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William Douglas Keith

Personal injury Attorney at Naples, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 47 years
    North Carolina - NC 16 years
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1976
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About William

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 William D. Keith is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has litigated catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in Florida for over 40 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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Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist
3550 Tamiami Trl E
Naples, FL, 34112-4905

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Posted by Bernadette | November 23, 2013
A Christmas Blessing...
"A Blessing." Last Christmas, upon making the decision -albeit reluctantly- to seek legal counsel while continuing to deal with the cruel after-effects of my personal injury , I could never have imagined that these words would eventually appear on my radar. But upon meeting Mr. Keith they did. It began with his attentive Listening Ear. No question was considered annoying, stupid, illogical or inept. This receptivity revealed the essence of Team Keith... Beginning with an Angel who surely descended from Heaven named Yvonne who proceeded to sort, organize & structure the seeming chaos of my confusing, complex paperwork from hospitals, insurance companies & the dread Workman's Comp, this dear lady was the embodiment of personal professionalism; empathic, encouraging & affirming every step of the way. And once this cornerstone was firmly established, another amazing lady named Lori entered the infrastructure. A former police woman-now paralegal, Lori extended insights & assurance as the staging of the final act of advocacy began to unfold. The preparation for 'The Encounter' with 'The Defense' and its determination to demean & belittle was thorough to the point of Theatre! Yes, for me, the Pleading Plaintiff of almost a year ago, it's going to be a very Merry Christmas... Indeed, A Blessing! Thank you forever , Team Keith.
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Posted by Ray | February 11, 2012
The Best
A driver hit me, broke my hip, and drove off. Mr. Keith promptly interviewed me in the rehab facility. His work was superb. I teach college and the brochure he sent the insurance company was more complete, better written, and more accurate than any work by my students. His careful, tireless, and patient work lead to a much more favorable outcome than I expected.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A.
  • 1976 - Present


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Rutgers College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

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


  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • 1997 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Trial Advocate
  • 1986 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • 1983 - Present
  • The American Association For Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • Sustaining Member and Eagle Sponser
  • 1977 - 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 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
  • Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1983 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • 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
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Who's Who in America
  • The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • The Marquis Who's Who Publications Board
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury:Practice Tips and Application
  • Trial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse William
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent litigator well respected in the legal community"
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Naples Personal injury Lawyer William Douglas Keith
William Douglas Keith
Personal injury Attorney
Naples, FL
Licensed for 47 years
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