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Keith Haymes

Email keith@haymeslaw.com

Phone 305 379-7900

About

Keith Haymes has served South Florida and global communities with a dedication to civil rights enforcement, catastrophic injury recovery, and business and media law, having fully devoted himself in these practice areas, as commenced in 1983. Upon taking over 100 trials to verdict in the 1980’s, he cemented his place as a trial attorney of preeminence as recognized by Martindale Hubbell and confirmed by his peers. He has numerous highest-award verdicts and settlements to his credit, by category, though has also taken on situations of special public importance where the issues were more about fairness than finances. He is seen as a much-valued litigation innovator for matters involving discrimination, excessive force, accident reconstruction, commercial disputes, consumer protection, class actions and all aspects of entertainment law. His devotion to the profession and community includes extensive bar involvement, committee chair work, editorial board service, speaker’s bureau certification, extensive public speaking, media advisement, moot court judging, governmental consulting, public health missions, critical relief programs and essential children’s causes.

Keith has successfully served as litigation counsel in cases involving: airplane disasters, railway catastrophes, truck, automobile, motorcycle and jetski fatalities, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence deaths, premises liability suits involving shooting deaths in nightclubs, condominium complexes and shopping malls, police shootings where the wrongful death decedent was unarmed, business controversies where all stakes were on the line, employment actions where millions in earned monies were denied to an exiting executive, represented a large group of families who alleged child abuse by a caretaking offender, co-represented the certified class in nationwide harmful drug litigation, secured the then-largest ever recovery from the USDA over a mass-taking of exotic animals, represented dozens of the most prolific entertainers in film, television, music and new media, and served as lead counsel in thousands of other matters.

Pratice Areas

Education & Bar Admission

    University of Miami School of Law
Juris Doctor Degree 1983

   University of Miami, College of Arts & Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 1979
Communications and Film
Political Science, Minor
Honors: Cum Laude
Honor Society: Alpha Epsilon Rho

Licenses & certifications

The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers,  Business, Entertainment, Sports & Appellate Sections

United States District Court, Southern Dist. of Florida – Trial Bar

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida Pro Hac Vice

United States Court Appeals – Eleventh Circuit

Superior Court of Fulton County (Atlanta, Georgia) Pro Hac Vice

United States Tax Court

BAR SERVICE & RECOGNITION

Commercial Law Section, The Florida Bar
Chair
, Committee Service

Florida Bar Journal, Editorial Board
1999-2003

Florida Bar Media & Communications Law
Committee, 1995-1996

Florida Bar Aviation Law
Committee, 1997-1998

Florida Bar Computer Law
Committee, 2000-2002

Dade County Bar Association
Civil Litigation Committee, 1997-1998

Speaker’s Bureau, The Florida Bar
Fla. Bar Certified, 2022

AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
Preeminent Rating, 1983-2022

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Academy of Trial Lawyers of America

Florida Justice Association

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Civil Justice Foundation, Founding Member

Cuban American Bar Association

NACDL

SKILLS CHART

The following litigation categories have been applied and engaged since 1983:
TRIAL ADVOCACY
WRONGFUL DEATH
CIVIL RIGHTS
CLASS ACTIONS
ENTERTAINMENT LAW
100%
Associations include current and career involvement.