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William Douglas Keith

William Douglas Keith

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Slip and Fall Accident, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury

About Me

 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.





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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    39 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    39 years
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
    39 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    39 years
  5. Car Accidents: 20%
    39 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Lakota Robin Denton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Lakota Denton Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • John Michael Phillips

    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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A.

3550 East Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL, 34112-4905



FLMember in Good Standing197608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyer2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2008
Lion of the LawCollier County Judiciary2008
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Who's Who in AmericaThe Marquis Who's Who Publication Board2006
Attorney of the YearCollier County Bar Association2006
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Who's Who Publications Board2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1989
Paul Harris FellowThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A.1976 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2008 - Present
20th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating CommissionChairman2006 - 2007
Florida Bar Association, Business Litigation Certification CommitteeMember2004 - 2007
American Inn of Court, Collier County Thomas S. Biggs ChapterPresident2000 - 2001
The Florida BarBoard Certified Business Litigation Lawyer1997 - 2007
The American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate1997 - Present
Supreme Court of FloridaCertified Circuit Court Mediator1995 - Present
The Florida Justice AssociationBoard of Directors1994 - 1997
Collier County Bar Association, Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial CircuitChairman1990 - 1991
Florida Bar Association, Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial CircuitMember1988 - 1991
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Trial Advocate1986 - Present
Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionPresident1986 - 1987
The Florida BarBoard Certified Civil Trial Lawyer1983 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationPresident1983 - 1984
The Florida Justice AssociationSustaining Member and Eagle Sponser1977 - Present
The American Association For JusticeSustaining Member1977 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Patrick Joyner v. Liberty Trucking, Inc. and Charles Ross, Jr.Verdict in favor of Plaintiff

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Rutgers CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Plaintiff's Personal Injury:Practice Tips and ApplicationTrial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case2007