Keith was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and attended Jesuit High School where he graduated in 1988. Keith then attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where he played NCAA Division III football. While in college, Keith held several leadership positions, such as Vice-President of his sophomore class, President of his junior class, and chairman and founder of Loras College’s Community Service Day. He also worked during his Junior year as an assistant to the Public Relations Director of the Dubuque Fighting Saints (Junior A Hockey team) and his Senior year, he was hired as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Saints. During the summer of his junior year, he was hired as the Assistant to the Public Relations Director for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. Upon his graduation in 1992 with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sports Administration, he returned to Tampa where he worked as the Public Relations Director for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.
After working for approximately five years and obtaining valuable work experience Keith enrolled at Nova Southeastern University Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2000. While in law school he worked as a Law Clerk for the Insurance Defense firm of Hinshaw and Colbertson and as a Certified Legal Intern for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office where he tried numerous jury trials and non-jury trials. While in Law School, Keith was voted by his law school professors as the Best Trial Advocate for his graduating class and a member of the prestigious Order of Barristers.
Upon Keith’s graduation from Law School he worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Ocala, Florida where he tried numerous cases. He then moved to the opposite side of the courtroom and worked for the Hillsborough County State Attorney in Tampa, Florida. As an Assistant State Attorney, Keith handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases and major crimes. He obtained valuable litigation experience, knowledge, and training during his years of working as a prosecutor and public defender. He is also licensed to practice in the United States Federal District Court in the Middle District of Florida.
In 2013, Keith became a life member in good standing of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MDAF) and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MMDAF). Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. However, fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members of this prestigious and highly sought-after recognition.
In 2018 Keith became AV Pre-eminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale Hubbell. Only ten percent of lawyers receive this prestigious honor.
Keith is also an Advisory Board Member for Cogent Bank in Tampa. He has also sat on numerous Florida Bar Committees.
He is a professional member of the Florida Bar since 2001, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers, Eagle Benefactor of The Florida Justice Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Keith opened his own law firm in July of 2003 where his team of lawyers and staff strives to help people and change lives for the positive. His goal is to offer every client the best legal representation with the best customer service. He understands no one wants to be injured especially due to another’s negligence that is why Keith and his staff are committed to doing everything they can in their power to assist their clients with a full recovery. Keith has been the managing partner since 2003 and is assisted by several great lawyers, paralegals, and staff.