The Growers

Dick Keenan and Kathy McNamara

Dick Keenan and his wife, Kathy McNamara, own the Kick Ranch vineyard near Santa Rosa, California.

In 2008, Dick retired from 31 years of active trial practice. He practiced 28 years with the San Francisco law firm of Folger Levin & Kahn in San Francisco. Dick represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters and was admitted to appear before courts in California and many other jurisdictions.

In January 2011, Dick opened the offices of Keenan Mediation to provide mediation services for the wine industry. As a wine grape grower, small winery owner and lawyer with 30 years of litigation experience. Dick Keenan brings a unique experience and perspective to the mediation of disputes among growers, wineries and businesses involved in the wine industry.

Dick received his J.D. from Yale Law School inĀ 1977. He served as a law clerk for Judge William W Schwarzer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Dick received a B. B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1974, where he majored in accounting.

Dick and Kathy live in San Francisco, though during the growing season he is often at Kick Ranch or can be spotted on Highway 101 headed back or forth.

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