Keith Weidner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Pensacola, FL

Taylor, Warren, Weidner & Hancock, P.A.
 | 1700 W. Main St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-438-4899
Fax: 850-438-4044
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Keith Weidner is a co-founder and partner in Taylor, Warren, Weidner & Hancock, P.A., located in Pensacola, Florida. He devotes his practice primarily to personal injury litigation, representing plaintiffs throughout Florida who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of others. Mr. Weidner also handles general civil litigation matters, including those arising out of commercial transactions, will contests, police misconduct and insurance coverage disputes. Highly regarded by his peers, he has been awarded an AV Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" rating from Avvo, the online legal directory and forum.

After serving four years as a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Weidner attended the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 2000 and was selected to be a member of the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi. He then went to the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was awarded his J.D. in 2003. Admitted to practice in Florida, Mr. Weidner is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

A lecturer on litigation matters at continuing education seminars, Mr. Weidner stays abreast of current developments in his field through his participation in professional organizations. He is an active member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association and has previously served in various capacities as a member of the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Through his generous contribution of time as a board member of both the Gulf Coast Kid's House and the East Hill Music Festival, Mr. Weidner gives back to his community as well.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Insurance Coverage
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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About Keith Weidner

Admitted: 2003, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.twwlawfirm.com/keith-weidner

Honors/Awards:

  • The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating. http://www.martindale.com/Keith-William-Weidner/3053743-lawyer.htm?view=cr, AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Finished Law Degree in Two and a Half Years
  • A contest hosted by the Independent News where readers select and vote on their favorite local business.  In 2015, Keith Weidner, and his firm, Taylor, Warren & Weidner, PA, were selected as Runner-Up in the best lawyer and law firm categories. The Independent News is a news publication widely circulated in the Pensacola, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, Milton, Pace and Navarre areas., Best of the Coast : Best Attorney (Runner-UP), In Weekly, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Legal Intern with the State Attorney's Office (Ocala branch)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2007
  • American Association for Justice, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2011
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2004 – 2007
  • National Police Accountability Project, 2009-2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2004
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association, 2004 – 2013
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2008-2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Voter Protection Rights Attorney, 2008 Elections
  • Mr. Weidner provides Pro Bono legal representation to the Escambia County and Santa Rosa County Child Protection Team (CPT). The CPT program is a medically directed, multidisciplinary program that works with  local Sheriff's offices and the Department of Children and Family Services in cases of child abuse and neglect to supplement investigation activities., 2014
  • East Hill Music Festival Board of Directors, 2013
  • United Way Volunteer Attorney: Assistance to Foreclosure Victims, 2008
  • Gulf Coast Kid's House. Link to GCKH.Gulf Coast Kid's House is a private, not-for-profit corporation which provides services to victims of child abuse in Escambia County., 2017
  • Volunteer Attorney for Child Protection Team: Northwest Florida Comprehensive Services for Children, Inc., 2013
  • Holidays in January, Young Lawyers Division of Escambia/Rosa County Bar, 2007 – Present
  • The Gulf Coast Kid's House is a non-profit children's advocacy center focused on preventing, investigating and prosecution of child abuse.  In 2015, Keith Weidner was elected by the Board of Directors to serve as Chair-Elect., 2015
  • Board of Director, Gulf Coast Kids House, 2010 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa County Mock Trial Coach, 2004 – 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Delay and Extra Work Claims, Lorman

Representative Clients:

  • Welsh v. Ascension Health, 2009 WL 1444431 (N.D. Fla)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Hurricane Insurance Claim in FL, Lorman
  • Thompson v. Hall (Sheriff of Santa Rosa County) et al, Case No.:15349 (11th Cir. 2012)
  • Whitt v. Q & I, Inc.
  • Hulbert v. Vogt

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, B.A.in Political Science / Police Practices / International Relations, Honors: With Honors, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Auto Accident
  • Litigation
  • Property Insurance Claims
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Office Location for Keith Weidner

1700 W. Main St.
Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502

Phone: 850-438-4899

Fax: 850-438-4044

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Last Updated: 2/9/2020

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