Christopher D. Keeler serves clients from the firm’s Inland Empire and San Diego area offices. As the firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Keeler provides oversight and direction for the firm’s operations. Mr. Keeler has distinguished himself as a versatile adviser and advocate for public education across a wide range of legal matters, including labor and employment, collective bargaining, public agency governance, business, public contracts, real property, construction litigation, charter schools and student matters.
He has successfully represented school districts, large and small, before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Public Employment Relations Board, Office of Administrative Hearings, California Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and the Special Education Hearing Office. A certified trainer in Interest-Based Bargaining, Mr. Keeler is frequently invited to provide joint training to management and labor negotiation teams. Mr. Keeler also addresses a wide range of other subjects to individual clients and professional organizations, such as employee evaluation and discipline, sexual harassment, dress codes and free speech and Internet-based misconduct of both students and employees.
Mr. Keeler is interested in the rapid advancement of educational technology and frequently speaks on the legal issues that stem from embedding technology into education. From online courses and collective bargaining issues to social media use policies, Mr. Keeler is a recognized legal leader in this emerging area of law.
A popular speaker, he is frequently invited to provide training at seminars and conferences, such as the California School Board Association, Association of California School Administrators, California Association of School Child Welfare Administrators, School Employers Association and the Association of California Community College Administrators, as well as in-service trainings tailored specifically for individual clients.
Mr. Keeler received his Juris Doctor degree Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, and his bachelor's degree from Stanford University.
San Diego office
1525 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, California 92008
Inland Empire office
4160 Temescal Canyon Road
Corona, CA 92883