Jeffrey D. Keiner Attorney At Law
Jeff is a very highly respected experienced trial lawyer, as well as a mediator and arbitrator. His food product liability work has included representation of the world’s major producers of soups and juices, vegetables and fast-food meat products. He has held an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 30 years and an AV Preeminent® rating for over 20 years. He is recognized as a best lawyer in his field by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He successfully tried one of the longest civil jury trials in Florida history, and other high-profile cases, including allegations of e-coli contamination for one of the world’s largest hamburger restaurant chains, and for a large California agribusiness, as well as the usual fingers, frogs, bugs and other undersirables-in-the-food cases. He has handled hundreds of jury, nonjury, arbitration, summary proceeding and administrative matters, including complex commercial litigation, patent, trademark, trade name and trade dress cases for food industry clients, numerous “bet the company” matters, and large exposure personal injury, products and wrongful death cases.
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Jeff is originally from St. Louis, and grew up in Marion, Indiana. He earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1968. From 1968 to 1971, he served as a communications officer and deck officer on U.S. Navy destroyer, USS Ault. After leaving the Navy, he went to law school, obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1974, and began practicing law with Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson in Orlando. Ten years later he became a founding partner with Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Keiner, Wack & Dickson, P.A. In June of 1995, he joined GrayRobinson as head of the firm's Litigation Department, concentrating on complex commercial, construction, professional liability, environmental and intellectual property litigation, arbitration and mediation. He remained head of the firm's litigation department for nearly 20 years and is now an executive shareholder. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on a wide range of litigation and professional practice issues, and consults with lawyers, house counsel and clients on matters of litigation tactics, procedure and strategy, and jury selection and trial simulations.