William D. Keith elected to American Board of Trial Advocates


NAPLES, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2011) -- Attorney William D. Keith, partner in the Naples law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., has been elected to the national board of directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Prior to his election, Mr. Keith qualified as an advocate member of ABOTA which required a minimum of 50 civil jury trials to a jury verdict as lead counsel.

Keith is board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar. He also holds certifications as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a circuit civil court mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. Keith was honored with the “Lion of the Law” award from the Collier County Judiciary and as Attorney of the Year by the Collier County Bar Association. He was also named one of the 2012 Best Lawyers in America in the area of personal injury law.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers for this position,” said Keith. “As a member of the board of directors, I look forward to facilitating ABOTA’s initiatives to foster education and integrity.”

Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A. recently commemorated its 35th year serving Southwest Florida.

More about ABOTA
The ABOTA is a national association of trial lawyers and judges. The ABOTA works to uphold the jury system in the United States by educating the public about the history and value of the right to a trial by jury. The ABOTA requires its members to uphold a level of professionalism, integrity and ethics and strives to foster camaraderie among its members. The ABOTA also preserves the independence of the judiciary in the United States legal system and provides support to the judiciary when responding to adverse publicity or criticism.