Keith T. Belt, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Belt & Bruner, P.C.
 | 880 Montclair Road, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35213
Phone: 205-379-8106
Fax: 205-933-5500
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Keith T. Belt Jr. is an attorney for BELT & BRUNER, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Belt focuses on alcohol server liability, commercial disputes, fraud, environmental contamination, personal injury, products liability and wrongful death, and serves clients throughout the state of Alabama.

Licensed in several states as well as before various federal courts, Mr. Belt has more than 20 years of experience. Over the course of his career, he has litigated or settled numerous multimillion-dollar cases, securing significant compensation for his clients.

Recognizing his accomplishments in the legal profession, The National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Belt among the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” He holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel named him among “The Nation’s Top One Percent,” and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Belt is a member of several professional organizations, including the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. Outside of Alabama, he belongs to bar associations in Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico and Tennessee. He is involved in his local community, serving on the board of the Alabama Head Injury Foundation and participating in the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation.

Mr. Belt earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Alabama. He received his law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in 1996. Prior to founding his firm, he practiced at a New Mexico firm and was a partner at a Birmingham firm.  

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About Keith Belt, Jr.

Admitted: 1994, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.alabamainjurylawyer.com/attorney-keith-belt/

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyer, Birmingham and B-Metro magazines
  • Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, Member
  • Top 100 trial lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers association, since 2007
  • Honored as one of Alabama’s Super Lawyers, each year since 2009
  • Honors: Recipient of Hugo L. Black Scholar Award, George Peach Taylor Award, and American College of Trial Lawyers Award for Most Promising Trial Lawyer., University of Alabama School of Law, 1994
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licenses and admissions: New Mexico, 1994; Colorado, 1995; Alabama, 1996; Tennessee, 2006; Georgia, 2007; Florida, 2008; U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1994; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1995; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1997; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1998; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2007; U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1995; U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2008; Southern Ute Tribal Court, 1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Claims, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • Colorado state
  • New Mexico state
  • Florida state
  • Tennessee state
  • Georgia state
  • Alabama state
  • Alabama Association of Justice, Executive Committee Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member of New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 1994 - 1997, Member Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 - 2002, Member Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2006 (Sustaining Member) Alabama Association of Justice, 2007 - 2010 (Sustaining Member); State Bar of New Mexico, Member of State Bar of Colorado, Member of State Bar of Alabama, Member of State Bar of Georgia, Member of State Bar of Tennessee, Member of State Bar of Florida, Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1994 -2002, Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003-2007 (Sustaining Member) Member of American Association of Justice, 2007-2010 (Sustaining Member), Multi-District Litigation MDL -1792 In re: InPhonic Inc. Wireless Phone Rebate Litigation (Member of Plaintiffs' Steering Committee)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Board of Directors of Alabama Head Injury Foundation 2006-2007, Vice-President of Board of Directors of Alabama Head Injury Foundation 2008-2010, President of the Board of Directors of Alabama Head Injury Foundation 2010-2011.
  • Monday Morning Quarterback Club
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $3,000,000 Medical Malpractice settlement; $6,000,000 Bad Faith settlement; $1,000,000 bad faith settlement; $3,000,000 bad faith settlemnent., 2018
  • $25,000,000 Settlement in bad faith case; $13,000,000 Jury Verdict - Gutierrez v Franklin, Montgomery County; $8,800,000 Settlement in a personal injury case;  $7,900,000 Settlement in a products liability case; $6,000,000 Jury Verdict - Vu Ho v. John DeGroat Jefferson County (Bessemer Division); $5,650,000 Settlement in a personal injury case; $5,300,000 Settlement in a business fraud case; $5,250,000 settlement in a personal injury case; $5,000,000 Jury Verdict - Mary Maude Hobbs v. Dixie Oil: Sumter County; $4,500,000 Jury Verdict - Dulin Energy v. Moss Levin Joint Venture et al: Walker County$4,350,000 Settlement in a business fraud case; $4,000,000 Settlement in a bad faith / fraud case; $4,000,000 settlement in personal injury case; $3,600,000 Settlement in a personal injury case;  $2,740,000 Settlement in a wrongful death case; $2,700,000 Settlement in a wrongful death case; $2,500,000 Settlement in a personal injury case; $2,200,000 Settlement in a business fraud case; $2,000,000 Jury Verdict - Ashley Sutley v. Howell Grassing Inc: Coffee County; $2,000,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case; $2,000,000 Jury Verdict  - Fred Lloyd v. Gray Brown: Calhoun County; $1,875,000 Settlement in a personal injury case; $1,650,000 settlement in a wrongful death case; $1,650,000 settlement in a personal injury case; $1,500,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case;  $1,300,000 Settlement in a products liability case; $1,000,000 Settlement in a personal injury case;  $1,000,000 Settlement in an environmental contamination case;  $1,000,000 settlement in a fraud case; 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected as top 100 trial attorney by American Trial Lawyers Association, AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell, Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum,

Educational Background:

  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1990, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Major: Business Administration
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Office Location for Keith T. Belt, Jr.

880 Montclair Road
Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35213

Phone: 205-379-8106

Fax: 205-933-5500

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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