Deborah C. Keesey

Deborah C. Keesey, Esq

  • Office 310-944-9800, x. 283
  • Fax: 310-944-9805
  • Emails:


  • Business Transactions, Corporate Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Trademark, Licensing and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Trust Litigation & Will Contests
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Conservatorships

Education and Bar Admissions

Cornell Law School
Juris Doctorate
Concentration in Business Law & Regulation

University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business
Bachelor of Arts with Honors
Emphasis in Finance, Accounting & Marketing


Deborah Keesey is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of California and Hawaii. Ms, Keesey practices extensively in the fields of business & finance law, probate, conservatorships, trust administration, trust litigation, business succession & advanced estate planning. She is dedicated to providing the optimal solution and expert cost-effective service for every client while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

Ms. Keesey has a broad spectrum of experience in the field of law, having practiced in civil litigation in Hawaii during her early career after graduating from Cornell Law School where she had a concentration in Business Law and Regulation. She built on those skills and combined them with a global project finance practice at the Los Angeles office of the international law firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Ms. Keesey graduated from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business with Honors and an emphasis in Accounting, Finance and Marketing.

Ms. Keesey serves in many professional organizations including the L.A. Superior Court Appointed Counsel Panel, Los Angeles Superior Court Settlement Officer Program, and is a former board member of the South Bay Women Lawyer’s Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Ms. Keesey currently serves as an executive officer of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee. She will serve as the President of the South Bay Bar Association in 2021, and is a past member of the Benjamin Aranda, III, American Inn of Court.

In the community, Ms. Keesey is an active volunteer having served as a guest speaker at the Health Care & Elder Law Programs (H.E.L.P.), which provides older adults and their families with information, counseling on elder care, law, and consumer protection. Ms. Keesey is also a member of the Torrance Memorial Medical Center Professional Advisory Council and speaks at seminars and contributes articles to its Health and Wellness blogs. My Keesey also serves on the board of directors to the Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, whose programs focus on youth mental health, food for kids, and Operation Teddy Bear.

Awards and Publications

  • Super Lawyer 2020 – Trusts and Estates Section
    Settlement Officer Volunteer – Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center – Health & Wellness Blog:
    Safe and Sound, April 25, 2019
    When Your Aging Parents Need Help, September 18, 2019
    Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Conservatorships, February 26, 2018
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center – Lecture Series:
    Late Life Planning –Beyond Caregivers, What Should I Plan?, July 13, 2019
    Families At War: Family Dynamics and Isolation, March 10, 2018
    How to Identify and Stop Elder Abuse, February 11, 2017
  • Health Care & Elder Law Programs (H.E.L.P.), lecturer on Life Planning Tools: Wills, Trusts and Probate Avoiders, and Staying In Charge
  • Featured quote in Supporting Autonomy With Safeguards, September 30, 2019, by Dr. Stacey Wood, Neuropsychology & Forensic Expert, Professor of Psychology at Scripps College, CA


  • California Bar Association
  • Hawaii Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association – Trust & Estates Executive Committee
  • South Bay Bar Association – Board of Directors
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center – Professional Advisory Council
  • Volunteer Center of the South Bay, Harbor, Long Beach – Board of Directors