John N. Keller | David S. Keller | Tracy J. Ross | David C. Cleaver | J. Edward Beck, Jr.




John N. Keller

Attorney
jkeller@kkfb.com

John’s law practice is concentrated in representing people with personal injury, death, and accident claims; insurance defense; employment defense; and general civil litigation cases. He frequently serves as a mediator or an arbitrator in resolving cases outside the court system, and he has lectured for Continuing Legal Education programs on various litigation topics.

Education

    J.D., 1977
    Villanova University School of Law

    B.A., 1974
    Gettysburg College, Sociology

Areas of Practice

    Accident Cases
    Personal Injury and Death Cases
    Insurance Defense
    Employment Defense
    Civil Litigation
    Alternative Dispute Resolution

Admissions

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Franklin County Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice
    Pennsylvania Defense Institute
    American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

    Board of Directors, Waynesboro Industrial Development Corporation
    School Director, Waynesboro Area School District (1995-1999)
    Past President, Franklin-Fulton County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Advisory Board
    Past President and Chairperson, United Way of the Greater Waynesboro Area

Experience

    President, Franklin County Bar Association (2010)
    President, Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers (1999-2000)
    Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (1994-2001)
    Assistant District Attorney, Franklin County (1979-1981)

Certification by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accredited Agency

    Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy



David S. Keller

Attorney
dkeller@kkfb.com

Dave’s practice is concentrated in criminal defense and general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Education

    J.D., 1979
    Dickinson School of Law

    B.A., 1976
    Bucknell University, English

Areas of Practice

    Criminal Defense
    Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
    General Civil Litigation

Admissions

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
    United States Supreme Court

Honors

    Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense (2004, 2005)
    Awarded the 2012 Client Distinction Award, Martindale Hubbell®

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Franklin County Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice
    Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

    President, Board of Directors, Women in Need Victim Services
    Franklin/Fulton County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program
    Medic II Advanced Life Support
    Franklin County Legal Services

Certification by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accredited Agency

    Certified Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy



Tracy J. Ross

Attorney
tross@kkfb.com

Tracy was recently admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania after graduating from Penn State Dickinson School of Law, where she was an editor of the Penn State Law Review. Tracy practices general law with an emphasis in litigation.

Education

    J.D., 2010
    Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
    Penn State Law Review, Comments Editor

    B.A., 2007
    Virginia Tech, International Studies, World Politics and Policy

Areas of Practice

    General Litigation
    Criminal Defense
    Personal Injury Claims
    Wills and Estates

Admissions

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Franklin County Bar Association

Experience

    Certified Advocate, Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy
    IOLTA Fellowship, YWCA Domestic Violence Legal Center (2008)

Publications

    A Test of Democracy: Ethiopia’s Mass Media and Freedom of Information Proclamation, 114 PENN ST. L. REV. 1047



David C. Cleaver

Of Counsel
law@kkfb.com

Dave serves as counsel to Keller, Keller and Beck, LLC in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration, and Real Estate. Dave is currently an adjunct professor at Penn State Dickinson School of Law and has authored several books about probate and estate law.

Education

    J.D., 1967
    Dickinson School of Law
    Dickinson Law Review, Editor

    B.A., 1964
    University of North Carolina

Areas of Practice

    Wills and Estates
    Trusts
    Real Estate

Admissions

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
    United States District Court, District of Maryland
    United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Experience

    Adjunct Professor, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
    State Solicitor, PA State Association of Register of Wills and Clerks of Orphans Courts

Publications

    CASES AND MATERIALS ON WILLS AND DECEDENTS ESTATES, 1976

    PENNSYLVANIA PROBATE PRACTICE, WITH FORMS, Harrison Publishing Co. (1st ed. 1983; 2nd ed. 1993; 3rd ed. 2000)

    WEST’S PENNSYLVANIA PRACTICE SERIES: Pennsylvania Probate and Estate Administration, Vols. 19, 19A



J. Edward Beck, Jr.

Attorney
ebeck@kkfb.com

Ed’s law practice is concentrated in two broad areas: wills, estates and elder law planning, and small business law, including buying, selling, and dispute resolution. He has lectured for both Continuing Legal and Medical Education on a variety of topics.

Education

    J.D., 1972
    Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University

    M.B.A., 1980
    Mount Saint Mary’s University

    B.A., 1969
    Dickinson College, History

Areas of Practice

    Business and Corporate Law
    Wills and Estates
    Estate Administration
    Elder Law

Admissions

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Franklin County Bar Association

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

    Former Chairman, Summit Health Board of Directors (1995-present)
    Chair, Waynesboro Hospital Board of Directors (1987-1997)
    Chair, Wilson College Board of Trustees (1990-1999)
    Past Chair of House and Treasurer, Easter Seals National Board (1983-1993)

Experience

    Franklin County Commissioner (1980-1983)
    U.S. Department of Treasury (1983-1985)
    CEO, Bitrek Corp. (1985-2001)
    Chair, Valley Bank Board of Directors (1987-1993)
    Dauphin Deposit Board of Directors (1994-1998)