Geoffrey B. Kehlmann



Geoff joined GMSR after serving as a judicial law clerk for two years at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he clerked for the Honorable Harry Pregerson. 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.

Geoff received his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he ranked first in his graduating class. He is now an adjunct professor at Loyola, teaching Appellate Advocacy. He also coaches students on Loyola’s appellate moot court teams.

When he isn’t practicing or teaching 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 Chair of the Young Professionals Associate Board at Shelter Partnership, which advocates to reduce homelessness through program design, policy analysis, and resource development.

High Impact Wins


3500 Sepulveda, LLC v. Macy's West Stores, Inc. (9th Cir. 2020) 980F.3d1317

In published opinion, Ninth Circuit revives building owners’ easement complaint previously dismissed on summary judgment

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Speaking and Involvement

MAXIM-izing Results in Any Insurance Case: How to Use the Maxims of Jurisprudence to Persuade, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

Professional Associations

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
California Lawyers Association (CLA), Litigation Section
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Beverly Hills Bar Association