David Keesling is a National Partner at the Federal Practice Group. A Marine veteran, he is widely regarded as one of the most aggressive and accomplished civil litigators in the Nation built over twenty years of courtroom experience. Mr. Keesling's expertise is on conflict resolution and problem-solving ranging from transactional disputes to appellate Constitutional questions. Mr. Keesling prides himself on building long term relationships with his clients and helping them through the gauntlet of personal and professional legal issues that arise over one's lifetime.
The focus of Mr. Keesling's practice is concentrated on complex commercial litigation across industry sectors nationwide before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. Keesling international experience is critical to the firm’s burgeoning cross-border practice. He represents a cross-section of clients including individuals; professionals; small and large businesses; entrepreneurs; employers/employees; shareholders; investors; non-profit organizations; and middle market and nationally recognized companies.
In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Mr. Keesling is a court-certified mediator, experienced in mediating complex civil matters and UNCITRAL arbitrations involving contract disputes involving the United Nations. In 2020, Mr. Keesling was selected to serve the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma as a Federal Adjunct Settlement Judge.
Mr. Keesling is a graduate of the Missouri State Hill University and University of Tulsa College of Law. He is also a Court-Certified Mediator.
David Keesling's representative experience knows no boundaries handling cases in federal and state courts in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as international matters in Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan and the Republic of Mali.