Darla L. Keen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath
515 N Flagler Dr, 10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-820-2266
Fax: 561-832-2932
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Health Care (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Darla L. Keen is a personal injury attorney at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ms. Keen has over 20 years of legal experience and handles cases involving drug and medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and wrongful death. She serves clients throughout Florida.

Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Keen defended doctors, hospitals and nursing homes in personal injury litigation before deciding to switch roles and represent injury victims. Her experience with both the plaintiff and defendant sides of personal injury litigation gives her deep insight into the process and the strategies that can help her clients.

As an advocate for injury victims, some of Ms. Keen’s cases have been featured on local media outlets. She is the author of articles published in the Kentucky Law Journal and the National Law Review. Recognizing her success, Palm Beach Illustrated named her a “Top Lawyer” in 2019 and 2020 and she was featured in The Best Lawyers in America* in 2021 in medical malpractice and personal injury.

Ms. Keen belongs to the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Justice Association, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. She is qualified to appear before all Florida and Kentucky state courts, several federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

In 1991, Ms. Keen graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with bachelor’s degree. She received her law degree in 1996 from the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law. While attending law school, she served on the Kentucky Law Journal. 

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Practice Areas
  • 40%Health Care
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Nursing Home, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

About Darla L. Keen

Admitted: 1998, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.foryourrights.com/team/darla-l-keen/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Entitlement Exclusion in the Personal Auto Policy: The Road to Reducing Litigation in Permissive Use Cases or Dead End? Kentucky Law Journal, 1996
  • The Entitlement Exclusion in the Personal Auto Policy: The Road to Reducing Litigation in Permissive Use Cases or Dead End? Republished National Insurance Law Journal – Vol. 8, No. 3, 1997

Honors/Awards

  • , US News & World Reports, Best Lawyers in America: 2021
  • , Best Lawyers-2021, medical malpractice and personal injury
  • , Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyer, 2019-2020
  • , Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kentucky, 1996
  • Member: The Florida Bar Association
  • Member: Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Member: Palm Beach Bar Association
  • Member: Florida Justice Association
  • Member: Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member: American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court of Western District of Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1998
  • Florida, 1998

Educational Background

  • B.S., University of Southern Indiana, 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyers, 2018
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Office Location for Darla L. Keen

515 N Flagler Dr
10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-820-2266

Fax: 561-832-2932

Last Updated: 7/20/2021

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