William D. Keith is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has litigated catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in Florida for over 39 years. He has successfully tried before juries numerous cases involving automobile and trucking accidents. Additionally, he has had significant jury verdicts for his clients injured by dangerous products and slip and falls caused by defective conditions on property.
Mr. Keith has been awarded the prestigous Lion of the Law Award for Professionalism by the Collier County Judiciary and is a past reciepient of the Lawyer of the Year Award by the Collier County Bar Association.
Mr. Keith has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He is also listed in Law and Leading Attorneys and selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers continuously since 2006. Mr. Keith has achieved an AV peer review rating from the Martindale-Hubbell group, their highest possible rating , and has been recognized for attaining that status for over 25 years.
Mr. Keith is a charter member of the Southwest Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates achieving the ranking of Advocate signifying the achievement of over fifty jury trials to verdict. Mr. Keith has also been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1986.
Mr. Keith is an honors graduate of Rutgers University and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. He is admited to practice in Florida and North Carolina.
Licensed since 1976
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I endorse Attorney Keith. From his credentials Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and striving for more and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos.
John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1976||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyer||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2008|
|Lion of the Law||Collier County Judiciary||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2006|
|Who's Who in America||The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board||2006|
|Attorney of the Year||Collier County Bar Association||2006|
|Who's Who in American Law||The Marquis Who's Who Publications Board||2005|
|Paul Harris Fellow||The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International||1985|
|Partner||Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A.||1976 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2008 - Present|
|20th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission||Chairman||2006 - 2007|
|Florida Bar Association, Business Litigation Certification Committee||Member||2004 - 2007|
|American Inn of Court, Collier County Thomas S. Biggs Chapter||President||2000 - 2001|
|The Florida Bar||Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer||1997 - 2007|
|The American Board of Trial Advocates||Advocate||1997 - Present|
|Supreme Court of Florida||Certified Circuit Court Mediator||1995 - Present|
|The Florida Justice Association||Board of Directors||1994 - 1997|
|Collier County Bar Association, Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial Circuit||Chairman||1990 - 1991|
|Florida Bar Association, Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial Circuit||Member||1988 - 1991|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Civil Trial Advocate||1986 - Present|
|Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section||President||1986 - 1987|
|The Florida Bar||Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer||1983 - Present|
|Collier County Bar Association||President||1983 - 1984|
|The Florida Justice Association||Sustaining Member and Eagle Sponser||1977 - Present|
|The American Association For Justice||Sustaining Member||1977 - Present|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Rutgers College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|Plaintiff's Personal Injury:Practice Tips and Application||Trial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case||2007|