Thank you for your interest in the law firm of Fenton & Keller.

For over sixty-five years, our attorneys have been meeting the changing legal needs of regional, state, national, and international clients throughout the Monterey Bay region and beyond. Our firm has earned a reputation for energy, integrity, and cost effective delivery of legal services. Our skilled and experienced attorneys partner with our private and public sector clients to achieve practical solutions to even the most complex legal challenges. We invite you to learn more about the history of our firm, our areas of expertise, and the qualifications and accomplishments of our attorneys.

You will also find articles of general interest on our site, including the popular Workplace Law® newspaper column, which appears weekly in The Monterey Herald, as well as helpful resource links related to specific areas of practice.

Firm History


Fenton & Keller has its origins in the Monterey, California law partnership formed by J. Hampton Hoge and Lewis L. Fenton in 1952. Both men were trial attorneys of exceptional ability who were committed to the legal profession and to serving their communities. Since its inception, the firm has been dedicated to delivering outstanding legal services and sound, practical counsel to our valued clients. In 1993, the Monterey office of the firm founded by Lewis Fenton and Hampton Hoge became the independent law firm of Fenton & Keller. Fenton & Keller attorneys continue the tradition of legal excellence established by Lewis Fenton and Hampton Hoge through vigorous, proactive representation on a wide variety of legal issues and a commitment to community service. Several of our attorneys have been appointed to the judiciary, while others have served and continue to serve as members of the boards of community service organizations throughout the Monterey Bay region.

Fenton & Keller Staff And Attorneys Support and Serve Local Community Organizations

In a tradition begun by Lewis Fenton, Fenton and Keller is active and involved in giving back to the community and supports a variety of community organizations.