Robert M. Keese

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Girardi | Keese
 | 1126 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-977-0211
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Robert M. Keese focuses his practice on the areas of bad faith insurance, professional liability, intellectual property litigation, toxic torts and road design. He is an attorney with the Los Angeles, California, firm Girardi | Keese. A trial lawyer with an impressive record, Mr. Keese has served as lead trial counsel in well over 100 trials in state and federal courts and more than 200 arbitrations during his more than 40-year career. He has obtained multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts in his pursuit of justice for his clients and has received numerous honors and awards as a result of his outstanding work.

Some of Mr. Keese's notable cases include a $200 million settlement against Farmers Insurance as part of the Northridge earthquake litigation and a $25.75 million verdict against B. Braun for misappropriation of trade secrets and fraud. Mr. Keese has obtained more than 10 verdicts of $1 million or more and has handled more than 40 settlements of $1 million or more.

Practice Areas
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General Litigation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2012, 2014 - 2017

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About Robert Keese

Admitted: 1970, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America", 2007
  • Best Lawyers publication, "Best Lawyers in America", 1987 - Present
  • "AV" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell ('s highest rating)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1970
  • California, 1970
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Jurors Award $25 Million to Bilked Inventor", Los Angeles Daily Journal - 2003

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Robert M. Keese has obtained more than 10 Verdicts of $1 Million or more and has handled more than 40 Settlements of $1 Million or more
  • Verdict, $25.75 Million - B. Braun v. Bobby Rogers, USDC Case No. 98 CV 0250 B
  • In Re Northridge earthquake litigation - $200 Million – Northridge earthquake litigation against Farmers Insurance

Educational Background:

  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1966
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Office Location for Robert M. Keese

1126 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-977-0211


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Last Updated: 6/21/2016

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