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Carla B. Keehn

Trusts Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 36 years
    Hawaii - HI 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1986
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Carla

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Carla Keehn has spent over two decades as a trial lawyer in the public interest making a significant difference in the lives of many people.  Compassionate and focused, Carla advocates on behalf of her clients, with client satisfaction her number one objective. She has over twenty years  of experience as an attorney in the State of California. She represents clients throughout Southern California.

Carla was awarded the United States Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance by an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Southern District of California Leadership Award by the United States Attorney.



Keehn Law Professional Corporation
701 Palomar Airport Road
Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA, 92011

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Posted by Ava | August 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Carla Keehn
Carla Keehn is an amazing attorney to work with. She is highly knowledgeable, ethical and her response was above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Carla cares deeply about your case, explains everything in detail and has such a compassionate heart for the elderly. My husband and I would highly recommend hiring Carla Keehn.
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Posted by Lu Anna | July 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Thorough and Caring
Carla was not only responsive to our request, but because this issue was complex, she thoroughly researched all possibilities and was able to explain them completely. You cannot go wrong by contacting Keehn Law!!!
Response from Carla Keehn July 29, 2021
Thank you, Lu Anna, I was happy to work on your behalf.
Posted by Cheryl | May 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Conscientious Professional
I consulted with Carla on an elder law issue and was most impressed with her professionalism, conscientious input, ideas and reality check for the possible legal outcomes and implications. She is a warm, helpful and ethical person - not out to just make quick dollars at your expense. I highly recommend Carla for any legal need!
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Response from Carla Keehn May 20, 2021
Thank you so much, I am glad I was able to help.
Posted by Kristen | March 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Caring Professional
Carla is the absolute best. She took on my case (HOA violated my privacy) when 12 other lawyers wouldn't! Carla always will call AND email you to make sure you are always up to date on your case. She works hard to get your voice heard and you can tell she really cares about you. I fully recommend her and have a few times already!
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Response from Carla Keehn May 20, 2021
I am happy I was able to get a resolution that worked for you.
Posted by Norma | October 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation for Elder Abuse
Carla provided an elderly friend with the knowledge and attentive service she needed after losing her husband and becoming a victim of elder abuse. Carla was friendly, sincerely cared about my friend's predicament and with her gentle guidance, gave her the confidence to hire a good lawyer. Carla provided details of her legal rights under the probate code, and wrote a strong letter demanding attention which gave her peace of mind. Carla is passionate about helping people and we would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Valerie | February 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I cannot begin to express how grateful I am that I found Carla Keehn. I was dealing with a very difficult situation regarding a trust that my father had left me. My stepmother was the trustee and I was having difficult time getting a copy of the trust from her. I was scared, frustrated, and angry. I did not want to end up having to sue my stepmother, but I felt this may be the only course of action I had left. Carla was a amazing. Not only did she provide sound legal advice, but she went above and beyond what was expected of her. She spent time getting to know me so she could better understand my concerns. She never made me feel rushed or unimportant, quite the contrary. Because of her, I was able to take a step back, reevaluate my options, and try to tackle this from a different angle. You will have a hard time finding a lawyer with more impressive credentials than Carla, but I guarantee you, it will be impossible to find a lawyer with such excellent credentials that has a genuine compassion and understanding for their clients. I cannot recommend Carla highly enough. If you choose to have Carla represent you, you will be making the best decision of your life.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2019 - Present
  • Law Professor
  • Thomas Jefferson School Of Law
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Trial Attorney
  • Us Department Of Justice, Environmental Crimes
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Department of Justice SDCA
  • 1995 - 2019
  • JAG
  • United States Army/California Army National Guard
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • County Of San Diego
  • 1990 - 1995
  • JAG
  • United States Army
  • 1986 - 1990
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Princeton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1983


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Litigation Advocacy Steering Committee
  • 2020 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust and Probate Section
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Executive Committee for Estate, Trusts and Wills
  • N/A
  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego
  • N/A
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • N/A
  • Tom Homann Law Association
  • Member and on Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Directors Award for Superior Performance
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2016
  • Leadership Award
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Course Evidence
  • California Evidence Course
  • 2013
  • Professional Development Series
  • Equal Opportunity Issues
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Wills and living wills Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Carla for many years and opposed her on several matters while she was an Assistant US attorney. She is an attorney of great skill and of the highest integrity. She has my unqualified endorsement."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla Bressler Keehn is a phenomenal lawyer! I have witnessed first hand Ms. Keehn's legal skills for decades. She is possessed of a humanitarian's heart, a keen intellect and a natural ease with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. She is more than a lawyer - she is a true advocate!"
Elder law Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carla and I were opposing counsel on a dozen or more cases over the last almost 20 years. I have always found that she acted with honesty and integrity. If you are looking for counsel that you can trust, Carla is who I would recommend."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Carla has a wide range of experience from decades of working both sides of the justice system, while keeping true to her principles."
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Carlsbad Trusts Lawyer Carla B. Keehn
Carla B. Keehn
Trusts Attorney
Carlsbad, CA
Licensed for 37 years
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