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Christian Kemos is a partner in Freitas McCarthy MacMahon & Keating LLP, which he joined in 2008. He practices as a litigation counselor for businesses and individuals in commercial litigation, ADA defense, employment defense, and commercial and residential lease disputes, as well as representing trustees and beneficiaries in trust disputes. 

Mr. Kemos’ clients and cases span throughout the Bay Area, including Marin, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties. Mr. Kemos has extensive litigation and motion experience, having trained court externs and research attorneys in pretrial civil procedure and motion evaluation, and has presented for the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association on Law and Motion practice. 

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from U.C. Davis in 1994, and a Master’s Degree from Yale University in 2000. After receiving his law degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Mr. Kemos served as a judicial extern and research attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Kemos then joined Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold as an associate where he practiced civil litigation. Before his legal career, Mr. Kemos was an environmental and human health risk assessor on projects throughout California. 


Languages spoken: English, German

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Freitas McCarthy MacMahon & Keating, LLP

1108 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA, 94901

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    12 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Thomas Francis Keating Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. I assisted him in a personal injury trial in which he won every motion at the outset of the case. The defendant paid the full amount of his demand before the jury was impaneled. The client was extremely happy.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sea Grant FellowshipConnecticut Sea Grant Foundation2000
Frank Kraft ScholarFrank Kraft Foundation1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Research AttorneySan Francisco Superior Court Law & Motion2005 - 2007
Legal ExternSan Francisco Superior Court2004 - 2005
Project Risk AssessorHarding ESE2001 - 2003
Yale Teaching FellowYale University2000 - 2000
Staff Risk Assessor and TechGeomatrix Consultants1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sangster Inns of CourtAssociate2009 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaN/A2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law - Policy - ThoughtNot-So-Hot Tickets2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Yale UniversityN/AMasters2001
University of California - DavisN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Native American Law PresentationNative American Law in Litigation2013
Love Thy Neighbor (Until a Dispute Arises)Tree, Light and Sight Disputes2013
Violence in the Administration of LawLegal ethics and civility rules2011
Obama, Osama and Manufactured DramaLegal issues regarding birth certificates2011
San Francisco Legal Professionals AssociationLaw and Motion Practice and Procedure2007