As the chair of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group, Keith coordinates and oversees product litigation throughout all of the firm's offices. His experience is a valuable asset in coordinating this practice area.
A trial attorney since 1979, Keith has defended hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and elsewhere. His experience includes all aspects of motor vehicle design and manufacture, appliances and consumer electronics, residential and industrial fires, marine products, motors and power generating and distribution equipment, manufacturing equipment and many others. He was previously the national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer of computerized drive systems for industrial equipment.
Keith also represents our clients in class action litigation across a broad spectrum of issues which include consumer, automotive and marine products, construction cases, electronic billing and telecommunications.
Since 1995, Keith has served as the senior attorney responsible for all product litigation against Chrysler LLC in Pennsylvania, representing Chrysler in nearly every federal and state court. Keith has represented General Electric Company on numerous cases involving consumer and industrial products, including power generating and distribution equipment, drive systems, appliances, consumer electronics, and steel and paper mill equipment. Keith also has represented General Electric Company on medical device cases involving x-ray equipment, shields, monitoring devices, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment.
Defense verdicts for motor vehicle manufacturers
— The cases involved serious injury and death including:
Crashworthiness cases, including side-impact protection.
Alleged defects in seatbelt restraint systems.
Alleged defects in steering systems.
Alleged defects in braking systems.
Alleged defect in hood support system.
Represented product manufacturer in class action — Represented product manufacturer in class action involving a service bulletin issued for a component part, resulting in limited settlement far below that initially sought by the class.
Roselli v. General Electric, 599 A.2d 685 (Pa. Super. 1991). — Summary judgment obtained in burn case involving a fractured coffee pot where plaintiff failed to preserve the evidence for trial. This case created seminal law in Pennsylvania in the area of spoliation.
Class action certification — Class action certification defeated where class plaintiffs sought medical monitoring for alleged failure of ultrasonic cleaning equipment.
Double amputation case — Summary judgment obtained in double amputation case involving modernization of steel mill equipment. Decision affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit.