J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
Carla Keehn has devoted her entire professional career to protecting the public and pursuing justice. She served as a Chief Trial Counsel in the JAG Corp in the U.S. Army, as a Public Defender and as an Assistant US Attorney.
In her 17 years as a federal prosecutor, Professor Keehn has convicted hundreds of criminals of federal felony offenses including drug smuggling, bank robbery, assault on federal officers with injury, felons in possessions of firearms, assault on infants with serious bodily injury (shaken baby), environmental crimes and currency smuggling.
Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Professor Keehn enlisted in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Captain, Chief Trial Counsel in the Judge Advocate General Corps in the First Armored Division, where she prosecuted serious felonies including rape, attempted murder, grand theft and forcible sex acts on minors. She then joined the California National Guard and was called to active duty to protect neighborhoods during the Los Angeles riots.
Professor Keehn is the married mother of three. She is a cum laude graduate of Princeton and received her Juris Doctor from University of California, Hastings College of Law. An avid runner who has completed over twenty marathons, Professor Keehn has been a San Diegan since 1979.