• Regent University – J.D.
    • Moot Court Board – Chairman
  • Appalachian State University – B.S. (cum laude), Political Science
    • International Relations Association – President
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Leadership Academy (2018)
    • Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • YMCA Community – Mentor Volunteer
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar

Attorney Keith Richardson joined the Forrest Firm after spending eight years representing small to large companies in a variety of litigation matters. In his role at the Forrest Firm, Keith represents clients in a variety of business and corporate litigation matters, including complex contract and commercial disputes, business and shareholder disputes, employment matters, real estate disputes, and other areas of risk management.

Keith represents clients at every stage of the dispute resolution process, from pre-lawsuit negotiations to trial to appeal. He zealously represents his clients with the highest integrity and tact. Keith focuses not only on understanding the minute details of each case, but also on understanding his clients’ businesses and their financial objectives. Keith primarily works out of the Firm’s Raleigh office, but with client engagements becoming more regional in scope, Keith also works out of the Firm’s Durham, Wilmington and Charlotte offices.

Keith joined the Forrest Firm from one of the largest regional litigation firms in the southeastern U.S., McAngus Goudelock and Courie. At MGC, Keith spent the last six years representing large national insurance carriers and employers in workers’ compensation litigation involving traumatic injuries, permanent and total disability claims, occupational diseases, and repetitive motion disorders. Keith continues to represent a small amount of select clients in workers’ compensation litigation.

During law school, Keith served as the Chairman of Regent’s nationally-ranked Moot Court Board. Following his first year of law school, Keith worked as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Wallace Dixon in the Middle District of North Carolina. During his second year of law school, Keith clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Walter Kelley in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Outside of work, Keith cherishes time with his wife and children, hiking, running and enjoying the great outdoors.