About Us


Firm Profile

Schlichter, Shonack & Keeton, LLP is a law firm dedicated to providing the highest caliber of legal representation at reasonable rates to its corporate, business and individual clients. We vigorously represent our clients in California’s state and federal courts throughout all phases of litigation, including trial and appeal.

Strategy and Success
Businesses often need to be proactive to be effective in the legal arena, and they almost always need to be aggressive. Schlichter, Shonack & Keeton, LLP takes pride in its ability to prosecute legal actions as well as it defends against them. While we specialize in defending liability or contract lawsuits, we frequently represent our business clients as plaintiffs for collections, breach of contract and malicious prosecution.

We obtained a $3.05 million result for our client in Smith v. Orange Blossom Lines, Inc. which was the largest individual defamation verdict in the state that year, and we recently prevailed in a class action lawsuit against the County of Los Angeles.

Our undefeated appellate practice has expanded recently with several significant cases settling on appeal after the opposition received the firm’s appellate briefs.

We represent a wide variety of business and corporate clients throughout California and around the world, including companies in insurance, retail sales, manufacturing, Internet and new media, banking and finance, real estate development, entertainment, health care and professional and industrial services.

Our clients include CarMax Auto Superstores; Healthcare Communications Group; Car Financial Services, Inc.; Circuit City Stores, Inc.; GLE Associates, Inc.; UBS; Tutima USA, Inc.; United Advantage, Inc.; BGO Inc.; and Travelers Property Casualty.

Fees and Billing
Schlichter, Shonack & Keeton, LLP works creatively with each client to provide a competitive and, when possible, predictable method of determining legal fees. Unlike many other law firms, we routinely waive costs and expenses — mileage, fax, telephone, and routine photocopy charges. We believe that these costs are overhead that our clients shouldn’t have to pay. Certain services are offered on a flat-fee basis, others on a cost-and-profit sharing basis, as appropriate to the circumstances and within the boundaries of legal ethics.

Location and Growth
Our South Bay location is a reflection of the firm itself — accessible yet economical, professional, and business-friendly. The firm doubled in size in its first two years and remains committed to growth through high quality legal work.