Robert M. Keese

Robert M. Keese

Robert M. Keese

Los Angeles, California

Robert M. Keese specializes in the areas of bad faith insurance, professional liability, intellectual property litigation, toxic torts, and road design. He is first and foremost a trial lawyer. He has served as lead trial counsel in well over 100 trials in state and federal courts and over 200 arbitrations during his 37 year career. He has served pro bono as a court-appointed or private mediator for hundreds of lawsuits.


  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Jurors Award $25 Million to Bilked Inventor" - 2003

Selected Verdicts 

  • Robert M. Keese has obtained more than 10 verdicts of $1 million or more and has handled more than 40 settlements of $1 million or more.
  • $25.75 million, Verdict – B. Braun held liable for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Fraud. B. Braun v. Bobby Rogers, USDC Case No. 98 CV 0250 B

Selected Settlements

  • $200 million, Settlement – Northridge earthquake litigation against Farmers Insurance. In Re Northridge earthquake litigation.


Areas of Practice

  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Road Design

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1970
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1970


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1969
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1966

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • American Association for Justice
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • "AV" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell ('s highest rating)
  • Best Lawyers publication, "Best Lawyers in America", 1987 - Present
  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyer", 2004 - 2007
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America", 2007