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William P. Keith - Newport Beach, CA

4770 Von Karman Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

Updated: 02/01/2024

Newport Beach Business Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Bill Keith represents clients in the areas of business litigation, securities, real property, insurance coverage, and legal malpractice. He has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict at trial, both as lead counsel and as member of trial teams. He has also an excellent record on appeals before the Ninth Circuit and the California and Florida Courts of Appeal, where he has several published decisions.

Bill is rated as "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell and 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com...

Bill Keith represents clients in the areas of business litigation, securities, real property, insurance coverage, and legal malpractice. He has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict at trial, both as lead counsel and as member of trial teams. He has also an excellent record on appeals before the Ninth Circuit and the California and Florida Courts of Appeal, where he has several published decisions.

Bill is rated as "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell and 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com.

Bill's business litigation practice encompasses disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, breaches of fiduciary duty, and partnership disputes. A significant part of Bill's practice involves the representation of financial advisors, Registered Investment Advisors, broker-dealers, and investors. He has litigated securities matters involving the trading and investment practices, the Broker Protocol, and securities industry privacy regulations.

Bill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration. He earned his law degree from Florida State University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif.

Bill is admitted to practice law in California and Florida. Prior to joining Klein & Wilson, Bill was a partner at a well-respected business litigation firm in San Diego.

Bill's volunteer work includes acting as pro bono counsel in connection with San Diego's Casa Cornelia Law Center. He successfully represented a journalist seeking asylum in the United States after the client was forced to flee his Central American country on account of state-sponsored persecution.

Bill has published articles on trade secrets and securities industry matters.

About William P. Keith

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • LLC and LLP Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Trade Dress Infringement Litigation
  • Trademark Infringement Litigation
  • Copyright Infringement Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Fraud
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Commercial Unlawful Detainer
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Appellate Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Counsel

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • California, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Other Affiliations

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter, Member, 2022-present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter, Member, 2012-2022
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court, San Diego, Alumnus

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 2008
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: Member, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law
    Honors: Member, Journal of Transactional Law & Policy
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2004
    B.S.

Achievements

Honors

  • Super Lawyers®, 2024
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2023
  • Top Lawyer, San Diego Magazine, 2018-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2016
  • Avvo Rated 10 out of 10

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Office Information

Address

4770 Von Karman Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

Fax

  • 949-631-3703

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