Thomas F. Keating, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Rafael, CA

The Freitas Law Firm, LLP
 | 1108 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-456-7500
Fax: 415-456-0266
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own law firm located in San Rafael, California, Thomas F. Keating Jr. focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In that regard, he assists clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Keating has handled have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, auto-pedestrian accidents, big rig and other motor vehicle crashes, elder abuse and construction site accidents.

Mr. Keating has been able to obtain numerous favorable results on behalf of his clients, and he often uses his experience as a mediator in order to reach an accord without a lengthy trial. However, he is unafraid to take these cases to the courtroom where necessary or advisable, and his previous experience representing insurance companies in these types of claims has enabled him to anticipate the tactics that defendants will attempt to utilize. Mr. Keating's successful track record has not gone unnoticed by his colleagues. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Keating is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He is frequently asked to deliver presentations at conferences on topics related to his practice areas. Mr. Keating received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and his legal education came at the University of San Francisco School of Law. His professional associations include the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys of California.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011

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About Thomas Keating, Jr.

Admitted: 1977, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Defense Research Institute, Exceptional Performance Citation, 1995 
  • President's Award for Distinguished Service, Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, 1998
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • Award of Appreciation, California Defense Counsel, 1996
  • California Association of Consumer Attorneys, Recognition for Extraordinary Dedication
  • Highest Possible Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ AV® Preeminent
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers in Marin County
  • Selected Northern California Super Lawyer as one of the top 5% of lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Richard Sangster American Inn of Court, Master 
  • Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, President, 1995
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Defense Counsel, President, 2000
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1986
  • California Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California 
  • California, 1977

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. 
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Office Location for Thomas F. Keating, Jr.

1108 5th Avenue
3rd Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901

Phone: 415-456-7500

Fax: 415-456-0266

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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