as a senior partner, Keith serves as a member of The Cochran Firm's management team for national operations. Keith is a board certified civil trial lawyer who has concentrated his practice in the area of personal injury and wrongful death, focusing on truck accident cases, product claims, and complex litigation. Keith has obtained the state of Alabama's highest verdict for a single wrongful death. He was also an attorney for the plaintiffs in a $700 million settlement of an environmental case, the largest settlement in the history of Alabama.
Keith is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, and the Florida Bar Association. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, where he served as president. Keith served as president of the Southeast Alabama Trial Lawyers Association for two years, and as president of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer for the Florida Bar Association and served on the Board of Governors for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Keith was the recipient of the Al Sansone Service Award, the highest award of service recognized by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. He currently serves on the University of Alabama Law School Foundation Board of Directors. As an author, he has written a wide range of articles on trial skills.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Keith earned undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Business Administration. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law where he was a finalist in the John A. Campbell Moot Court competition. In 2004, Keith was named by the University of Alabama as the first 'Howell Heflin Guest Lecturer.'