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CURRICULUM VITAE OF SAMUEL (“SKIP”) A. KEESAL, JR.
Educational Background:
California State University, Long Beach
B.S. degree in business (1962)
University of Southern California, Law School
LL.B. degree (1965)

Professional Experience:
Lillick, McHose & Charles, Los Angeles (1966-1969)
Pollack, Palmer & Metzler (1969-1970)
Keesal, Young & Logan (Founding Partner) (1970-Present)

Bar Admissions:
California, Colorado, and Hawaii

Legal Experience:
Approximately 250 trials, arbitrations, and regulatory hearings in sixteen different states (including approximately 75 jury trials).

Professional Recognition:
Best Lawyers in America (Admiralty & Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law (Defense), Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Securities, Medical Malpractice Law (Defense), Product Liability Litigation (Defense), and Professional Malpractice Law (Defense). Only 39 lawyers in the United States, and only 2 in California, were selected for this many specialty areas in 2011.
Best Lawyers of America, Lawyer of the Year, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Orange County (2012).
International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1990-Present), Board of Directors (1993-1996), and IATL Foundation Board of Directors (1993-2007)
California State Co-Chair IATL – Secretary/Treasurer (1996/97)
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Advocate (1993-Present)
Los Angeles Business Journal – Los Angeles’ 25 Most Powerful Attorneys (2002)
L.A.’s Los Angeles Daily Journal, Top 100 Lawyers in California
(2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005)
Los Angeles Magazine – Southern California Super Lawyers “Top 100” (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)
Los Angeles Magazine – Southern California Super Lawyers (2004-2015)
Long Beach Post – “The 10 Most Powerful People in Long Beach” (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011)
Litigation Counsel of America Fellow (2014-2015)
Who’s Who™ in U.S. Executives
Who’s Who™ in Practicing Attorneys
Who’s Who™ in Los Angeles Attorneys
Who’s Who™ in Orange County Attorneys
Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow
Chambers USA – “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (2010)
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)
Awards:
Outstanding Law Associate, University of Southern California Law School (1965)
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Business School, California State University, Long Beach (1991)
Tiffany Big Apple Award, Children’s Health Fund (1992)
Outstanding Achievement Award for Betterment of Profession, Who’s Who Worldwide
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center 1994 Spectrum Award for Leadership (1994)
The National Conference for Community and Justice Greater Long Beach Region Humanitarian Award (1997)
The Family Service Family Life Award (1997)
Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award, Long Beach Area Boy Scouts (1998)
Humanitarian Award, National Conference for Community & Justice Long Beach (2000)
Lawyer of the Year Award, Long Beach Bar Association (2000)
Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce (2001)
Excellence in Leadership Award, Leadership Long Beach (2002)
National Silver Medallion, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (2002)
Building Bridges Award, National Conference for Community & Justice (2003)
Community Achievement Award, Women’s Council (2003)
Nuestra Imagen Humanitarian Award, Long Beach Community Hispanic Association (2004)
Humanitarian Award, Camp Fire USA (2004)
President’s Award, Boys and Girls Club of America (2004)
Community Partnership Award, CAMEO (2006)
Corporate Citizen Award, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce (2007) awarded to Skip and KYL
Good Scout of the Year Award, Boys Scouts of America Long Beach Area Council (2007) awarded to Skip and KYL
Crystal Arts Humanitarian Award, International City Theatre (2007)
Corporate Humanitarian Award, NAACP, Long Beach Branch (2007) awarded to Skip and KYL
Lifetime Achievement Award, St. Mary’s Medical Center (2008) awarded to Skip and KYL
Founders Award, Children’s Health Fund (2009)
Entrepreneur of the Year Award from California, American Business Defense and Advisory Council (2009)
Mayor Beverly O’Neill Legacy in Leadership Award, Leadership Long Beach (2009)
John C. Wallace Dream Maker Award, Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach (2009)
Businessman of the Year, American Solutions (2010)
John Dixon Award, Century Club of Long Beach (2011)
Champions of Justice Award, The Civil Justice Program, Loyola Law School Los Angeles (2010)
Honoree, Mentoring A Touch From Above (2011)
Honoree, Long Beach Ronald McDonald House for philanthropic contributions to community (2014)

Committee Participation:
Vice Chairman Securities and Exchange Committee ABA (1985-1994)
Former Chairman, California State Bar Disciplinary Committee
Board of Governors, Long Beach Bar Association (1996)
Maritime Law Association – Marine Torts & Casualties Committee (1998-2005)
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Investment Compliance (2005)
Member of the CSULB Foundation Board of Directors (2010-Present)
Maritime Law Association – Non-Lawyer Committee (2010-Present)
Save our Middle School Sports Committee (2011-Present)
49er Foundation and 49er Foundation Finance Committee (2011-Present)



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