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Robert E. Keeshan, Attorney in Topeka

Born
  • Topeka, Kansas; June 18, 1950
Admitted to Bar
  • 1975, Kansas
Education
  • Washburn University, B.A. cum laude
  • Member, Debate Team 1968-1972
  • Participant, National Debate Tournament 1972
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi  Kappa Delta
  • Washburn University Law School, Juris Doctorate with Honors, 1975
  • Washburn University of Topeka (B.S., 1972; J.D., 1975)
  • Recipient, Goodell Award, 1973; 1974
Adjunct Professor
  • Washburn University School of Law, 1982
Memberships
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1983-88)
Contact Information
Justice scale
 Law School Activities
  • Member, National Moot Court Team 1974, 1975,
  • Member, International Moot Court Team 1974, 1975
  • Moot Court Council 1973-1975
  • President Moot Court Council 1973-1974
  • Phi  Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Interfraternity Bar Review Representative 1974, 1975
  • Kansas Legal Research Board 1973-1975
  • Order of the Barrister
  • Advocates Club
  • Washburn Legal Clinic

Law School Awards
    
Freshman
  • International Moot Court Team
  • First in Regional Competition
  • Fifth in National Competition in Washington, D.C.
  • World Peace Through Law Conference, Abidijan, Ivory Coast
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Scholarship Award
Junior
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Goodell Award for Best Washburn Oralist
  • International Moot Court Team, Second in Regional Competition
  • Second Speaker Award Regional Competition
  • Michaud, Cramer, Syrios
  • Post Scholarship Award
Senior
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Goodell Award for Best Washburn Oralist
  • Second in Regional Competition
  • Ninth in National Competition in New York
  • Brief took Third Place in National Competition
   
Practicing Courts
  • Kansas Supreme Court and District Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of  Kansas
  • Tenth  Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal  Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Legal Work Experience

  • Research attorney – Justice Schroeder, Kansas Supreme Court, May 1975 to July 1977
  • Scott, Quinlan & Hecht, 3301 Van Buren, Topeka, Kansas, 785-267-0040, July 1977 to October 1983
  • Peterson & Keeshan, 1206 W. 10th, Topeka, Kansas (formerly Hamilton, Peterson, Tipton & Keeshan), October 1983 to December 2005
  • Scott, Quinlan, Willard, Barnes & Keeshan, 3301 Van Buren, Topeka, Kansas, January 2006 to present
Publications
  • “Parental Rights in Child Custody Disputes involving Third Parties” in 2 J.K.T.L.A. No.  2, 9, 12 (1978)
  • “Domestic  Relations Obligations in Bankruptcy,” 2 J.K.T.L.A. No. 7, 13, 14 (1979)