Andrew R. Keats, Esq.
Andrew Keats is a staff attorney at Juvenile Law Center, where his work currently focuses on addressing economic justice and equity in the juvenile justice system through litigation, amicus and policy advocacy efforts. Before joining Juvenile Law Center Keats was a litigation associate with Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles and New York, where he litigated a broad range of complex commercial disputes as well as securities, class action, bankruptcy, and real estate matters on behalf of individual and corporate clients in state and federal courts across the country.
While at Gibson Dunn Keats maintained an active pro bono practice that included immigration and asylum litigation and capital habeas work. Notably, Keats spent over ten years representing former Alabama State Trooper, George Martin, in successfully overturning his 2000 conviction and death sentence for the death of his wife in 1995, after proving the State of Alabama had withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense at trial. Despite the Mobile Circuit Court and Court of Criminal Appeals agreeing to dismiss the underlying indictment for the State’s misconduct, the Alabama Supreme Court overturned the dismissal and Mr. Martin is scheduled to be retried in 2019.
Keats graduated Order of the Coif from the USC Gould School of Law where he was a member of the Southern California Law Review. Keats holds a B.A. in Political Science, with a focus on International Security, from Duke University.