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Kay Anderle
With over two decades of trial experience, Kay Anderle has earned a reputation as a leading trial attorney.  She has tried nearly 100 cases to jury verdict.  Kay began her legal career 23 years ago in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where she spent 12 years prosecuting criminal cases.  She was one of its most respected prosecutors, […]

Jennifer L. Keller
Jennifer L. Keller is one of California’s premier trial lawyers. She has tried over 150 cases to jury verdict, ranging from complex civil matters — including business and intellectual property cases — to white collar to murder. She has received innumerable awards for excellence as a trial lawyer. Jennifer is listed annually in “The Best Lawyers in America®” […]

Steven J. Aaronoff
Steve Aaronoff has 25 years of complex litigation experience in fields encompassing securities, intellectual property, real estate, finance, entertainment and class actions. He was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Irvine and Christensen Miller Fink Jacobs Glaser Weil & Shapiro in Los Angeles. His experience also includes being a key member of a trial team that won a $350 million verdict in 2009 […]

Jay P. Barron
Jay P. Barron is an experienced business litigator whose practice focuses on complex litigation in state and federal courts, including contract and business tort disputes, insurance litigation, class actions, false advertising and unfair competition, entertainment and trade secret litigation […]

C. Ryan Fisher
Ryan Fisher is a 2016 graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he was a founding board member of the UC Irvine International Law Journal and Staff Editor of the UC Irvine Law Review. As a member of the UC Irvine Appellate Litigation Clinic, he argued a case before the Ninth Circuit. […]

Jesse Gessin
Jesse Gessin is a star trial lawyer. He has tried 25 federal jury trials to verdict as lead or co-lead counsel, teaches trial advocacy at UCI Irvine School of Law, and has lectured on trial strategy and techniques throughout the United States. As a deputy federal public defender, Jesse won an astonishing fourteen of those jury trials through acquittal, dismissal, hung jury or reversal on appeal. […]

Shaun A. Hoting
Shaun A. Hoting focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation. Shaun’s practice includes litigation related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, securities, and white collar defense. Recently, he has litigated cases involving technologies as diverse as software, cellular telephones, and waterpark attractions. […]

Thomas H. Kao
Thomas H. Kao is an experienced business litigation attorney whose practice focuses on complex litigation in state and federal courts, including contract and business tort disputes, mergers and acquisitions, securities fraud actions, shareholder derivative suits, insurance coverage disputes and trade secret litigation. Mr. Kao has represented clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to publicly traded companies. He speaks conversational Mandarin. […]

Nahal Kazemi
Nahal Kazemi combines a strong background in broad, high-stakes litigation with extensive experience as a diplomat. For five years Ms. Kazemi was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where she litigated against the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of her client, a major engineering firm, on allegations it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; […]

Stephanie K. Lind
Stephanie Lind is a 2016 graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She was a member of the UC Irvine Law Review Executive Board from 2015-16, and was its Lead Articles Editor the previous year. Stephanie won the law school’s Pro Bono Achievement Award three years running […]

Frank D. Rorie
Frank Rorie, Of Counsel, is a civil litigator and trial attorney with more than a decade of professional experience. His practice focuses on complex commercial, intellectual property, and general civil litigation. He has managed multi-million dollar cases in federal and state court, tried cases to verdict, and been published on appeal. Frank has substantial experience with […]

Michael A. Schachter
Michael Schachter is a litigation associate at Keller/Anderle LLP, focusing on complex business trials. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the New York University School of Law. Before joining Keller/Anderle LLP, Michael was an associate at Paul Hastings in New York, where he gained significant experience in all phases of pretrial litigation. […]

Chase A. Scolnick
Chase Scolnick specializes in complex civil and criminal litigation, and trials of all types. Having tried as lead counsel approximately fifty federal jury trials before the age of 40, Chase is among the most seasoned young federal trial attorneys in the United States. He speaks conversational Spanish. […]

Latest News

  • Jennifer Keller named to list of California’s “Top Women Lawyers”
    May 2, 2018

    Jennifer Keller has been named to the list of “Top Women Lawyers of 2018,” as selected by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. This is the ninth time Keller has been selected for the Top Women Lawyers award.

  • Nahal Kazemi joins Keller/Anderle as Senior Counsel
    May 1, 2018

    Keller/Anderle is pleased to announce that Nahal Kazemi has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Her areas of practice include commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and international law. Nahal combines a strong background in broad, high-stakes litigation with extensive experience as a diplomat

  • Jennifer Keller featured in Orange County Business Journal’s “Law Firms Special Report”
    April 9, 2018

    In the recent Orange County Business Journal’s “Law Firms Special Report,” Jennifer Keller was selected to provide her perspective on legal trends in Orange County. The Business Journal’s Peter Brennan asked some of Orange County’s top attorneys for their views.

  • Jennifer Keller selected for prestigious “CLAY Award”
    April 6, 2018

    On March 20, 2018, Jennifer Keller, Stephen Larson and their trial team were honored with a California Lawyer Magazine CLAY Award – California Attorneys of the Year – for their successful defense of San Bernardino County developer Jeff Burum during a nine-month jury trial in 2017.