Katherine G. McKeon

Katherine G. McKeon

Los Angeles, California

Katherine G. McKeon, Associate at Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise, represents trustees, beneficiaries, institutional clients and individuals in trusts and estates litigation and probate disputes.

Her recent matters include representation of a trustee of a sizeable trust who has been involved in multiple lawsuits brought by the trust beneficiaries, including disputes regarding distribution of the trust’s assets and a petition to modify and terminate the trust.  In another matter, Ms. McKeon represented a trustee on appeal regarding a complex trust dispute involving claims of interpretation, execution and powers to amend, revoke and breach of fiduciary duties.  Ms. McKeon also represented a group of disinherited family members who brought claims of lack of capacity and undue influence against the Trustee.  After extensive discovery, Ms. McKeon obtained a favorable settlement for her clients.  In addition, she represents a group of beneficiaries in an action against the trustee of their father's estate, regarding the distribution of improperly held income.

Ms. McKeon received her J.D., cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009, where she was a Contributing Editor of the Michigan Law Review and an Associate Editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. While in law school, she received Certificates of Merit in Legal Ethics and Torts. Prior to obtaining her law degree, she received her B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California in 2006, where she was a Trustee Scholar and member of the Thematic Option Honors Writing Program. Prior to joining Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise, Ms. McKeon was a litigation associate at Irell & Manella LLP, where she handled complex commercial litigation and patent litigation matters in a variety of state and federal courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts and Estates Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. Federal Courts


  • University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 2009
    • Honors: Certificates of Merit in Legal Ethics and Torts
    • Law Review: Michigan Law Review, Contributing Editor
    • Law Review: Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Associate Editor
  • University of Southern California
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 2006
    • Honors: Trustee Scholar
    • Honors: Member of the Thematic Option Honors Writing Program
    • Major: Biomedical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2015 - 2017
  • Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women List - Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars

Past Employment Positions

  • Irell & Manella LLP, Litigation Associate