Burke Keaty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Nashville, TN

Morgan & Morgan
 | 810 Broadway, Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-490-0944
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Burke Keaty focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation as an attorney at Morgan & Morgan. Located in the firm's office in Nashville, Tennessee, he provides advice and counsel to clients throughout the metropolitan area, and he has been admitted to practice before all Tennessee state courts since 2008. Mr. Keaty's successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him the recognition of his peers, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

    Mr. Keaty represents people who have been economically and noneconomically harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties. A significant portion of his caseload has involved incidents arising out of motorcycle, truck and other motor vehicle crashes. Other types of matters that Mr. Keaty has handled have included premises liability, auto-pedestrian accidents and dog bites. Throughout his career, he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients through both jury awards and negotiated settlements, including a 2019 jury verdict in the amount of $821,270.

    Mr. Keaty majored in finance as an undergraduate at The University of Tennessee, and in 2005, he received a Bachelor of Science with honors. He remained in Knoxville and obtained his legal education at The University of Tennessee College of Law, and he clerked for a civil litigation firm before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan in May 2017, Mr. Keaty was a partner at another Nashville firm, where he had a personal injury practice. He is frequently asked to deliver presentations to colleagues on topics related to his practice area.

    *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
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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    About Burke Keaty

    Admitted: 2008, Tennessee

    Professional Webpage: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/burke-keaty/


    • National Trial Lawyers Association selected Burke Keaty as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in Tennessee in 2014., National Trial Lawyers Association “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in Tennessee, 2014
    • AV Preeminent 5.0 Martindale-Hubbell ranking
    • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star, 2014 - 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former Chair of the Products Liability Committee, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Nashville Bar Association
    • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
    • PULSE

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Webinar CLE
    • A Strategy for Obtaining and Preparing Evidentiary Foundation for Business Records Tennessee Bar Association
    • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Webinar CLE
    • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners CLE
    • Tennessee Attorneys Memo Live Audioconference CLE
    • Tort Claims against Federal, State, and Local Governments
    • ERISA, Liens and Other Subrogation Tort Issues in Tennessee
    • Young Lawyers Division Newsletter
    • Mastering the Deposition: Critical Skills and More
    • Preparing for Depositions
    • Winning Your Lawsuit in the Discovery Phase
    • Preparing Your Clients for Depositions
    • Follow the Money – Finding Applicable Insurance and Collectible Assets in Auto Injury Cases in Tennessee


    • Bates v. Harbour, 2019
    • Defendant was drunk when she rear ended our client, causing pain and trauma to our client's neck, back, and right arm. Client's medical bills were approximately $6,700. Jury returned a verdict of $821,270, 2019
    • Donald Deberry, Jr. v. State of Tennessee, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • AV Preeminent 5.0 Martindale-Hubbell ranking since 2015, 2015

    Educational Background:

    • University of Tennessee, B.S., Finance with minor in Accounting, 2005
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    Office Location for Burke Keaty

    810 Broadway
    Suite 105
    Nashville, TN 37203

    Phone: 615-490-0944

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    Last Updated: 1/14/2021

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