George A. Croton

George Croton is an associate with Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) in its San Francisco office.  His practice covers a wide range but focuses on civil litigation matters in KYL’s Maritime and Employment practice areas.  George is also certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in United States private sector privacy law (CIPP/US) and a member of KYL’s Privacy & Data Security practice groups.

In his maritime practice George advises and defends vessel interests in personal injury claims, cargo claims, and casualties in state court, federal court and regulatory matters.  He counsels shipping and transportation clients regarding compliance with U.S. and international laws and conventions as well as dealings with various state and federal agencies including the Coast Guard, Customs, and the California State Lands Commission.  George has also garnered significant experience in the arena of maritime criminal law, including criminal matters involving MARPOL and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.  George regularly conducts shipboard inspections in connection with casualties, personal injury claims, and criminal matters.

In his employment practice George advises and defends clients across a wide range of industries in court and arbitration.  George has handled cases involving discrimination and harassment, defamation, wrongful termination, Internet impersonation, and retaliation claims.  He regularly engages in complex motion practice, ranging from defending client’s discovery rights to dispositive motions.  George also counsels clients regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations, privacy issues, and the preparation and alteration of internal policy.

George also has significant litigation experience in a variety of other subject matter areas, including products liability issues and product recalls, mortgage banking, real estate, and complex business litigation.

George graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in geography.  In 2018, George graduated cum laude from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.  During his time at UC Hastings George served as a Technology Editor for the Hastings Law Journal and managed the SCOCABlog, which publishes articles covering the Supreme Court of California.  The Hastings Law Journal published George’s note entitled, “It’s Always Windy in McCain Valley: Vicarious Liability Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.”  While a law student George also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Laurel Beeler at the Northern District of California.  George was admitted to the California Bar in December 2018.


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2018 – Pro Bono Society member), where he served as a Technology Editor for the Hastings Law Journal and managed the SCOCABlog.
  • B.A. (geography), San Francisco State University (cum laude).

Bar Memberships/Admissions

  • California (2018)


  • CALI
  • Witkin