the healthcare industry. He has represented physician clients before state licensing boards; litigated general liability and premises liability cases for his hospital clients; and has also litigated numerous civil rights cases filed against physicians who staff prison systems.

Outside of work, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and black lab. Ken loves sports and is an avid supporter of the Denver Broncos and all things Michigan Wolverines. Ken also enjoys world travel, live music, and running.


Partner – Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine, P.C., Chicago, IL

Associate – Swanson, Martin & Bell, L.L.P., Chicago, IL


State Bar of Illinois (2001)

State Bar of Wisconsin (2002)

State Bar of Michigan (2019)


University of Michigan (B.A., with honors, 1997)

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2001)


Super Lawyers Rising Star (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)