Meet your team

Meet Hess-Verdon & Associates, PLC.

Our firm is dedicated to providing effective, experienced counsel emphasizing the client’s objectives, and offering innovative and cost-effective strategies and solutions..

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Jillyn Hess-Verdon

Managing Partner

Ms. Verdon’s commitment to the highest level of legal expertise and knowledge while providing personal service to her clients has caused the firm to grow into one of Southern California’s leading law firms

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Keith Van Dyke

Senior Litigation Attorney

Mr. Van Dyke is a Partner with the firm and has extensive trial experience having practiced in litigation for over 33 years. He also has extensive experience in handling arbitrations, mediations, law and motion, discovery and all areas of trial preparation.

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James R. Cunningham

Attorney

Mr. Cunningham has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, tax, business planning, probate, and trust administration. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in tax.

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R. Kurt Ketchum

Attorney

Mr. Ketchum has considerable experience advising clients in all areas of estate planning and trust administration, including wills and trusts, fiduciary responsibilities and trust administration. He also serves as general counsel to many of his clients’ closely held businesses, where he advises them in entity structuring and formation, corporate governance and a wide variety of transactions for all business types, including corporations, LLCs, and partnerships.

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Brice K Nakamura

Litigation Attorney

Mr. Nakamura brings a wealth of Civil litigation, Taxation, and Real Estate law experience to Hess-Verdon & Associates. 

During his pursuit of his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Nakamura was privileged to represent the Internal Revenue Service before the Federal Tax Court in San Francisco, California, where he earned an honors distinction.  Mr. Nakamura later honed his analytical skills by obtaining an advanced legal degree in Taxation.

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