PORTLAND, ORE., April 9, 2012 - Garvey Schubert Barer has added William J. Keeler, Jr. as an owner in its Portland office. A member of the firm’s Trusts, Estates and Charitable Organizations practice, Keeler joins from Dowling, Aaron & Keeler, Inc. in Fresno, Calif.
“Bill’s tremendous knowledge and experience in estate and trust litigation are valuable assets for our clients and incredible resources for all of us here, as his peers. Our growth trajectory and deep Pacific Northwest roots continue to be very attractive to high-quality legal professionals, like Bill,” said Anne Preston, chair of Garvey Schubert Barer.
Having focused for more than 35 years on estate and trust litigation, Keeler is licensed in both Oregon and California. He handles matters throughout the West Coast involving difficult estates, trusts and conservatorships. Keeler is also skilled at resolving disputes and served as an expert witness in litigation of this sort, as well as related tax and professional negligence cases.
Keeler is an accomplished lecturer, speaking regularly before estate planning councils, local and state bar associations and trial lawyer organizations. He taught estate planning for more than a decade at California State University.
Keeler is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 1973) and the University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1970).