John Keker

Founding Partner of Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Vietnam combat veteran, John Keker founded his law firm – now Keker, Van Nest & Peters – with law school classmate Bill Brockett in 1978. John Keker has built a reputation as one of the country's top trial lawyers. Five decades of jury trials in white collar criminal cases, complex commercial and intellectual property cases, antitrust and securities cases, establish him as the lawyer clients turn to for their most important and high-profile litigation problems. The American Lawyer described him as “a giant of the IP trial bar.” The California Lawyer said he was “the lawyer other attorneys would turn to if they were in trouble.” The San Francisco Chronicle called him “the Number One Lawyer in the Bay Area,” and the California State Bar inducted him into its “Litigation Hall of Fame.” The National Law Journal named him as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States.”