Jesse Gessin has tried close to 30 jury trials to verdict as lead or co-lead counsel, teaches trial advocacy at UC Irvine School of Law, and lectures on trial strategy and techniques throughout the United States. After joining KA, Jesse immediately became an integral member of the trial team that won a rare defense class action jury verdict in downtown Los Angeles for KA’s client MassMutual Life Insurance Co. The case is recognized as one of the Top Defense Verdicts in California for 2018 by California’s leading legal publication (The Daily Journal) and one of the Top 10 Defense Verdicts in the Country by the only national courtroom television network (Courtroom View Network). In October 2018 Jesse jumped in as lead counsel just a few months before trial on a complex trusts and estates case representing a 93-year-old client; after a five-week jury trial Jesse won an extraordinary multi-million dollar constructive fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice verdict against the man’s lawyers. The verdict is one of the most sizeable legal malpractice jury verdicts in California in the past five years. Jesse’s appellate expertise is almost as impressive as his skill in trial. He has drafted fifteen briefs and argued the underlying cases in the Court of Appeals, with excellent results. Two of his victories resulted in opinions that have been heavily cited by other courts. Jesse is a prolific writer who has recently written articles for The Nevada Law Review, Orange County Business Journal, and other legal publications. Jesse focuses on trials of all types. Before joining Keller/Anderle, he was an attorney in two different federal public defender offices, most recently in the Central District of California. Before that, he practiced civil litigation, was an extern for the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division, and during college served an internship in The White House.