Sean Keith is a founding partner at Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik (KMBSP). Keith is also head of the injury department. Attorney Mason Boling also works in this department. Keith handles a variety of cases ranging from car wrecks to product liability.
As a personal injury attorney, he describes his practice as having three components: car wrecks, prescription drug/medical device and product liability. Keith’s law experience is unique to the law firm because he has worked with firms across the country due to his involvement in prescription drug and medical device injury cases.
Sean Keith knew by the time he was in the sixth grade that he wanted to practice law. Keith’s father was also a lawyer and was a Judge for 26 years.
“I always wanted to be a lawyer because I wanted to help people,” Keith said. He wanted to be the person someone could turn to when unfortunate situations happen.
Keith knew he did not want to follow in his father’s footsteps and practice criminal law. Civil law appealed more to Keith. “Nothing is more satisfying than helping someone who has been injured,” Keith said.
“It’s never about the money when it comes to losing a child, husband or mother, but money is the only way to hold someone or some corporation accountable in our society,” Keith said.
In wrongful death lawsuits, the client almost always say they sue “because they don’t want it to happen to someone one else.” “My clients never want someone else to endure the sorrow and helplessness that accompanies the loss of a loved one and the only way to try to require change in behavior is to hit companies where it hurts- their financial statement.”
In product liability cases, Keith said it’s about holding the defendant accountable due to negligence on their part. Keith learned that lawsuits are the only way to make companies accountable for their actions.
“Too often companies put profits before people,” Keith said.
A jury trial in front of our peers is the only place in our society where individuals can be on a level playing field with huge corporations. Keith enjoys making companies accountable for their actions, especially when they choose to make decision that cause injury or death.