Christopher Keane has been rated as one of the leading Plaintiff's lawyers in America, and is one of the highest rated Plaintiff's lawyers in America whose practice is focused on the representation of injured, abused and deceased children.
He has achieved the highest possible rating (AV) for both legal ethics and ability by Martindale-Hubbell, the definitive guide to America's leading lawyers and law firms.
He has been rated by the prestigious Lawdragon Magazine as one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, which noted that Keane has been "a tireless advocate for injured children" and that "Keane has collected seven-figure wins for wrongful death, amputation, cerebral palsy and more".
Keane was awarded California's "Street Fighter of the Year" Award in 2017 by the California Association of Consumer Attorneys (CAOC), for his nine (9) years representation on behalf of an abused child who suffered from shaken baby syndrome, after nine (9) law firms turned down the case. Keane turned the case into a precedent-setting Supreme Court victory resulting in protection of all victims of suspected child abuse in California.
Keane has earned a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo, America's go-to on-line source for lawyers.
Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum/The Top Trial Lawyers in America, and has recovered more than $60,000,000.00 for clients.
Keane is a graduate of the University of London's Hansard Scholars Parliamentary Program (1988), the University of Michigan Honors Program (1989) and Wayne Law School (1992). Keane has practiced exclusively as a Plaintiff's trial lawyer since 1992. Keane has also served as the President of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect which provides direct services to children and families and public education and advocacy for child abuse prevention and safety awareness. Keane and his wife, Kristine, live in San Francisco, California, and the
Russian River Valley in western Sonoma County with their children, Audrey, Miles and James.
University of London Hansard Scholars Parliamentary Program (1988)
University of Michigan Honors Program (1989)
Wayne Law School (1992)
Professional Honors & Activities:
California Association of Consumer Attorneys (CAOC) Street Fighter of the Year - 2017
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers - AV rating - 5.0/5.0
Lawdragon Magazine - 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America
Avvo - 10/10 rating
State Bar of California
State Bar of Michigan
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center - President - Board of Directors
www.thebrainproject.org - Sarah Jane Brain Foundation - National Advisory Board - Legal Advisory Committee
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Russian River Ride - 200 mile annual bike ride to raise money for child abuse prevention for www.safeandsound.org
Coach - various youth sports teams, including the SFYS United Auto Workers (04)