Keith  - D. - Fisher

Keith D. Fisher

Associate
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3892 - office
304.951.3248 - mobile

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2010
  • West Virginia University, B.S. in Forensic & Investigative Science, summa cum laude, 2007

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Representative Experience

  • Represents clients in wide variety of civil actions pending in state and federal courts
  • Jury trial on hostile work environment and wrongful termination claims under the West Virginia Human Rights Act
  • Obtained permanent injunctive relief protecting energy companies against environmental activists who trespassed upon and disrupted operations at coal mining properties
  • Member of defense group which successfully moved Mass Litigation Panel to dismiss multiple deliberate intent actions based on plaintiffs' discovery violations
  • Argued and prevailed on motion to dismiss claims for indemnity and contribution asserted against third-party defendant
  • Experienced in conducting extensive legal research and drafting pre-trial pleadings, motions, and discovery

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Handshakes that Turn Into Wrestling Matches - Discovery vs. Trial Depositions, Rule 30(b)(6), and The 100 Mile Rule," International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee Newsletter, 2011

Other

  • Duquesne Law Review
  • Duquesne University Securities Arbitration Clinic
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Louis L. Manderino Honor Society
  • Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Excellence in Writing Award
  • CALI Award, Advanced Legal Writing and Drafting
  • CALI Award, Legal Research and Writing
  • CALI Award, Contracts
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
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