Thomas F. Keating Jr.

Thomas F. Keating Jr.

San Rafael, California

Tom Keating specializes primarily in the representation of accident victims and their loved ones. He prides himself in working personally with each of his clients to obtain the best possible result on their behalf. Tom has traveled to 10 Northern California counties to try cases for his clients. He is experienced in representing people who have been injured in auto accidents, vehicle-pedestrian collisions, big rig accidents, slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, and as a result of false arrests and elder abuse. His experience includes the handling of all types of serious injuries, including brain injury, wrongful death, and serious back injuries and knee injuries. For more information about Tom, click on Personal Injury.

Tom has participated in the Master's in Trial for the American Board of Trial Advocates on a number of occasions in order to teach winning trial strategies to other lawyers. He has also participated as a speaker at seminars presented by the California Association of Consumer Attorneys from which he has received recognition for his extraordinary dedication, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Defense Counsel, The Rutter Group, and the National Business Institute.

Tom has served as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore at the request of the Marin and San Francisco Superior Courts and has testified before the California State Legislature on various issues affecting the courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected Northern California Super Lawyer as one of the top 5% of lawyers
  • Listed as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers in Marin County
  • Highest Possible Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ AV® Preeminent
  • California Association of Consumer Attorneys, Recognition for Extraordinary Dedication
  • Award of Appreciation, California Defense Counsel, 1996
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • President's Award for Distinguished Service, Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, 1998
  • Defense Research Institute, Exceptional Performance Citation, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1986
  • California Defense Counsel, President, 2000
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, President, 1995
  • Richard Sangster American Inn of Court, Master