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“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

I am a problem solver who happens to be a lawyer. 

Whether representing companies or individuals, in civil or criminal matters, I begin every relationship by asking the same three questions: (1) what are the issues my client is facing (legal and otherwise); (2) what are my client’s primary concerns and strategic goals; (3) how can I help my client achieve their desired resolution as efficiently as possible? In some cases, resolution can only be achieved through aggressive litigation tactics, while other cases require a more subtle touch – and, of course, most cases require a little of both. Having tried seven cases in various forums, four as lead counsel, I know how to help my clients avoid litigation, set their cases up for a successful pretrial resolution, or win at trial.

During my 15 years of practice, I have advised on, litigated, and tried all manner of commercial disputes, while specializing in contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation, data privacy, unfair competition, and legal malpractice. I have trial experience in both federal and state court (including five jury trials), as well as binding arbitration.

I maintain a robust pro bono practice, primarily representing wrongfully convicted prisoners in habeas corpus proceedings, individuals whose civil rights have been violated, and criminal defendants. I am also on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.

But what I enjoy most about my practice is guiding my clients through difficult situations and helping them obtain the best possible result. I look at every case with fresh eyes, while also drawing upon my deep reservoir of experience. Because that’s what problem solvers do.

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

I am a problem solver who happens to be a lawyer. 

Whether representing companies or individuals, in civil or criminal matters, I begin every relationship by asking the same three questions: (1) what are the issues my client is facing (legal and otherwise); (2) what are my client’s primary concerns and strategic goals; (3) how can I help my client achieve their desired resolution as efficiently as possible? In some cases, resolution can only be achieved through aggressive litigation tactics, while other cases require a more subtle touch – and, of course, most cases require a little of both. Having tried seven cases in various forums, four as lead counsel, I know how to help my clients avoid litigation, set their cases up for a successful pretrial resolution, or win at trial.

During my 15 years of practice, I have advised on, litigated, and tried all manner of commercial disputes, while specializing in contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation, data privacy, unfair competition, and legal malpractice. I have trial experience in both federal and state court (including five jury trials), as well as binding arbitration.

I maintain a robust pro bono practice, primarily representing wrongfully convicted prisoners in habeas corpus proceedings, individuals whose civil rights have been violated, and criminal defendants. I am also on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.

But what I enjoy most about my practice is guiding my clients through difficult situations and helping them obtain the best possible result. I look at every case with fresh eyes, while also drawing upon my deep reservoir of experience. Because that’s what problem solvers do.

Fed Court Boot Camp Conference: How to Practice in Federal Court

05/08/2015

Khari Tillery and his fellow faculty members will cover everything from complaints to discovery to case management conferences, motion writing and tricks, trial prep, and trial techniques. Read more

Walk the Walk - Diversity Within the Legal Profession

01/28/2015

Khari Tiller will moderate a CMCP discussion of Walk the Walk, a film about the ongoing challenges of diversity within the legal profession. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Elevates Three Attorneys to Partner

12/15/2014

We are pleased to announce the elevation of Simona Agnolucci, Sharif Jacob and Khari Tillery to partner. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Claim Order Nixes Part Of Prolifiq Patents As Indefinite

08/08/2014

Gene Paige, Christa Anderson and their KVN team convinced a federal judge to invalidate patents as indefinite because they do not provide information about what falls outside the claims. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Jury Verdict for Paramedics Plus

06/28/2013

Christa Anderson and her team's jury verdict helps Paramedics Plus retain their emergency transportation contract in Alameda County. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Unanimous Jury Verdict, Preserves Healthy Competition in California

06/21/2013

The case concerned California’s Predatory Pricing Statute (Business & Professions Code § 17043). Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Pro Bono Discrimination Case on Behalf of Sikh Federal Employees

10/20/2009

Sikhs now allowed to serve as federal security officers with articles of faith intact. Read more

  • "Federal Court Boot Camp," Pincus Professional Education, May 2015
  • "Walk the Walk - Diversity Within the Legal Profession," California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), Jan 2015