Richard B. Keeton
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Toll Free: 800.439.1112
Phone: 253.620.1500
Fax: 253.572.3052

920 Fawcett Avenue
PO Box 1657
Tacoma, Washington 98401

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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Speaker: Case Law Update & Local Practice Tips: Term Law Clerk Discussion of Recent Ninth Circuit Cases and a Cheat Sheet for Your Local Procedural Questions, King County Bar Association, 2018


  • An Uber Dilemma: The Conflict Between the Seattle Rideshare Ordinance, the NLRA, and For-Hire Driver Worker Classification, Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 52 (2017)
  • Balancing Testamentary Incapacity and Undue Influence: How to Handle Will Contests of Testators With Diminishing Capacity, South Texas Law Review, Vol. 57 (2015)
  • Guaranteed to Work or It's Free!: The Evolution of Student Loan Discharge in Bankruptcy and the Ningth Circuit's Ruling in Hedlund v. Educational Resources Institute, Inc., American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 89 (2015)

Richard B. Keeton


Practice Areas

Employment law, creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, and general business

Admitted to Practice In

  • All Washington Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Western and Eastern Districts of Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., 2016
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Texas Tech University, M.P.A., 2015
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association (Board Member, Board of Bar Examiners, 2017-present)

Professional Activities

  • Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Christopher M. Alston, Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington, 2016-2018
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Brian D. Lynch, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington, 2016
  • Law Clerk, Disability Rights Texas, 2014
  • Editor in Chief, Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal (Texas Tech University), 2013-2015
  • Member, Board of Barristers (Texas Tech University), 2014-2015

Special Recognition

  • Inducted into the National Order of Scribes for Excellence in Legal Writing, 2015
  • National Finalist in the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, 2015
  • Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research (Texas Tech University), 2014
  • Top Grade Award for Highest Achievement in Legal Practice II (Texas Tech University), 2013