Keith D. Grace, a founding member of the firm, is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with experience practicing in the nation’s three largest and most competitive legal markets. Since his admission to the bar in 1994, Mr. Grace has represented clients ranging from major corporations to individuals in a wide range of complex litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Grace handles the defense of general liability and insurance coverage matters, primarily on behalf of large construction companies, corporations, hotels, universities, and other educational institutions. Mr. Grace also handles many of the firm’s commercial litigation matters, which include a wide range of complex disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, trade secret, unfair competition, employment and other claims.
Having achieved success in every aspect of litigation, many of Mr. Grace’s victories over the years have come by way of pre-trial dispositive motion. Mr. Grace has obtained numerous pre-trial victories for clients in State and Federal Courts, including summary judgment victories in high-value New York State Labor Law and insurance coverage matters.
Before founding Cornell Grace in 2010, Mr. Grace practiced with large litigation firms in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York focusing in the areas of complex commercial, insurance, securities, construction, products liability and entertainment litigation.
Mr. Grace received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Oklahoma, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa in his home state of Oklahoma. Mr. Grace completed his third year of legal study as a visiting student at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. During law school he was selected for his school’s National Moot Court Trial Team and the Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity.