Keesal, Young & Logan is proud to announce that nine of the firms’ shareholders were nominated by their peers to the 2011 Best Lawyers listing for Southern California, excelling in seven practice areas and continuing an honor achieved by members of the firm for more than a quarter century.

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KYL shareholders who achieved this honor are listed below by their respective practice areas:

Admiralty/Maritime Law
William H. Collier, Jr.
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.
Albert E. Peacock, III
Scott T. Pratt
Joseph A. Walsh, II
Commercial Litigation
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.
Scott T. Pratt
Terry Ross
J. Stephen Young
Environmental Law
Elizabeth P. Beazley
Legal Malpractice
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.
Medical Malpractice
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.
Professional Malpractice
Samuel A. Keesal, Jr.
Securities/Capital Markets
Michael M. Gless

This is the 16th year in a row that both Michael Gless and William Collier have been recognized by this prestigious publication in the areas of Admiralty/Maritime Law and Securities/Capital Markets respectively. In addition to being listed, Collier also received the distinction as a 2011 Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for Admiralty and Maritime in the Orange County Area.

The firm is also proud to announce that founding partner Skip Keesal, nominated to the Best Lawyers listing for 25 years straight, was listed this year in six separate categories—an achievement shared by less than 0.004 percent of all lawyers listed in this publication, countrywide.

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