Civil trial attorney Hampton Keen has left the West Palm Beach firm Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin to start his own firm: Keen Law Group.
Keen, who had been with Clark Fountain since 2010, said Keen Law will be based in West Palm Beach and will focus on personal injury, wrongful death and products liability cases.
“I wish only the best to my colleagues at Clark Fountain,” said Keen, who co-founded the firm eight years ago in a five-partner exodus from Lytal & Reiter.
This being his second go-around at firm-building, Keen expects his new venture to go very smoothly.
“Some of my mentors dropped the seed of starting a firm in the back of my mind,” he said. “It’s sort of a vision quest, and I thought it was the right time to start off on my own.”
Keen estimates that over the course of his career he has brought in more than $250 million in verdicts and settlement—his most recent being a $15.5 million verdict in May for the family of a driver killed in a crash caused by a truck defect. Keen was the lead trial attorney in the suit.
Keen also represented a plaintiff in a products liability case involving Continental Tires, where a woman suffered multiple serious injuries after she crashed on northbound I-95. The jury awarded his client nearly $10 million in 2013.
Currently, Keen is representing a plaintiff whose spouse died in a helicopter crash in Brevard County. He is working alongside Brevard attorney Kevin Bailey, with whom he has worked in the past.