Keith lives in the Portland metro area with his family. He much prefers jeans over suits. Keith gets outdoors as much as possible to run, hike and fish. His favorite activity is spending time with his kids. Growing up in a military family Keith spent much of his youth in South Carolina and England where his father was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. As a young kid he grew up fishing and playing sports when he wasn't cutting grass or delivering newspapers to earn spending money. Keith always had a job growing up. This included working at an airport fire department, an animal hospital, a car wash, and bagging groceries. He understands the value of hard work and working people. Keith believes it is a privilege to serve his clients and their families. He feels extremely fortunate to call Oregon home.
Keith has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the House of Delegates of the Oregon State Bar Association. He has been a speaker and author on various legal education topics for the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Law Institute. Keith received his law degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Clemson University where he was awarded a Scarborough Fellowship for academic achievement.
Keith has been elected to The American Board of Trial Advocates and the Oregon chapter of ABOTA, an invitation-only organization dedicated to ethical advocacy and the preservation of the American jury system.
Keith is an "AV" rated attorney in Martidale-Hubbell's national directory of lawyers. This is the highest possible rating for ethical conduct and legal skills. This rating is assigned based on anonymous evaluations by other lawyers in Oregon who have either worked with Keith as co-counsel or as opposing counsel.
Best Lawyers in American lists Keith in the area of plaintiff's personal injury law. Lawyers must first be nominated for this honor by a former client, a judge or a fellow attorney in Oregon. Candidates are then evaluated by anonymous peer review by others already selected to Best Lawyers before being chosen to appear in the Best Lawyers in America publication.
Every year since 2008 his peers have selected Keith for recognition in Oregon Super Lawyers, a publication distributed by the Oregonian newspaper and Portland Monthly magazine. To be included in this publication one must be nominated and anonymously evaluated of fellow Oregon lawyers. No more than 5% of all Oregon attorneys are chosen to be listed in Super Lawyers. Keith has been rated among the Top 50 lawyers in the State by Super Lawyers.
The independent lawyer rating service Avvo.com has given Keith the highest possible score of "10.0 Superb" and Keith has also been selected to membership in The National Trial Lawyers' "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" every year since 2013.
Operating a more efficient and accessible office in Lake Oswego has allowed Keith to form closer relationships with his personal injury clients. This helps to ensure that the client fully understands the litigation process and makes better decisions about their case.
Keith and his associates have litigated personal injury and discrimination claims against defendants of all size from multi-national corporations to large insurance companies. We have proven results, including a unanimous jury verdict for $19 million. We have achieved numerous recoveries in excess of a million dollars for severely injured clients.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT INJURY
TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY
JOB SITE PERSONAL INJURY
PRODUCTS LIABILITY PERSONAL INJURY