Alan J. Kessel is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Orange County office. Mr. Kessel focuses his practice on complex litigation and trial work for a wide variety of publicly traded and privately held national and regional companies spanning multiple industries, including financial institutions, commercial and residential real estate developers, technology companies, health care plans, manufacturers and distributors in federal and state courts throughout the country.
In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Kessel has successfully argued numerous appeals in federal and state courts, including a landmark, unanimous decision published by the California Court of Appeal. Mr. Kessel also regularly provides preventive litigation and risk management services to a broad array of clients.
Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Kessel was a partner at Baker & Hostetler.
Mr. Kessel is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list and has been honored by various publications, including Forbes magazine. He has authored several articles on a number of legal and non-legal topics and has been a speaker and presenter at trial practice seminars.