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Keith Van Dyke

096 HVKeith Van Dyke, Senior Litigation Attorney

Mr. Van Dyke has extensive trial experience having practiced in litigation for over 32 years. He also has extensive experience in handling arbitrations, mediations, law and motion, discovery and all areas of trial preparation. He practices Probate andcivil litigation in both State and Federal Courts. He has tried numerous high value cases to successful conclusions by tenaciously representing his client interests. He is highly proficient at achieving positive results for his clients through the litigation process.


Juris Doctor, Pepperdine Law School, (1986) cum laude.
Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of California, Los Angles (1982)


California State Bar- 1986

United States District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, 1986

Member of the Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section


Areas of Practice:

Mr. Van Dyke has represented individual and business clients in wide variety of Estate and Trust related disputes includingbreaches of fiduciary duty,breach of contract, trade secrets, mortgage lending, easements, construction, landlord tenant and unfair business practices. In addition he represents individuals, private professionals and entities in their capacities as trustees and personal representatives, in contested Court proceedings, including accountings, will and trust contests, petitions for removal trustees and other litigated trust matters.

Client Quotes

  • Leslie Foote "Up to date knowledge, always responsive, friendly."
  • Beverly Toy "Jill is very knowledgeable and practical Glad we found her."
  • Dirmali Botejue "Easy access to advice and excellent knowledge on the subject."
  • Don Sheridan "Honesty, dedication and knowledge. You are truly amazing."
  • Judy Michael " Your unbelievable knowledge and caring for your clients."
  • Joan McCauley "Personal attention."
  • David Young "Appreciate your follow-up."
  • Dietrich Buss "The expertise on living trusts."
  • Ken Batinovich "Clear, knowledgeable, pleasing presentation."
  • Robert & Kay Johnson "Individual personal services from Jillyn and the staff."
  • Verna H. Dougherty "Very thorough. Great advice and information."
  • Paula Zintl "Good information about our specific issues with disabled children."
  • Doreen Kaller "Straight forward information and professional treatment."
  • Josie Togle "The expertise, knowledgeable, and personable."
  • Annette Batinovich "You! You are the BEST. You posses a practical expertise."
  • Edward & Susan Conway "You know the answers to help us."
  • Don Knapp "Always up to date in these fast paced and volatile times."
  • Carol Netta "Jillyn's knowledge. Always does a terrific job of explaining everything."
  • Winona Walton "Thorough and straight forward approach."
  • Ken Carr "Your sincere honesty makes me feel good! 5 stars!"
  • Joan Karr "The feelings of being comfortable with having your firm prepare our trust."
  • Gerald McClellan "Personal interest."
  • Nancy Christian "Friendly, competent, complete, trustworthy."
  • Andrew F. Washington "The personalized living trust."
  • Cynthia Carson "Personal aspect Listening skills and her responding to my needs."
  • Maureen Turk "Knowledge & accessibility."
  • Ron Spink Value your perspective on how personal goals can be met."
  • Bill LaFave "Professional and knowledgeable."
  • Lynne Spink "Up to date information and easily understood explanation."
  • Lee Hobbs "Trust in ability and competence."

Hess-Verdon & Associates
A Professional Law Corp.
(949) 706-7300 FAX (949) 706-7373