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B. Keith Williams

B. Keith Williams

also known as Keith Williams, Keith Williams Law Group

Practice areas:

Trucking Accident, Car Accidents, Aviation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Social Security

About Me

As Founder of Keith Williams Law Group, I dedicate my practice to helping everyday people and their families in accident, injury and wrongful death cases.  I am certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. I am honored to be a frequent lecturer at legal seminars and webinars to attorneys in Tennessee and across the country.


 


I am actively involved in a number of legal organizations that work to maximize the rights of injured people.  Nationally, I am an Chair-Elect of the AAJ Aviation Section as well as a member of the Public Justice Foundation.  Locally, I am on the Board of the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ), serve on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the TAJ, a member of the TAJ Circle of Advocates, and serve as Co-Chairman of the TAJ Legislative Committee.  I also a contributing member of Lawyers Involved for Tennessee.


 


Most important to my clients - I am an experienced and battle-tested trial attorney with significant courtroom experience, having tried hundreds of cases in front of a judge or jury and obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for my clients.  I have obtained numerous substantial verdicts, including a $6,200,000.00 verdict believed to be the largest ever obtained in Sumner County, Tennessee.  In addition to courtroom successes, I have also negotiated hundreds of significant settlements for clients across Tennessee and across the country from California to Pennsylvania. 


 


For example, I represented the estate and minor child of one of the victims of the Comair Flight 5191 crash in Lexington, Kentucky.  During that lengthy litigation—which involved dozens of plaintiffs, numerous defendants, and countless other attorneys—I was actively involved as part of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (which guided the litigation for the various Plaintiffs) and served with a group of select attorneys chosen for the Plaintiffs’ trial team. I also recently represented a family whose child was severely injured in a trucking accident. We were able to prove not only liability from the trucking company, but also 3rd party broker liability from the freight broker. That case settled for a Confidential amount.


 


Although courtroom victories are exciting, the most gratifying part of my work is seeing the benefits that my clients receive as a result of the settlements and/or trial victories achieved. Everyone who is injured in an accident deserves the right to a dignified and secure recovery and my passion is fighting to ensure they get it.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Car Accidents: 25%
    22 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 25%
  3. Aviation: 20%
    11 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    22 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Timothy Art Davis

    I highly recommend Keith Williams. I have associated with him on many cases and have found him to be thorough, efficient, hardworking and trustworthy.

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    Timothy Davis Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Orla M. Brady

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Orla Brady Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Keith Williams Law Group

511 Union Street
Suite 1820
Nashville, TN, 37219

Keith Williams Law Group

137 Public Square
Lebanon, TN, 37087

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive199306/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Mid South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers: Products LiabilityBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Products Liability Nashville AreaBest Lawyers in America2013
Recertification as Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2008
Board Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2004
Civil Trial SpecialistTennessee Commission Continuing Legal Education and Specialization2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderKeith Williams Law Group2008 - Present
PartnerLannom & Williams2001 - Present
PartnerLannom, Williams & Kane1998 - 2000
PartnerTaylor, Taylor, Lannom & Williams1993 - 1998
Law ClerkDonoho, Taylor & Taylor1990 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeChair Elect: Aviation Section2014 - 2015
Nashville Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2007 - Present
Public Justice FoundationMember1999 - Present
Lawyers Involved for TennesseeMember1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeNational Finance Committee1993 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeVice President1993 - Present
Fifteenth Judicial District of Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Personal Injury - Car Crash$6,200,000 Judgement for Client
Southwest AirlinesConfidential Settlement
Trucking AccidentConfidential Settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Aviation Disasters: Information for FamiliesRight to Recovery for Those Harmed By Aviation Disasters2011
The Consumers' Guide to a Tennessee Accident or Personal Injury CaseThe Consumers' Guide to a Tennessee Accident or Personal Injury Case2010
The Workers Guide to a Tennessee's Workers' Compensation ClaimThe Workers Guide to a Tennessee's Workers' Compensation Claim2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Cumberland UniversityBusinessBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1988
Volunteer State Community CollegeBusinessAAS - Associate of Applied Science1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
North Dakota Assoc. for Justice Annual ConferenceEstablishing Liability for 3rd Party Brokers in Trucking Cases2014
Mississippi Association for Justice Annual ConventionDetermining Liability in Trucking Cases2014
Kentucky Association for Justice Annual ConferenceEstablishing Liability for 3rd Party Brokers in Trucking Cases2014
ABA's Aviation Litigation SeminarFederal Rules of Evidence in Aviation Cases2014
Tennessee Reptile Litigation GroupAnatomy of Maximizing Damages by Using Reptilian Theories2013
TAJ Annual Review SeminarProving Freight Broker Liability in Tractor Trailer Cases2013
SeminarWeb on behalf of Tennessee Association for JusticeHolding the Broker Liable in 18-Wheeler Cases2013
Tennessee Workers Compensation Educational ConferenceSettlement Agreements2012
Arkansas Bar FoundationMotivating Conservative Jurors2012
American Association for Justice, New Lawyers DivisionHow to Inspire a Cautious Jury2012
Damages and Causation in Auto CasesUsing David Ball's Model for Damages in a Soft Tissue Case.2011
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention CommitteeDriving Damages at Trial2011
TAJ Annual Convention MurfreesboroTrial College - Mock Trial2010
Tennessee Association for Justice Mid Winter ConventionAn Overview of David Ball’s Methods2008
Tennessee Association for Justice Annual ConventionLegislative Update – Changes you Need to Know About2008
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association ConventionApplying David Ball’s Revised Methods to Opening Statements2008
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association SeminarChanges in the New Worker’s Compensation Statute2004
Fifteenth Judicial District Bar Association Annual MeetingPitfalls, Traps and Solutions to ERISA, Common Law and Statutory Liens,2004
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association SeminarPractical Aspects of Subrogation2002
TTLA Mid Winter ConventionHammering Allstate2000