Fenton & Keller Welcomes Associate Andrew Kreeft
Fenton & Keller is pleased to announce that Andrew Kreeft has joined the firm.
Andrew is a 1983 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1986 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Andrew was in private practice in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas since 1987. For almost 30 years, Andrew has specialized in civil litigation with an emphasis on trial practice, general negligence, and tort liability law. His experience includes product liability, premises liability, professional negligence, employment & labor, and business matters. Andrew represents individuals as well as corporate/private entity clients and has tried numerous cases in multiple counties in Northern California and Federal District court. Notably, Andrew was co-lead counsel on a product defect case against an automobile manufacturer which resulted in a $12.5 million dollar jury verdict. He has received the designation of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating given to attorneys based on legal ability and ethical standards, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Fenton & Keller Welcomes Associate Evan Allen
Fenton & Keller is pleased to announce that Evan Allen has joined the firm.
Evan’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour claims, harassment and discrimination, contractual disputes, hiring, termination, and discipline practices, leaves of absence, and disability accommodation. He has experience defending both public and private sector employers in state court, federal court, and in administrative proceedings.
Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Evan assisted in representing government entities in employment disputes while interning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and the California Office of the Attorney General. During law school, Evan served as an Articles Editor on the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law, the President of the Black Law Students Association, as well as a member of the National Black Law Students Association Judicial Advocacy Team. He also worked on transactional matters while interning in the legal department of a San Diego pharmaceutical company and facilitated mutually beneficial agreements while mediating cases filed in small claims court. Born and raised in Pacific Grove, Evan is excited to represent individuals and businesses on the Monterey Peninsula.
Kenneth Kleinkopf Certified As Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Specialist
Fenton & Keller is proud to announce that Kenneth S. Kleinkopf has been certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. The State Bar program for certifying legal specialists is a California Supreme Court-approved method of certifying attorneys as specialists in eleven specialty areas of law. Attorneys are certified through a process of which includes successful passage of a written examination, completion of specific tasks in the specialty area, attendance at a prescribed number of approved educations programs, and peer review.
Fenton & Keller Welcomes Associate Laura Franklin
Fenton & Keller is pleased to announce that Laura Franklin has joined the firm.
Ms. Franklin received her J.D. from Monterey College of Law in 2012. During law school, Ms. Franklin served as a Policy Research Fellow for the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. Before joining Fenton & Keller, Ms. Franklin practiced civil litigation and employment law on the Central Coast and worked with a litigation team that obtained a $12.5 million jury verdict award. Laura’s practice focuses on employment law litigation and counseling and general civil litigation.
Elizabeth Leitzinger Becomes Fenton & Keller Shareholder
Fenton & Keller is pleased to announce that Elizabeth R. Leitzinger has become a shareholder and director of the firm.
For over 60 years, the attorneys of Fenton & Keller have been meeting the changing legal needs of clients throughout the Monterey Bay region and beyond. Fenton & Keller is committed to providing high-quality, practical, innovative, and cost effective legal services.
Elizabeth is a 2008 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Elizabeth was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. She gained substantial civil litigation experience in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area before joining Fenton & Keller in 2012. Elizabeth’s practice focuses on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of employment and business litigation, and healthcare payor/provider disputes.