D. David Keller
President, Founding Shareholder
David Keller is President and a founding shareholder in the trial firm Keller Landsberg PA. For over 20 years, Mr. Keller has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to defending lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice cases, and counseling law firms on risk management issues. Mr. Keller also has extensive experience with general commercial and insurance litigation, including business disputes, commercial tort claims, insurance coverage opinions and declaratory judgment cases, business property insurance claims, arson, fraud, and bad faith cases.
Mr. Keller has tried over 45 cases to jury verdict, and handled numerous non-jury trials and significant arbitration proceedings and appeals in both state and federal courts and before the American Arbitration Association. He is currently serving a three-year term on the Seventeenth Judicial Nominating Committee following his nomination by the Florida Bar and subsequent appointment by Governor Rick Scott.
Mr. Keller has been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, and the American Board of Trial Advocates, and maintains membership in the Defense Research Institute, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He also served as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates from 1990-1992 and 2002-2006, and has served the Florida Bar and local bar associations in various capacities, including as President of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of ABOTA (2009), President of the Broward County Bar Young Lawyers Section, President of the Broward County Federal Bar Association, Chairman of a local Grievance Committee, service on the Young Lawyers Board of Governors, and as a member of the Civil Rules Committee. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Harmonie Group, a national affiliation of leading commercial defense firms.
Mr. Keller co-authored (with Michael Krueger) Update on Cumis Counsel, Florida and Other Selected Perspectives, FDCC Quarterly 3 (Spring, 2006), and has lectured to professional groups, law firms, and insurers on insurance coverage matters, legal malpractice developments, risk management and prevention, and on demonstrative evidence and email and electronic discovery issues. An AV rated lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell since 1992, Keller has been named in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th editions of The Best Lawyers in America (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), a nationwide peer-selected listing of attorneys, and has also been listed as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide (2006-2011) and as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2010-2011.
Mr. Keller is an instrument rated pilot who operates his own aircraft for business and pleasure. He served as President of Temple Beth Israel from 2005 - 2007. He received his B.A. in History with honors from Florida Atlantic University in 1976, and his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1979.
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