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Leo L. Lam

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-391-5400
Fax: 415-397-7188
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018, 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

A partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP in San Francisco, California, Leo L. Lam serves clients throughout California and provides them with dedicated and sound legal services. He focuses his practice on intellectual property matters and has immense experience handling involving trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. 

As an electrical engineer, Mr. Lam has extensive experience handling patent cases throughout the nation. He provides practical and goal-oriented solutions and strategies for his clients and keeps their best interests in the forefront. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate for the rights of his clients.  

Mr. Lam has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He is admitted to practice in the states of California and New York. 

Actively engaged in the legal community, Mr. Lam is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the New York State Bar Association. 

For his impeccable legal contributions, Mr. Lam has been named to the Leading Lawyer list by Legal 500 and included on the Future Star list by Benchmark Litigation. He has been selected for inclusion on The Best Lawyers in America list in property litigation for 10 years in a row. Mr. Lam is also AV Preeminent peer review-rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale Hubbell. 

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Practice Areas
  • 80%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018, 2020 - 2022

About Leo L. Lam

First Admitted: 1994

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Recent Developments Regarding Induced Infringement, Damages and Injunctive Relief," Daily Journal & Thomson Reuters Patent Disputes Forum, 2014


  • Leading Lawyer, Legal 500
  • Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, General Litigation, 2006 - present
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Future Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2010 - present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2012 - present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • New York

Educational Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S.E.E., 1988
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Office Location for Leo L. Lam

633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-391-5400

Fax: 415-397-7188

Last Updated: 2/17/2022

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