Geoffrey B. Kehlmann



Geoff Kehlmann has a background in writing for all sorts of legal audiences, but his greatest skill lies in appellate advocacy.

Geoff joined GMSR after serving as a judicial law clerk for two years at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From that invaluable opportunity to work behind the bench, Geoff learned how appellate judges think and what makes for top-notch appellate briefing and oral advocacy.

Before clerking, Geoff was a litigation associate at a major commercial law firm in Los Angeles. There, he drafted dispositive motions on a variety of subject matters, including employment disputes, libel, and civil procedure. He also successfully petitioned the President of the United States for executive clemency on behalf of a pro bono client.

When he isn’t practicing law, Geoff enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his family. He also engages in volunteer work in several capacities, including as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and as Vice-Chair of the Young Professionals Associate Board at Shelter Partnership, which advocates to reduce homelessness through program design, policy analysis, and resource development.

Professional Associations

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
California Lawyers Association (CLA) - Litigation Section
Association of Business Trial Lawyers