News & Announcements

Fenton & Keller Named County’s Top Law Firm in Monterey County Herald and Monterey County Weekly Reader Polls

In its March 22, 2018, edition, the Monterey County Weekly announced that its readers have once again voted Fenton & Keller the Best Law Firm in Monterey County. This is the third consecutive year Fenton & Keller has received this honor.

In addition, the Monterey County Herald recently announced that its readers have voted Fenton & Keller as the Best Law Firm in Monterey County for 2017 in its “Readers’ Choice Awards” poll. Fenton and Keller partner Sara Boyns was also voted the second place winner in the “Best Lawyer” category. The Herald announced the “Readers’ Choice Awards” winners in its March 14, 2018, issue.

All of us at Fenton & Keller would like to express our gratitude to the readers of Monterey County Weekly and the Monterey County Herald for honoring and expressing their confidence in our firm in this way. We would also like to thank our clients for trusting in us and allowing us to serve their changing legal needs for over 50 years!

Click on the links to view these announcements in the Weekly and Herald (page 50).

Susannah Ashton Joins Fenton & Keller As Employment Law And Litigation Associate

Fenton & Keller is pleased to announce that Susannah L. Ashton has joined the firm. Susannah’s practice focuses on general civil litigation and employment law litigation and counseling.

With extensive litigation experience in both California and New York, Susannah has represented and advised management in all areas of labor and employment matters including complex class actions and union representation campaigns. Susannah has experience representing clients before the California Labor Commissioner, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the National Labor Relations Board, and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Before joining Fenton & Keller, Susannah gained valuable employment and immigration law experience through her participation in litigation in federal court involving the processing of H-2A visa applications.

Susannah earned her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2009. During law school, Susannah co-founded the Brooklyn Law Students for Veterans Rights and won second place in a national legal writing competition for employment law.

Andrew Kreeft Becomes Fenton & Keller Shareholder

Fenton & Keller is pleased to announce that Andrew Kreeft has become a shareholder and director of the firm.

Andrew is a 1983 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1986 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. Andrew was in private practice in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas since 1987 before joining Fenton & Keller in 2016. 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.

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.