Practice Areas


Appellate

Keesal, Young & Logan regularly represents its clients in the state and federal appellate courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all levels of state appellate courts in California, Washington, and Alaska, and the United States Supreme Court.  The firm’s lawyers have briefed and argued hundreds of appeals and writ petitions covering a broad range of substantive and procedural issues

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Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Keesal, Young & Logan represents a number of clients in bankruptcy matters across the United States. Our practice generally focuses on creditors’ rights, and we have represented clients in contested matters and adversary proceedings in cases arising under all chapters of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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Business Litigation

Keesal, Young & Logan serves as counsel to many local, national and multinational concerns in a wide variety of complex business litigation matters pending in federal and state court as well as in arbitration.

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Class/Mass Actions

Keesal, Young & Logan has broad experience in defending its clients in complex litigation matters, including class and mass actions in both state and federal courts as well as before the self-regulatory agencies of the securities industry. In addition, we have successfully defended cases brought on behalf of the general public through the use of broad consumer protection laws and “private attorney general” statutes, including California’s Proposition 65.

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Commercial & Residential Real Estate Lending Litigation

Keesal, Young & Logan litigates a wide variety of mortgage disputes for lenders and loan servicers, both for class actions and individual claims. We regularly defend claims of wrongful foreclosure, breach of contract (including short sale/workout agreements), fraud, wrongful lender placed insurance, and violations of RESPA, TILA, ECOA, FCRA, and the FDCPA.

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Construction, Engineering & Project Management

Keesal, Young & Logan takes a unique approach to high-stakes construction litigation. We try cases. We have a proven track record of successfully taking complex “bet the company” cases to a verdict with fee structures the make sense.

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Compliance, Operations & Data Control Advisory (CODA)

Innovative companies fueled by creative ideas and rapidly evolving technology are challenged by an increasingly complex regulatory and security environment. Implementing process to mitigate risk, control costs and keep pace with the influx of new technologies is critical, but the expertise, time and resources necessary are in short supply.

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Consumer & Business Lending Litigation

Since 1988, Keesal, Young & Logan has represented financial institutions in hundreds of cases arising out of consumer and business lending. Among other facets of this practice, we have extensive experience handling civil litigation arising from the issuance and use of credit and charge cards. In that regard, we have notable expertise in federal and state consumer protection laws, particularly those involving credit reporting (FCRA), debt collection (FDCPA), credit billing, truth-in-lending, and unfair competition and deceptive trade practices (UCL) statutes.

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Corporate & Real Estate

We provide services to a broad variety of clients, including public companies, large and small private companies, and individuals. Oftentimes, we serve as general counsel to our clients that do not require, or choose not to employ, a full-time lawyer in-house.

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Cybersecurity & Privacy

Virtually every aspect of today’s business and legal world is enabled or facilitated by technology. Every minute of every day, a company’s most valuable and sensitive commercial information, and that of its clients and customers is held on or passes through multiple systems; some the company may have control of, some it doesn’t and each a potential target for cyber attack.

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Employment Litigation & Advisory

Keesal, Young & Logan’s employment attorneys take pride in their ability to litigate a broad range of employment matters, while never losing sight of our clients’ overall business and employee-relations goals. Our attorneys work closely with clients to minimize risks of litigation, provide practical and creative human resources advice, and defend claims relating to every aspect of local, state, and federal employment law.

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Environmental

Keesal, Young & Logan serves as environmental counsel to international oil, chemical, manufacturing and transportation concerns. Both civil and criminal liabilities are addressed by the firm’s environmental team approach. Keesal, Young & Logan’s team of seasoned civil and white-collar criminal litigators also have extensive experience with casualty investigation, crisis response and regulatory compliance.

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Health Care

Keesal, Young & Logan serves a wide range of health care providers, including medical centers, hospitals, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, mental health centers, IPAs, doctors and home health agencies. We represent these providers in complex litigation, regulatory and criminal matters, as well as providing ongoing legal advice on a day-to-day basis.

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Insurance

Keesal, Young & Logan provides advice in the application and interpretation of policy wording as well as litigation services in both state and federal courts. The firm’s services have involved the representation of both insureds and insurers concerning all types of insurance coverage disputes.

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Maritime

Keesal, Young & Logan enjoys international recognition as the leading admiralty and maritime firm on the West Coast of the United States. With offices in Long Beach, California, San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington, Anchorage, Alaska, and Hong Kong, we provide our maritime and transportation industry clients comprehensive legal representation throughout the Pacific region. Each of our offices has an Emergency Response Team available 24/7 to assist clients with maritime, environmental, criminal or other emergencies of any type or size.

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Products Liability

In addition to other areas of personal injury litigation, Keesal, Young & Logan has extensive experience in the area of strict products liability. Our experience in product defect and failure to warn cases has involved a wide range of products from raw materials to component parts to fully manufactured items, including: asbestos, silicone, industrial gasses, lubricants, ladders, table saws, conveyor systems, elevators, forklifts, product handling equipment and automobile and truck parts such as windshields, seats and air brakes. We have represented both product manufacturers and those in the chain of distribution.

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Professional Liability

Keesal, Young & Logan has extensive experience representing a wide range of licensed professionals facing high-stakes, reputation-impacting claims in federal and state court and in arbitration proceedings.

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Public Law

Keesal, Young & Logan’s municipal law practice specializes in representing public agencies including cities, seaports, and joint powers authorities.

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Securities

Keesal, Young & Logan represents firms and individuals in securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory matters. For over 40 years, we have tried and arbitrated thousands of cases for major brokerage firms, investment banks, regional firms, discount brokerages, investment management firms and bank-owned brokerage firms. No firm in the country has tried and arbitrated as many securities disputes during the last four decades.

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Unfair Business Practices

Keesal, Young & Logan’s attorneys regularly represent and consult with corporate and individual clients regarding the scope and impact of the laws relating to unfair business practices, including the effect of such laws on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

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White-Collar Criminal Defense

Businesses in the United States and throughout the world operate in an environment of increasingly aggressive federal and state government prosecutorial oversight. Matters that were previously handled through civil or regulatory processes may now result in criminal investigations and proceedings.

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