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Burke Keaty

Nashville, tennessee

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Biography Overview

Burke Keaty has spent his entire career helping injured victims and their families hold wrongdoers responsible for the harms they cause. Mr. Keaty has successfully resolved hundreds of cases on behalf of clients injured in car, motorcycle, bus, and tractor-trailer collisions, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists harmed by others on the roadway. He also handles cases against individuals and businesses who allow dangerous conditions to exist on their property or who otherwise engage in unsafe conduct. In addition, he represents children and adults who are injured when careless dog owners allow their pets to attack or run at large and cause injuries.

Mr. Keaty has earned an AV Preeminent 5.0 Martindale-Hubbell ranking, which is the highest ranking possible. He has been selected as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The National Trial Lawyers Association selected Mr. Keaty as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in Tennessee in 2014.

Mr. Keaty is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, where he previously served on the board of the Young Leadership Division. He is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, where he was formerly Chair of the Products Liability Committee.

Mr. Keaty went to college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, graduating with honors in 2005 with a major in Finance and minor in Accounting. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating in 2008. During law school in Knoxville he had an invaluable clerkship working for an outstanding trial lawyer named Bob Pryor, Sr., who cemented Mr. Keaty’s desire to practice personal injury law. After graduating, Mr. Keaty returned home to Nashville to work with attorney John Day and was a partner at his firm before coming to Morgan & Morgan in 2017.

Mr. Keaty is married to Jenney Springer Keaty, who’s also a practicing attorney. They live in Nashville with their three young sons – one toddler and newborn identical twins. Most of their free time is currently spent outdoors on playgrounds or walking in their neighborhood with the family dog, Mac, a rescued golden retriever mix. Mr. Keaty and his wife work with and have served on charitable committees for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and PULSE, a young professionals organization supporting the American Heart Association.

Below is a list of Mr. Keaty’s speeches and published articles:

  • Mastering the Deposition: Critical Skills and More
  • Tennessee Bar Association CLE
  • Follow the Money – Finding Applicable Insurance and Collectible Assets in Auto Injury Cases in Tennessee
  • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Webinar CLE
  • Preparing Your Clients for Depositions
  • Tennessee Bar Association CLE
  • Winning Your Lawsuit in the Discovery Phase
  • Nashville School of Law CLE
  • Preparing for Depositions
  • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Webinar CLE
  • A Strategy for Obtaining and Preparing Evidentiary Foundation for Business Records Tennessee Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Newsletter
  • ERISA, Liens and Other Subrogation Tort Issues in Tennessee
  • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Live Audioconference CLE
  • Tort Claims against Federal, State, and Local Governments
  • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners CLE

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Memberships

  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Association “Top 40 Under 40” – 2014
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Education

  • University of Tennessee, B.S., Finance with minor in Accounting, 2005
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2008