Keith was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and attended Jesuit High School where he graduated in 1988. Keith then attended Loras College inDubuque, 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 graduated in 1992 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sports Administration he returned toTampa where he worked as the Public Relations Director for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.
Keith then attended 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 form 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.
Keith opened his own firm in July of 2003 where he strives every day 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.
Languages Spoken: American Sign Language, English, Spanish
Licensed since 2001
Contingent (33-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
I have known Keith for over ten years. I refer all of my clients who need help with a personal injury case to Keith’s firm. My clients have always been happy with his results. I have even sent close members of my family to Keith. I trust Keith to represent his clients with dedication and skill. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney I recommend that you speak with Keith Ligori.
Jeff Paulk Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2001||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Life Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Lifetime Membership||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Best Trial Advocate||Nova Southeaster University||2000|
|Order of Barristers||Nova Southeastern University||2000|
|Managing Partner||Ligori & Cappy - Attorneys at Law||2013 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Law Offices Of Keith Ligori||2003 - 2013|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office||2001 - 2003|
|Certified Legal Intern||Broward County State Attorney's Office||2000 - 2000|
|Attorney||Ocala Public Defenders Office||2000 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP||1997 - 1998|
|Public Relations||Tampa Bay Storm||1992 - 1993|
|Director of Marketing and Public Relations||Dubuque Fighting Saints||1991 - 1992|
|Assistant Public Relations Director||Tampa Bay Storm||1991 - 1991|
|Public Relations Director||Dubuque Fighting Saints||1990 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|Drunk Driver Kills Five Family Members in Town for Wedding||Resolved for more than $1 million.|
|No Safety Lights Causes Life Changing Injuries||Resolved for $760,000.|
|Rear-end Collision Causes Heart Damage for Victim||Resolved for $550,000.|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||Juris Doctorate||2000|
|Loras College||Sports Administration||Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Football Team||Impact of Education||2012|