Kevin Keith is a trial and appellate lawyer with an impressive level of expertise gained in his thirty-seven year legal career. He heads the appellate section at HHDU and has tried more than twenty cases to verdict as a first-chair civil trial attorney. He has also handled over 100 state and federal civil appeals as lead appellate counsel. Kevin has practiced in the U.S. Supreme Court and Texas Supreme Court, argued en banc to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and appeared in all fourteen courts of appeals in Texas.
His trial and appellate practice has concentrated on wrongful death and personal injury cases involving health care liability claims, insurance law, construction accidents, professional negligence, products liability, employment and contract law.
Kevin has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987. As the leader of the firm’s growing practice in appellate law, he provides counsel in a wide range of litigation support and civil appellate law matters. In addition, Kevin has served on state Civil Appellate Rules committees and has been a lecturer at numerous legal conferences on civil appellate law and medical malpractice defense topics. Kevin has achieved an AV® rating, the highest rating for legal ability awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.
Kevin has provided educational opportunities for his fellow members of the State Bar in Texas through the seminar papers he has presented. These include Brief Writing & Oral Argument: Appellee’s Perspective, State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and Protecting Your Record – Defense: Practices and Techniques for the Rookie Attorney, Texas Association of Defense Counsel. He was also appointed by the Fifth District Court of Appeals to serve on the Lawyers Conference Task Force on Appellate Court Delay Reduction.