Keith represents business and corporate clients in conflicts and litigation encompassing complex contract and commercial disputes, intra-company disputes between shareholders and members, employment matters including workers’ compensation, and other areas of risk management. He also represents churches and other religious organizations in matters of governance, internal affairs, risk management, and litigation.
Keith strongly believes the best representation comes from providing sound advice to help clients resolve or mitigate a potential issue before it arises. When litigation is warranted, Keith advocates for clients at every stage of the dispute resolution process, from pre-filing negotiations through trial and appeal. He zealously represents his clients with integrity and tact, focusing not only on understanding the minute details of each case, but also on understanding his clients’ needs, budgets, and desired outcomes. While Keith is based in Michael Best’s Raleigh office, he regularly travels to the firm’s Durham, Wilmington, and Charlotte offices to meet with clients.
Before joining Michael Best, Keith spent three years as a litigator with Forrest Firm, a full-service law firm, where he represented clients in a variety of litigation matters. Earlier, he practiced with one of the largest litigation firms in the southeastern U.S., McAngus Goudelock and Courie. There, Keith spent six years representing large national insurance carriers and employers in workers’ compensation litigation involving traumatic injuries, permanent and total disability claims, occupational diseases, and repetitive motion disorders.
During law school, Keith served as the Chairman of Regent University’s nationally ranked Moot Court Board. Following his first year of law school, Keith served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Federal Magistrate Judge Wallace Dixon in the Middle District of North Carolina. During his second year of law school, Keith clerked for the Honorable Walter Kelley, Federal District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia.