Craig L. Keller
Craig Keller has been litigating business, construction, real estate, and probate and trust cases for more than 34 years. He has also been assisting businesses of all sizes to form corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures, asset acquisition and sale, and employment matters. Craig has argued appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Additionally, he has been involved in all areas of estate planning including wills and trusts, premarital agreements, business succession planning and trust and probate administration. He litigates claims involving trustees, personal representatives and for exploitation of vulnerable adults as well as for beneficiaries. His practice also includes representing multi‑employer benefit plans for trades in the construction industry including pension trust funds.
Craig serves as a mediator and arbitrator in various commercial matters including business and corporate disputes, real estate disputes, and trust and estate matters. He is a former arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association.
University of Arizona (B.A. with highest distinction; Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, 1979)
University of Arizona, College of Law (J.D., 1982)
Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers
United States District Court, District of Arizona, 1982
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002
United States Supreme Court, 1987
Maricopa County Bar Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
Arizona Town Hall
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
State Bar of Arizona, "Fees, Fee Agreements and the Forms You Need to Make Them Work" October, 2007
Tempe Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking and Drug Use, Coalition Chairman 2016 to present, Member 2012 to present, Public Policy Committee Member 2010 – 2013
Tempe Sister Cities, Student Delegate Selection Committee and current Chairman (2007 to present), Board Member (2014 to present)
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Past President (1999 to 2000) and Board member (1985 to 2001; 2014 to present), Secretary (2014 to present)
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, President (2011 to 2014); Board Member (2008 to 2015)
South Tegner Street Redevelopment Committee, Wickenburg, AZ (2014)
University Club of Phoenix, Past President (1994 and 1995), Board Member (1992-1996)
Wickenburg Rotary Club, Past President (1994 and 1995) and Board Member (1993-1996), Member (1988 to present)
Wickenburg Town Manager Selection Panel (2017)