Darrell Lee Keith

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Fort Worth, Texas

Keith Law Firm, P.C.
Darrell Lee Keith
Keith Law Firm, P.C.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1970

Education: Baylor Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

Keith Law Firm, P.C.

301 Commerce Street
Suite 2850
Fort Worth, TX 76102 Visit website


Attorney Darrell Lee Keith, founder of the Keith Law Firm, P.C. in Fort Worth, Texas, is recognized as one of America’s and Texas’ premier trial attorneys in representing injured victims in complex medical, legal, and professional malpractice and personal injury law and litigation cases. With a courtroom style which blends a mastery of trial advocacy with an outgoing, charismatic, highly competitive, zealous, and well-prepared approach, Keith has prosecuted many major cases in his practice areas in the trial and appellate courts across Texas.

Keith, a self-styled “modern-day gun fighter” whose personal trademarks are his “Johnny Cash - black” attire, black flat-brimmed cowboy hat, and longish white hair, describes himself as a “simple country plaintiff’s trial lawyer.” And as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer, Keith has a distinguished record in medical, legal, and professional malpractice and personal injury law and litigation. He has achieved many multimillion-dollar and million-dollar verdicts and settlements for innocent victims of malpractice and other tortious conduct. His trial court verdicts in several cases have been significant ground-breaking results for clients in separate medical malpractice trials in Texas.

Recognized for excellence in his practice areas, Keith has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for the last 20 years, Texas Super Lawyers since 2003, Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers – 2007, Dallas Area Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2011, Dallas Area Best Lawyers Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2012, Texas Trial Legend by the Dallas Bar Association in 2010, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Trial Lawyer for 2013, Texas Lawyer's Best Plaintiff's Lawyer in Fort Worth for 1997, and Tarrant County Top Attorneys - Plaintiff Medical Malpractice, Fort Worth Magazine from 2000-2017. Additionally, Keith has been featured, profiled, or interviewed in national and Texas media, including CBS News 48 Hours, NBC Nightly News, CNN, The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business Press, and many other electronic and print media. He is a former president of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association and continues to serve on its board of directors. Keith was also honored by his invited presentation of the commencement address at the Baylor Law School fall graduation program in 1997, his invited presentations at investiture ceremonies for two justices on the Texas Second Court of Appeals in 2008 and 2018, and as a Distinguished Speaker at the 2018 Baylor Law School John Williams & Florence Dean Minton Student Awards Ceremony and Lecture Series in which he spoke on Pursuing Atticus Finch's Legacy For Lawyers—Reflections of A Baylor Trial Lawyer.  He is also a recipient of State Bar of Texas recognition of valuable and meritorious service for more than fifty years from 1970 to 2020.

Through the Keith’s foundation, Darrell and Susan Keith have financially contributed to Baylor University and Baylor Law School, including the Sesquicentennial Walkway, Ferrell Center Basketball Practice Facility, Law School Building Campaign, the tall “Spiritwalker” bear sculpture by the sculptors, Gene and Rebecca Toby, in front of the Baylor Law School building, and Law Review Association Endowment. Further, the Keith’s foundation has funded a designated courtroom, a professorship in law and medicine, and an annual law student scholarship in law and medicine. Baylor University has bestowed the James Huckins and Pat Neff Medallions upon the Keith’s in recognition of their philanthropy to the University.

A prolific writer and speaker, Keith has authored and presented numerous law review and other legal articles on medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, and civil trial advocacy topics. For many years, he has served as an adjunct faculty lecturer in health care law litigation and trial advocacy courses at Baylor Law School.

 Over the years, the State Bar of Texas selected Keith to serve as Course Director for annual continuing professional development courses, including the Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Advanced Medical Malpractice and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Course, and Advanced Medical Malpractice Course.

 Keith is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and all Texas state courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Dental Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Professional Malpractice - Other, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Professional Liability: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1970, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.keithlaw.com

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas, 1970

Office location for Darrell Lee Keith

301 Commerce Street
Suite 2850
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: 817-338-1400

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