Dwight Kealy | Bio
Dwight Kealy is an attorney licensed to practice law in California and New Mexico and a Professor of Law at New Mexico State University (NMSU) where they offer a Risk Management and Insurance Minor. He graduated from high school in Quito, Ecuador, earned his Bachelor's Degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, did graduate work in Israel with Harvard University, and earned his Master's Degree from Yale University. Dwight then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as an Arabic Linguist, Platoon Commander, and as the Intelligence Analysis Officer for the 1st Marine Corps Division.
After the USMC, Dwight spent more than a decade in the commercial insurance industry where he was Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for one of California's largest insurance agencies for contractor's liability insurance. During that time Dwight attended law school. After graduating in 2012 and passing the California Bar exam, Dwight spent over a year volunteering as an attorney while working in insurance before resigning his position at the insurance agency in 2013 so that he could focus on the full-time practice of law.
Dwight is the author of several books and articles on commercial insurance. He has been a member of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry, and has a 10 out of 10 rating with the attorney rating site Avvo.com. He received his Certified Insurance Counselors designation in 2007 and has been a faculty member with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research since 2011. He joined the NMSU faculty in 2019 and passed the New Mexico Bar Exam in 2020.