William D. Keith

William D. Keith

William D. Keith was born in Chicago, Illinois. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction from Rutgers University at New Brunswick in 1972, he went on to earn his JD from Stetson University College of Law.

Primary practice areas:

  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Insurance
  • Automobile accidents & injuries
  • Business litigation

Admitted to:

  • Florida Bar (1976)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida (1977)
  • U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (1978)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1980)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1981)
  • North Carolina Bar (2007)

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (1983 – Present)
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1986 – Present)
  • Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court (1995-Present)

Professional and civic involvement:

  • Collier County Bar Association – President (1983 – 1984), Trial Lawyers Section President (1986 – 1987)
  • The Florida Bar – Grievance Committee for the 20th Judicial Circuit – Member (1988 – 1991), Chairman (1990 – 1991), 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, (2003 – 2008), Chairman (2006 – 2007), Business Litigation Certification Committee (2004 – 2007)
  • The American Association for Justice – Sustaining Member
  • The Florida Justice Association – Sustaining Member, Eagle Sponsor (1983 – Present), Board of Directors (1994 – 1997)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Charter Member, Southwest Florida Chapter, National Board of Directors (2000 – 2003, 2007 – 2010, 2012 – 2015)
  • American Inns of Court – Collier County Michael R.N. McDonnell Chapter -President (2000 – 2001)
  • Naples Bay Rotary Club – Paul Harris Fellow

Personal recognitions:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Law (2012 - Present)
  • Attorney of the Year – Collier County Bar Association (2006)
  • Donald Van Koughnet “Lion of the Law” Award for Professionalism, Collier County Circuit and County Judges (2008)
  • AV Preeminent Rated (Highest Rating), Martindale-Hubbell for (1986-Present)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America & Who’s Who in America Law
  • Leading Florida Attorney – Personal Injury Law
  • Florida Super Lawyer (2006 – Present)
  • Avvo, Consumer Lawyer Rating Website 10.0 (Superb)
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a consultation with Bill or one of our other personal injury lawyers in Naples, please contact us today at 239-774-2229.