Allan R. Keyes

Allan R. Keyes: Attorney with Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. AV stamp icon
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  • Mead Building, 98 Merchants Row, P.O. Box 310, Rutland, VT 05702-0310
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Mr. Keyes is an experienced appellate practitioner. He briefs and argues appeals before the Vermont Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as well as dispositive motions before state and federal trial courts. In addition to handling appeals, he works with other lawyers at the trial level to solve problems in complex civil litigation, and gives advice about pleading, civil procedure, legal strategy, and matters of professional responsibility. Mr. Keyes is risk manager for the firm. He has extensive experience in insurance coverage matters. He is a longtime Member of the Vermont Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and recently spearheaded the complete revision and modernization of the Vermont Rules of Appellate Procedure. He is a

in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Mr. Keyes has received Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.'s highest "AV" rating.


Member of the Vermont Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

American Bar Association

Vermont Bar Association

Rutland County Bar Association


Vermont editor, Tort Law Desk Reference, A Fifty State Compendium (Aspen, published annually);

SCOVT -- A collection of current decisions of the Vermont Supreme Court

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Responsibility

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-825-1617  Phone
(802) 786-1035  Phone
University Attended:
Williams College, B.A., cum laude, 1970
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan, J.D., magna cum laude, 1973
Year of First Admission:
1977, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals; 1976, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont; 1974, Michigan; 1976, Vermont; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court

Peer Reviews

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