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Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.

Samuel (“Skip”) A. Keesal, Jr., was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised on a ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Skip currently resides in Rolling Hills, CA with his lovely wife, Beth. He served in the United States Army and attended the University of Arizona and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Skip graduated from CSULB in 1962 with a B.S. degree in business. In 1965 he received  an  LL.B.  from  the  University  of   Southern   California   (USC) Law School.

Skip founded the law firm of Keesal, Young & Logan in 1970, which now     has offices in Long Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Anchorage, and Hong Kong. The firm has developed expertise in many practice areas including civil litigation, class and mass actions, securities and banking, energy, environmental, professional design & construction, and other commercial matters.

As a result of his trial practice, he has been named to the Best Lawyers in America© in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law (Defense), Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Securities, Medical Malpractice Law (Defense), Product Liability Litigation (Defense), and Professional Malpractice Law (Defense). Only 39 lawyers in the United States, and only 2 in California, were selected for this many specialty areas in 2011.

Skip has been named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of “Los Angeles’ 25 Most Powerful Attorneys.” In 2002–2005, he was named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal. In 2007–2011, he was named by the Long Beach Post as one of “The 10 Most Powerful People in Long Beach.”