Jennifer L. Keller - Keller/Anderle LLP

Jennifer L. Keller

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 949-476-8700

Jennifer Keller is one of California’s premier trial lawyers. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she has tried over 150 cases to jury verdict, ranging from complex civil matters — including business and intellectual property cases — to white collar to murder. She has received innumerable awards for excellence as a trial lawyer and excels at “bet the company” litigation.

Jennifer made a last-minute entrance as lead counsel for MGA Entertainment in the 2011 retrial of Mattel v. MGA, the epic doll battle popularly known as “Barbie v. Bratz.” Coming into the four-month jury trial just twelve days before jury selection, Jennifer captained MGA to a win Reuters called “an astonishing loss” for Mattel and the L.A. Times deemed “a stunning reversal of fortune” for MGA.  The jury found Mattel had no rights to the Bratz doll line and awarded MGA $85 million in damages for theft of its own trade secrets, to which the judge added $85 million in punitive damages.  (While the damages judgment was reversed on appeal, MGA’s $139 million attorneys’ fee award stands.)

Just two years earlier Jennifer won California’s largest business jury verdict of 2009 with $350 million awarded to her venture capitalist client in Auerbach v. Daily.  Standard & Poors selected her as a trial attorney for its defense in United States v. McGraw-Hill Companies, the government’s civil suit claiming S&P inflated the value of certain mortgage-backed securities.  (The case recently settled.)

Jennifer is listed annually in “The Best Lawyers in America®” and is among the "Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America." In 2012, California Lawyer Magazine named her a “California Attorney of the Year” for extraordinary achievements in litigation. She appears routinely in the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers. She is the only person ever to be named by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association as Business Litigation Trial Lawyer of the Year (in 2010) and as Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer of the year (in 2000).  Jennifer is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only organization limited to the top one-half of one percent of the nation’s attorneys.

Jennifer is also active in the community.  She is the former President of the Orange County Bar Association and serves as a Trustee of Chapman University.  She counts as present and former clients a number of judges, public officials, law enforcement officers, CEOs, CFOs, lawyers, physicians, professional athletes, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.


University of California, BerkeleyAB 1975University of California, Hastings College of LawJ.D. 1978
State Bar of Calif, Bd of Legal SpecializationAmerican College of Trial Lawyers9th Circuit Judicial ConferenceLitigation Counsel of AmericaOrange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationAnti-Defamation League of Orange County and Long BeachChapman University School of LawCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal JusticeOrange County Bar Association

Client Comments

"Ms. Keller is the most gifted litigator with whom I have ever worked. She is not only a leader and brilliant case manager, but also the most effective trial attorney I have seen. She is the best of the best."

-Douglass Shooker
Auerbach Acquisition Associates

Office Location

18300 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 930
Irvine, CA 92612-1057
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the Orange County Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: General Practice of the Orange County Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: General Practice of the Orange County Metro Area
Jennifer L. Keller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Jennifer L. Keller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Jennifer L. Keller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: General Practice
Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Environmental Crimes, False Claims Act, Federal, Government Investigations, Health Care, Insurance Fraud, Litigation, Mail and Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud, Trade Secret Misappropriation, Trademark Infringement)
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Other Information

Gender: Female