Keith joined the Forrest Firm in January of 2018 after spending eight years representing companies in a variety of litigation matters. In his role at the Forrest Firm, Keith represents business and corporate clients in a variety of disputes and litigation matters, including complex contract and commercial disputes, intra-company disputes between shareholders and members, business disputes, employment matters, and other areas of risk management. Keith also counsels and represents churches and religious organizations in church governance, internal affairs, risk management, and litigation.
Keith strongly believes that the best representation comes from sound counsel and advice to resolve or mitigate an issue before it arises. However, 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 organizations 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 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 Federal Magistrate Judge Wallace Dixon in the Middle District of North Carolina. During his second year of law school, Keith clerked for Federal 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.