Maureen Carnahan – Associate

Maureen Carnahan is a seasoned litigator with over ten (10) years of experience in the courtroom advocating on behalf of her clients.

Before joining Keese Hargraves LLP, Maureen started her career as a general civil litigation attorney for a large law firm in Long Beach, and then became a Deputy City Prosecutor for the City of Long Beach, where she was responsible for prosecuting cases involving domestic violence, negligent homicide, and DUI. Through her experience working for a large law firm, Maureen developed a thorough understanding of family law, and through her experience working as a prosecutor, Maureen developed and honed her litigation skills. Maureen is a skilled and experienced litigator and courtroom advocate.

Since joining Keese Hargraves, LLP, Maureen’s practice is focused exclusively on family law. At Keese Hargraves, LLP, Maureen has put her extensive skill set to use representing client’s involved in a variety of family law related disputes, including matters involving domestic violence restraining orders (Maureen has successfully prosecuted and defended against many such claims), child support, spousal support, custody, and community property related issues, as well as individuals going through a full divorce (or paternity) proceeding. Regardless of the family law issue and/or dispute one is facing, Maureen is qualified to help you resolve it properly.

Maureen graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1998, and obtained her law degree from Whittier Law School in 2001, where she was a Children Rights Fellow. As a law student, Maureen interned with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and was awarded the prestigious “Volunteer of the Year” award for her work preparing cases for trial involving victims of domestic violence.

Maureen is also a current member of the South Bay and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, and through those organizations (and others) she continues to obtain extensive legal education in the areas of general family law, restraining orders, and support matters in order to keep her skills sharp. Maureen is married to an elementary school principal and has two children in college, and her father, Douglas G. Carnahan, served as a court commissioner in Torrance for 29 years.