William D. Keith receives professional honors of distinction


NAPLES, Fla. (March 8, 2012) -- Attorney William D. Keith, partner in the Naples law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., has been honored during first quarter with three prestigious professional distinctions. Mr. Keith was selected as a 2012 Super Lawyer, ranked as a National Trial Lawyer and received the highest level rating from his peers from Martindale-Hubbell.

The Super Lawyer award, given to only five percent of Florida attorneys each year, is based upon professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Keith was also ranked as a National Trial Lawyer. The national organization is composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained by special invitation and is extended only to those lawyers who exemplify superior qualification in their profession.

Keith received the Martindale-Hubbell award for being recognized as being rated AV preeminent (the highest rating) for 25 years. The Martindale-Hubbell peer reviewed ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability. The ratings are generated from the evaluations of other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.

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 has been 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.