Keith is an experienced Senior Consultant, adept at helping clients to identify and develop compelling case themes and presentation strategies. He provides quantitative and qualitative venue analysis through focus groups and mock trials and assists attorneys with witness preparation, voir dire, and jury selection. Keith has worked on numerous high-exposure complex cases including antitrust, patent, trade secret, contract, professional malpractice, product liability, and securities litigation. An expert in the area of communication and storytelling and the law, his practice area covers a variety of industries in venues across the country.
Prior to becoming a jury consultant, Keith spent seven years in academia, including an assistant professor at Hofstra University where he taught classes in human communication and theater. He also was an associate director for the Academic Center for Excellence at the University of Tampa. Additionally, he has worked in a consultative nature to help clients with case strategy, theme development, and delivery skills in high-stakes matters. Keith also gained expertise in construction law, where he developed a system for teaching attorneys how to use storytelling techniques to enhance their persuasive arsenal.
Keith has presented at a variety of CLE workshops, and has been a speaker at Inns of Court and for several professional societies. He coauthored an article for DRI regarding the application of storytelling principles to civil litigation, and his writings have appeared in several peer-reviewed academic publications. He is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and is on the editorial board of peer-reviewed publications. His current projects are focused on nonverbal and verbal persuasion in opening statements and closing arguments, best practices in product liability cases, and storytelling and the law.
Keith holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Southern Illinois University, and received his B.S. in English and Communication from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas.