Jeffrey D. Keiner Attorney At Law
Jeff is a highly experienced and respected trial lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator with a focus on patent, trademark, trade name, trade dress and resolution by trial, arbitration or ADR of all related IP disputes. Jeff has held an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 30 years and an AV Preeminent® rating for over 20 years, and is recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Florida Trend's, Legal Elite. He is also a seasoned mediator and AAA arbitration panel member with trial practice in all Florida and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. His practice has involved technology disputes including power plants, electronics, automotive, furnaces, process facilities, maritime equipment and systems, bartering of IP assets, clean coal technology, energy systems, engines and propulsion, music and video rights, computer software and hardware, gaming systems and many others. You will find that Jeff quickly grasps the legal and IP technical issues, gets promptly to the point and aggressively seeks the best and most efficient solution.
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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.