Jennifer L. Keller

Attorney in Irvine, CA
"The Lawdragon Leading 500 Lawyers in America," 2013, 2012, 2011. The San Francisco Recorder, "Attorneys of the Year," 2011. The National Law Journal, Annual Winners Edition (2011). "The Top 100 Lawyers in California," Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007; "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California," Editor's Pick, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2001; "California's Top Women Lawyers," Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2013, 2012, 2011; California's Top 30 Women Litigators," Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2007; "California's Top 75 Women Litigators," California Law Business, 2002; "The Best Lawyers in America," S. Naifeh & G. Smith, 2005-2013; "Southern California SuperLawyers," Los Angeles Magazine, 2005-2013; "Criminal Defense"; "Top 50 Orange County SuperLawyers"; "Top 50 Female SuperLawyers"; "The Best Lawyers in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2005-2012; National Trial Lawyers Association, "The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California," 2007-2013. Recipient: Top Gun Award, Business Litigation Attorney of the Year, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2010; Attorney of the Year, Orange County Women Lawyers, 2003; Anti-Defamation League of Orange County, Jurisprudence Award, 2001; Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2000; Attorney of the Year, Public Law Center of Orange County, 1996. Lawyer of the Year, Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, 1983; Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Service, State Bar of California, 1998. Member, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 1977-1978. Speaking Engagements: Association of Business Trial Lawyers, "Barbie v. Bratz, Inside the Dollywood Trial," Los Angeles, 2012; Orange County, 2011. OCBA Corporate Counsel Section, "Barbie v. Bratz, Round 2," 2012. CACJ: Cross-Exam of Law Enforcement, Fall Seminar, 2009; Prop 115, Preliminary Hearings, 1990; Trial Advocacy Workshop, 1992 and 1999; Trial & Appellate Advocacy Workshop, 1993; "Three Strikes Seminar," 1994; Fall Seminar, "Oral Argument," 1995; 15th Annual Criminal Defense Seminar, 2003. CPDA Faculty: Homicide Seminar, 1986; Sentencing Seminar, 1989; Trial Skills Institute, 1990; Advanced Trial Skills Institute Annual Seminar, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2003. Lecturer: "Criminal Law for Civil Practitioners," The Rutter Group, 1999; "Expert Witnesses in Criminal Cases," Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), 1996. Member, California Board of Legal Specialization, 2003-2004. Chair, 1993-1994; Vice-Chair, 1992-1993 and Commissioner, 1990-1992, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Criminal Law Advisory Commission. Senior Deputy Public Defender, Orange County, 1978-1983, 1989-1991. Senior Research Attorney, Justice Edward Wallin, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, 1986-1989. Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1996-1999. Member: Board of Visitors, Chapman University School of Law, 1995—; Board of Directors, Public Law Center of Orange County, 1995-2000. Member, Board of Governors, Hastings Alumni Association (2010—). Life Member, The Sierra Club. Member, The Trusteeship of the International Women's Forum. Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America (Charter Fellow); American Inns of Court, William P. Gray Inn (Master Bencher), Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
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Areas of Law

  • Business Trials
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • White Collar Crime
  • Intellectual Property
  • Securities Litigation
  • Bad Faith


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1978, California
United States Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
District of Arizona

Law School Attended

University of California Hastings College of the Law
Class of 1978

University Attended

University of California, Berkeley
Class of 1975

Birth Information

Born in 1953
Fort Wayne, Indiana, February 26, 1953

Associations & Memberships

Orange County (Member, Board of Directors, 1991-1993; Officer, 1993-1995; President, 1996) and Federal Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Natio... More


(Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board Of Legal Specialization)

Bar Fellowship

Litigation Counsel of America (Charter Fellow); American Inns of Court, William P. Gray Inn (Master Bencher), Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Representative Cases

United States v. Stites, 56 F.3d 1020 (1995); People v. Sellers (1988) 203 Cal. App. 3d 1042; Betsworth v. WCAB (1994) 26 Cal. App. 4th 586.

Hobbies & Interests

Golf, opera, theater, travel.

Contact Information






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Office Information
Jennifer L. Keller
 18300 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 930,
Irvine, CA 92612-1057


Keller Rackauckas LLP (Irvine, California)

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