Michael Keeley is a trial lawyer who began his career handling securities cases and other commercial litigation. He has developed extensive expertise representing insurers in a wide range of significant coverage disputes involving most types of insurance products, with particular expertise in the areas of fidelity and surety bonds, directors and officers insurance, and professional liability and errors and omissions policies. He also is experienced in defending professional and fiduciary insureds. Because of his experience, Michael is frequently retained to represent insurers in complex coverage disputes in both federal and state courts across the country, and occasionally in Mexico, South America, and overseas. Michael also assists clients in developing and expanding products and in drafting policies.
Michael has extensive experience representing insurers in significant Ponzi schemes and warehouse lending losses around the United States, including scandals involving Madoff, Pearlman, and Petters, and he has been involved in other high profile disputes such as Enron, Healthsouth and Worldcom. He also has extensive experience resolving bond and D&O claims with the FDIC and other federal regulators. Other significant coverage matters have involved railroad accidents and non-subscriber policies, ERISA, and class actions.
Michael serves as the Chair of Strasburger’s Fidelity & Surety practice and its Insurance Litigation & Counsel practice, he is an Advisor to the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and to the Fidelity Law Association, and he is a past Chair of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association.
Other Court Admissions — U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court of New Mexico
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits
Admitted in various other federal district courts in the United States