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Keen Law Group is a specialty firm concentrating in state and federal civil trial practice. Comprised of trial attorneys, the firm represents individuals and their families in areas including personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and maritime litigation. Keen Law Group and Hampton Keen have successfully represented hundreds of seriously injured clients and the families of loved ones killed by the negligence of others throughout Florida and the United States.


Keen has litigated numerous cutting-edge cases in product liability and other complex areas, achieving multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements throughout Florida and nationally. Through the court system, Keen has helped make products safer and hold irresponsible corporations and individuals accountable.


Hampton Keen has litigated cases in more than a dozen states with damage awards and settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Keen is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and has consistently been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers, and numerous other peer reviews.


Keen Law Group is committed to protecting the rights of our clients with integrity, passion, and excellence. In addition, the firm actively participates in civic and charitable groups dedicated to the advancement of community goals, children's causes, and the advancement of public good.

Certificates/ Specialties:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Education

  • J.D. with honors, University of Florida, 1995
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Florida, College of Law, 1993-95
  • Senior Editor - Florida Law Review: University of Florida College Law
  • Former College of Law Honor Committee: University of Florida College Law
  • B.A., English/History, University of Virginia, 1988

Awards & Honors

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • American Board of Civil Trial Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Products Liability Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite – Top 2 percent of Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers – Top 5 percent of attorneys in Florida
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer
  • Daily Business Review – Most Effective Lawyers Award

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1995 | U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, 1996

Special Pro Hac Vice Admission to handle cases in multiple states throughout the United States including, but not limited to, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Speaker's Bureau: The Florida Bar
  • Barrister: Craig S. Bernard Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors
  • Co-Chairman, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Pro Bono Night Annual Fundraiser (2011-2013)
  • Chairman and Vice Chairman, Florida Bar Grievance Committee within the 15th Judicial Circuit (2010 – 2014)
  • Judge: Pathfinder Award for Academic Excellence, Palm Beach County School Board

Articles

Contributing author: "Florida Civil Trial Practice," The Florida Bar (5th-8th editions)

Speaking Engagements

Multiple Speaking Engagements on Various Personal Injury and Products Liability Topics

Personal

Hampton, his wife, and three children reside in West Palm Beach, Florida. Both Hampton and his wife are fifth generation Floridians.

Legal Victories

During his career, Mr. Keen has obtained multiple jury verdicts in excess of $10 million dollars and resolved numerous cases before or during trial for multimillion dollar settlements in excess of $300 million dollars.

Hampton handled the briefing and oral arguments for the trial team that convinced several Florida Courts to allow a claim for punitive damages against Chrysler for designing and manufacturing a 15-passenger van that the firm argued the company knew was prone to rollovers. These court rulings were the first in the country on this issue.
Ultimately, Chrysler stopped manufacturing the van altogether and adopted a safer design in its similar vehicles.

In 2008, Hampton represented a family who lost their son in a car accident wherein Hampton contended the seat belt was defective and caused their son's untimely death. The case went to trial against Mitsubishi Motors and a jury awarded his clients $11 million in damages, and the verdict was affirmed in December 2010 by the appellate court.

Although Hampton typically handles cases involving wrongful death or severe injury, Hampton earned a jury verdict of $513,000 for a client whom the defense argued had only soft-tissue injuries, as he had no surgery at the time of the trial four years after the accident.
After Hampton selected a jury in a California trial involving a trucking accident, which resulted in a client sustaining a severe brain injury, the case was resolved for a confidential amount that was more than quadruple the pre-trial offer.

In 2015, Mr. Keen resolved a wrongful death case involving premises liability and allegations of negligent supervision and training for the coverage limits of $4 million.
In late 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed an $11 million dollar jury verdict Hampton obtained for his clients against Continental Tire.

More recently, in 2016, Hampton resolved a complex case pending in North Florida previously turned down by several law firms for $3.4 million, wherein he argued that the improper design of a shopping center caused a motorcycle accident resulting in catastrophic injuries to his client.
Please see more cases handled by Mr. Keen in the Case Results section of the law firm's website.

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