Meet Keith D. Koeller

Keith D. Koeller

Retired Partner

In 1986, Keith Koeller founded Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP focusing on the representation of developers and general contractors in residential and commercial construction litigation.  Over the years, he has had the privilege of handling many extremely complex and interesting cases, while guiding the expansion of the firm, which now includes over 80 attorneys, over 200 employees, with offices in California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, and Texas.

In high school and college, Keith had an interest in both the law and business.  Fortunately, he has been blessed with the opportunity to pursue both.  As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Southern California, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude and continued on to graduate from Loyola Law School, with his J.D.

At the helm of the firm, he has led KNCH and the success of the firm with his exemplary display of the ethics of hard work, faith, honesty, and fairness.  These values have governed his journey and Keith is thankful for all of those he has had an opportunity to grow with along the way.

Keith and his wife have raised five children and established deep roots in the community.  They have served their church, coached numerous youth athletic teams, and enjoyed countless opportunities to serve others.

In 2021 Keith retired from the firm to become a fulltime mediator, arbitrator and special master at JAMS.  He is most thankful for the successful succession of leadership and client representation responsibilities to so many talented partners, which he has had the privilege of watching grow into leaders and attorneys of great integrity and character.

  • Orange County Bar Association, past Chair of Construction Law Section
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Past Chair of Orange County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • 2009-2019 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Recipient of Larry Syhre Commitment to Service Award 2003, West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference
  • Recipient of the Judge Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence 2009, West Coast Casualty Seminar
  • Expert witness in construction and insurance matters
  • Selected Mediator for construction and insurance matters

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Education
  • University of Southern California, 1978. B.A. Political Science, Magna Cum Laude
  • Loyola Law School, 1981, J.D.
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court