Keith Chrestionson serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on business and employment litigation and counseling, with extensive experience in the retail, staffing and manufacturing industries. He offers counsel on a wide range of issues including : business disputes, terminations, corrective action, accommodating disabilities.
With an extensive background in business administration and accounting, Keith brings business sense to his counseling, determining the overarching business issues that may impact a particular issue or dispute and advising clients accordingly.
As a litigator, Keith has successfully represented companies in issues such as:
- commercial disputes
- trade secrets
- discrimination and harassment
- wrongful discharge disputes
Keith also has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation of litigation matters. He has a knack for developing positive relationships not only with senior management, but with inside and outside counsel. Keith is accessible, has significant courtroom experience and is able to translate complex issues into a language that anyone can understand.
In addition to his litigation practice, Keith serves as a San Francisco and Contra Costa County Fee Resolution Arbitrator, and as a panelist for the San Francisco County Bar Association’s Early Settlement Program.
Prior to joining the firm, Keith was a partner at Kauff McClain & McGuire LLP in San Francisco, California. Before law school, Keith spent several years in the accounting field.
Keith is a guest speaker for the U.C. Berkeley Continuing Education Program – Human Resources. An active speaker, Keith has presented to lawyers, students, managers, and human resources professional concerning topics such as discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. He also volunteers at a legal aid clinic assisting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) applicants who are seeking to appeal denied benefits.
- University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.)
- University of California, Berkeley(B.S.)
- American Bar Association – Section on Labor Relations
- State Bar of California – Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Sections
- Bar Association of San Francisco – Labor Law Section
COURT ADMISSIONS : U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
BAR ADMISSIONS : California
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