Over his long career, he has removed the Confederate Battle Flag from his courtroom and presided over the case that led to the creation of Freedom Parkway.
On Sept. 18, he will talk about those experiences as well as his defeat of the infamous Judge Oscar Mitchell in 1980 as he shares his perspective on the DeKalb County courts in the 1980s at a free Lunch and Learn on Tuesday.
Mitchell was the judge who imprisoned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a driving infraction.
The noon-to-1 p.m. event will be held on the second floor at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square in Decatur.
Participants are invited to bring a lunch.
When Seeliger defeated Mitchell, he became the first and remains the only challenger ever to defeat a sitting judge in DeKalb County.
He will discuss his 1989 and 1984 elections during his talk.
Beginning in 1985, Seeliger presided over the Presidential Parkway case, which resulted in a settlement and the creation of Freedom Parkway and the park next to the Carter Presidential Library.
He has been honored for his work for civil rights and against domestic violence.
Seeliger holds a law degree from Emory University Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1970.
For more information, call 404-373-1088.