Ally Keegan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

Law Office of David P. Shapiro
 | 3500 5th Ave, Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-295-3555
Fax: 619-234-8770
Selected To Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed Since: 2016
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    An associate at the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, A Professional Law Corporation, Ally Keegan focuses her practice exclusively on criminal defense matters. The firm is based in San Diego, and she represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Keegan has been admitted to practice in California since 2016, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

    Ms. Keegan provides defense representation to people who are facing state or federal misdemeanor or felony charges. The types of cases that she has worked on have included drug possession and distribution, domestic violence, driving under the influence of alcohol, white collar crimes, and theft, among others. Ms. Keegan has achieved positive results for her clients, and her record of success has included dismissals, acquittals and reductions in charges through her negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. This successful track record has earned her a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and other recognition from her colleagues.

    Ms. Keegan attended Villanova University as an undergraduate, and she majored in criminal justice, sociology and Spanish. After she received a Bachelor of Arts in 2013, she went on to pursue her legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law, and she clerked for the San Diego County Public Defender Office before obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2016.

    Ms. Keegan is an active participant in several professional organizations. Her memberships have included the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of San Diego and the National Association for Public Defense.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Rising Stars: 2021

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    About Ally Keegan

    Admitted: 2016, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/ally-keegan/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District Court for the Southern District of California, 2016
    • The State Bar of California, 2016-Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Taught live national MCLE course on bail law and reform for legal professionals. Course description: "Bail and pre-trial release are essential components of the modern U.S. criminal justice system, and bail has recently become the subject of much debate. This course will discuss how imperative it is to have your client released pre-trial when possible, and the basics of arguing for pre-trial release. When your client cannot afford cash bail, the course also reviews common release conditions that can be utilized in the alternative. The course will also survey the various approaches to bail reform, and weigh the arguments for and against it. By understanding the issues surrounding bail at both the micro- and macro-levels, attorneys will be better equipped to obtain favorable results for the clients at the outset of their cases that will resonate throughout their proceedings. This course will discuss the common hurdles and creative solutions that attorneys can implement to obtain those results.", Speaker, Bail Law: Procedure, Policy & Pitfalls, ProLawCLE, Legal, 2020
    • The right to reasonable bail or pretrial release has become a pillar of the modern U.S. criminal justice system. It became more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, when cities and counties nationwide scrambled to reduce their jail and prison populations to prevent its spread. This course will discuss how imperative it is to have your client released pretrial when possible, and the basics of arguing for pretrial release. When your client cannot afford cash bail, the course also reviews common release conditions that can be utilized in the alternative. The accessibility of pretrial release (or lack thereof) to criminal defendants has recently become the subject of much debate. The course will also survey the various approaches to bail reform, and weigh the arguments for and against it, Speaker, Bail Law: Before, During & After a Pandemic, LawPracticeCLE, Criminal Defense, 2020
    • Legislative update for the Lawyers Club Newsletter about ongoing advocacy efforts with respect to the LGBTQ community in the wake of COVID-19, Author, LGBTQ Advocacy and Legislation Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, Lawyers Club Newsletter, 2020
    • Analysis of why San Diego criminal courts should continue to keep some remote services accessible even after the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, Author, Opinion: The Case for Keeping Criminal Cases Partially Remote After COVID-19, Times of San Diego, 2020
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    3500 5th Ave
    Suite 304
    San Diego, CA 92103

    Phone: 619-295-3555

    Fax: 619-234-8770

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