Deborah Keesey Esq.

Torrance, California

Deborah Keesey is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of California and Hawaii. She is a partner at Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP and practices extensively in the fields of probate and trust litigation, conservatorships, estate planning, and business succession planning. Ms. Keesey is dedicated to providing the optimal solution and expert cost-effective service for every client while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

Ms. Keesey’s broad spectrum of experience stems from an early civil litigation practice in Hawaii after graduating from Cornell Law School with a concentration in Business Law & Regulation. She built on those skills and combined them with a global project finance practice at the Los Angeles office of the international law firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, drawing on her undergraduate degree in business from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance and Marketing.

Ms. Keesey also serves in many professional and community organizations including the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Probate Volunteer Panel, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee and Lawyer Referral Service Committee. Ms. Keesey is also a Director of the Board of the South Bay Bar Association and serves as its Chair of the Probate & Trust Section. Ms. Keesey serves on the Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Professional Advisory Council, is a guest speaker and volunteer at the Healthcare & Elder Law Programs Non-Profit Corporation, and a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Areas of Practice


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D.
    • Concentration: Business Law & Regulation
  • University of California, Berkeley, Haas Undergraduate School of Business
    • B.A.
    • Distinction: With Honors
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Emphasis: Finance, Accounting & Marketing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, 1993
  • Hawaii Bar Association, 1994
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Trust & Estates Section
    • Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • South Bay Bar Association
    • Director of the Board
    • Co-Chair of the Probate & Trust Section
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
    • Professional Advisory Council
  • Healthcare & Elder Law Programs Non-Profit Corporation
    • Guest Speaker/Instructor
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Women Lawyer’s Association – Past Executive Committee Member