BLAU | KEANE LAW GROUP, P.C.

Who We Are

Meet the team.

 

Attorneys

 
 

Partner

David S. Blau

David S. Blau is the founding partner of the firm. Mr. Blau graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1989, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1993. Mr. Blau has extensive transactional and litigation experience in various areas of law, including entertainment, intellectual property, insurance coverage, corporate and business formation, development and compliance, construction, employment, premises liability and personal injury. Mr. Blau is licensed to practice in the federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout California, and has engaged in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial.

Mr. Blau is a member of the State Bar of California, ASCAP, and the American Federation of Musicians. Mr. Blau is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Mesmer, Inc., a music production and artist management company, and is the Manager of CLDMJA, LLC, a real estate holding group.

 

Education

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1993

UCLA UNIVERSITY
B.A., Psychology, 1989

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California, Member
• ASCAP, Member
• American Federation of Musicians

Bar Admissions

• California

 

 
 

Partner

Josh I. Keane

Josh I. Keane is a partner at the firm. Mr. Keane graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Law & Society from the University of Southern California in 1993 and a Juris Doctorate from Whittier School of Law in 1997. Mr. Keane has experience in the areas of real estate, construction, insurance coverage and defense, homeowners association matters, corporate compliance, toxic torts, entertainment, intellectual property and general business litigation. Mr. Keane is licensed to practice in the federal and state courts throughout California and Arizona as well as state courts throughout Texas.

Mr. Keane has earned recognition from his peers as a "Rising Star" attorney as showcased in Los Angeles Magazine for the years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Mr. Keane has also presented seminars to various business professionals, insurance companies, law firms, contractors and third party administrators on topics such as corporate compliance and risk reduction, mold/toxic tort litigation, construction defect actions, insurance coverage and homeowner association matters. Mr. Keane is a member of the State Bars of California, Arizona, Texas and Washington.

 

Education

WHITTIER SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1997

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
B.A., Political Science, 1993

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California, Member
• State Bar of Arizona, Member
• State Bar of Texas, Member
• State Bar of Washington, Member

Bar Admissions

•California
•Arizona
•Texas
•Washington

 

 
 

OF COUNSEL

Angela J. Armitage

Angela J. Armitage is a senior associate of the firm. Ms. Armitage graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1990, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1994. Ms. Armitage has extensive litigation experience in various areas of law, including medical malpractice, elder abuse, employment, serious personal injury and general negligence, and has conducted numerous jury trials.

Ms. Armitage has also presented seminars to various business professionals, insurance companies, and third party administrators on topics such as sexual harassment, employment litigation, and defending elder abuse and medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Armitage is licensed to practice in state and federal courts throughout California and is a member of the State Bar of California.

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California, Member

Bar Admissions

•California

Education

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1994

UCLA UNIVERSITY
B.A., Psychology, 1990

 
 

 
 

oF cOUNSEL

Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson is of counsel at the firm. Mr. Nelson graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Boston University in 1983 and a Juris Doctorate from Emory School of Law in 1987. He is licensed to practice in the federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout California, and has engaged in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial.

Mr. Nelson has extensive transactional and litigation experience in various areas of law, including insurance coverage, construction, and personal injury. He recently served as lead counsel in a subrogation trial which resulted in a $2M verdict in his client's favor. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Writers Guild of America, and the California Appellate Project, which provides legal services to indigent state prisoners.

 

Education

EMORY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1987

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
B.S., Communications, 1983

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California, Member
• Writers Guild of America, Member
• California Appellate Project, Member

Bar Admissions

• California

 

 
 
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Associate

Amanda Stewart

Amanda M. Stewart is an associate with the firm.  Ms. Stewart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2005, and a Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2008.  Ms. Stewart has experience in the areas of insurance coverage and defense, and construction.  Ms. Stewart is licensed to practice in the federal and state courts throughout Nevada, as well as the state courts throughout California.

Ms. Stewart has earned recognition from her peers as one of the “Legal Elite” attorneys as showcased in the Nevada Business Magazine in 2013.  Ms. Stewart is a member of the State Bars of California and Nevada.

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California, Member
• State Bar of Nevada, Member

Bar Admissions

• California
• Nevada

Education

WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2008

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
B.S., English, 2005

 
 

 
 
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Associate

Jamie M. Kurtz

Jamie M. Kurtz is an associate with the firm. Ms. Kurtz is a member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from University of Southern California in 2004.

Ms. Kurtz has extensive litigation experience in various areas of law including intellectual property, business litigation, personal injury and wrongful death cases. In 2013 and 2014, Ms. Kurtz was selected as a Rising Star in the Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California, Member

Bar Admissions

• California

Education

SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
B.A., Psychology, 2004