As the chair of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group, Keith coordinates and oversees product litigation throughout all of the firm's offices. His experience is a valuable asset in coordinating this practice area.
A trial attorney since 1979, Keith has defended hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and elsewhere. His experience includes all aspects of motor vehicle design and manufacture, appliances and consumer electronics, residential and industrial fires, marine products, motors and power generating and distribution equipment, manufacturing equipment and many others. He was previously the national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer of computerized drive systems for industrial equipment.
Keith also represents our clients in class action litigation across a broad spectrum of issues which include consumer, automotive and marine products, construction cases, electronic billing and telecommunications.
Since 1995, Keith has served as the senior attorney responsible for all product litigation against Chrysler LLC in Pennsylvania, representing Chrysler in nearly every federal and state court. Keith has represented General Electric Company on numerous cases involving consumer and industrial products, including power generating and distribution equipment, drive systems, appliances, consumer electronics, and steel and paper mill equipment. Keith also has represented General Electric Company on medical device cases involving x-ray equipment, shields, monitoring devices, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment.
•Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Future Life Care Plans, Client Presentation, June 2013
•Product Liability, AAMGA University Weekend, Phoenix, AZ, August 2007
•Releases and Settlements, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, January 2001
•Spoliation, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, November 1997
•Use of Spoliation Claims in Product Liability Cases, Philadelphia Bar Association, April 1997
•Spoliation of Evidence in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 1996
•Crashworthiness - Simple in Theory, Complex in Application, DRI In-House Defense Quarterly, Winter 2008
•Product Liability Defenses, A State-by-State Compendium, DRI, Editor, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2007
•Product Liability Defenses, A State-by-State Compendium, DRI, Editor, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2004
•Spoliation Ball Bounces Back Up for Defendants, April 6, 1999, The Legal Intelligencer
•Future Battlegrounds in Spoliation, January 30, 1995, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 18 PLW 153
•When Relevant Evidence No Longer Exists, January 23, 1995, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 18 PLW 119
Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
• Best Lawyers in America - Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2013
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer , 2005-2014, Top 100 Philadelphia: 2011
Year Joined Organization: 1993