Keesal, Young & Logan was selected as one of 350+ U.S. law firms to receive a Tier 1 national ranking in the 2014 U.S. News-Best Lawyers ”Best Law Firms” research process in the area of Admiralty & Maritime Law.

KYL also received Metropolitan first-tier rankings in Alaska, Orange County, and San Francisco in the following practice areas:

Natural Resources Law

Orange County
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Securities
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
San Francisco
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Commercial Litigation

Each year, Best Lawyers also compiles lists of outstanding attorneys selected through an extensive peer-review process, in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Sixteen Keesal, Young & Logan lawyers and shareholders were nominated by their peers and named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, continuing an honor achieved by members of the firm for more than two and a half decades.

The firm is also proud to announce that Scott Pratt, an original KYL shareholder with over 30 years’ of firm experience, also received the distinct honor of being named  2014 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”  for Admiralty & Maritime Law  in the Orange County area.   And founding partner Skip Keesal, nominated to the Best Lawyers listing for 28 consecutive years, received the distinction of 2014 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in the Orange County area.

Keesal, Young & Logan would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list:

Elizabeth P. Beazley- Admiralty and Maritime Law;  Litigation – Environmental
Peter R. Boutin, Commercial Litigation;  Employment Law – Individuals;  Capital Markets Law
Jodi S. Cohen, Securities / Capital Markets Law
William H. Collier, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law
John C. Cox, Admiralty and Maritime Law
Douglas R. Davis, Admiralty and Maritime Law; Natural Resources Law
John D. Giffin, Admiralty and Maritime Law
Michael M. Gless, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law; Commercial Litigation;  Litigation – Labor and Employment; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants;  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants;  Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Albert E. Peacock III, Admiralty and Maritime Law;  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Scott T. Pratt, Admiralty and Maritime Law; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation- Environmental
Herbert H. Ray, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law
Terry Ross, Litigation – Labor and Employment;  Litigation – Securities
Joseph A. Walsh II, Admiralty and Maritime Law
Steve Young, Litigation – Securities

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