Partner – Deceased

Mr. Burkley was the founding partner of Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP. A graduate of the Harvard Law School, Mr. Burkley had a long and distinguished career and was renowned as one of the top trust and probate litigators in Southern California. Mr. Burkley was an expert in corporate law, real estate law, succession and estate planning, and probate and trust litigation, in a career which spanned over five decades.

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Bruce R. Brandlin has been licensed to practice law in California since 1979 and holds an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Brandlin has investigated and handled more than ten thousand customer and employee accidents in the past 25 years, while being the attorney of record for more than 400 litigated cases.

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Brian R. Brandlin has earned the Super Lawyers distinction seven times and has also been designated as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Brandlin is also a frequent lecturer and published author on estate planning and probate matters.

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Deborah Keesey’s experience stems from an early civil litigation practice in Hawaii after graduating from Cornell Law School. Ms. Keesey serves in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Probate Volunteer Panel and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trusts & Estates Executive Committee.

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Mark E. Swatik has earned the honorable distinction of Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law under the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Swatik also has an extensive background that includes service in the Hawthorne Police Dept. as a Police Sergeant and is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.

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Christopher P. Brandon has been licensed to practice law in California since 2011 and holds an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Brandlin not only practices in numerous areas of law but he is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and currently services as the General Counsel for Buy-Low Market, Inc., a grocery business based out of Orange County.

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OUR COMMITMENT

We are proud of our reputation among the South Bay and Southern California communities. Protecting your best interests is our top priority, and you can count on our entire legal team for the support and resources needed to achieve efficient and effective solutions. Our collaboration with one another offers the benefits of a small firm along with the valuable experience that you may see at a larger practice. Our attorneys provide close communication so that you have confidence in your legal representation. We are committed to earning your trust.

OUR COMMITMENT

We are proud of our reputation among the South Bay and Southern California communities. Protecting your best interests is our top priority, and you can count on our entire legal team for the support and resources needed to achieve efficient and effective solutions. Our collaboration with one another offers the benefits of a small firm along with the valuable experience that you may see at a larger practice. Our attorneys provide close communication so that you have confidence in your legal representation. We are committed to earning your trust.

AWARDS & HONORS

DISTINGUISHED SPECIALIZATION

It’s important to have knowledge and expertise you can count on. At BBSK, we are proud to have attorneys who are certified as Legal Specialists by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law, a certification and distinction awarded to less than 1% of all California attorneys.

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

TRUSTED REPUTATION

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. This designation is the product of our commitment to excellence in communication skills, legal knowledge and ethics.

HIGHLY RATED

The attorneys at BBSK have consistently received the annual Avvo Client’s Choice Award for exceptional ratings in professionalism and client satisfaction. This distinction reflects the overall experience our clients have when retaining our services, as well as how often we are recommended to others by our clients.

VOTED BEST TRUST ATTORNEY

Easy Reader newsweekly recognizes outstanding establishments in the South Bay community, from Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach. In their “Best of the Beach” magazine, which circulates 45,000 households, BBSK Law was voted Best Trust Attorney. We are so grateful to the local residents for this honor.

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