Robert T. Keen, Jr.

Robert T. Keen, Jr.


Barrett McNagny LLP

Recognized since 2007

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Civil Rights Law

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Municipal

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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Robert T. Keen Jr. is a trial lawyer who focuses his litigation practice in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, premises liability, products liability, employment litigation, and the defense of lawsuits filed against local governments and police officers. Bob has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts across the State of Indiana for businesses, insurance companies, and governmental entities.

In 2006, Bob was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is by invitation only and limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population in any state. In addition, Bob has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Litigation – Municipal and Civil Right Law. Best Lawyers in America also recognized Bob as a Fort Wayne “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; in 2018 for Litigation – Labor and Employment and in 2020 for Bet-the-Company Litigation. He is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV® Preeminent™ and has been recognized in the Indiana Super Lawyer magazine since it was first published in 2004.

Bob is a member of many associations and institutes, including the Allen County Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the Defense Research Institute, and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. He is past president of the Benjamin Harrison American Inns of Court and is also a frequent speaker on various litigation topics at Indiana Continuing Education Forum seminars.

He received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D., also from University of Notre Dame. Bob is admitted to practice in all Indiana State courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Location

  • 215 East Berry Street
    P.O. Box 2263
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Education

  • University of Notre Dame , J.D., graduated 1982
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1982

Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Fort Wayne (2022)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Fort Wayne (2020)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Fort Wayne (2018)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Fort Wayne (2016)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Fort Wayne (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Automobile Collision
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Complex Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • Past President, American Inns of Court of Allen County
  • Indiana Super Lawyer
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America

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