Keechl Law was founded with a vision of providing legal assistance for those whose rights were often challenged by outdated laws and outlooks. For over 20 years, our team has worked for equality and justice for our clients and provided legal services to the LGBTQ community.
KENNETH E. KEECHL ESQ.
Kenneth E. Keechl received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in History from Florida State University in 1984 and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree with Honors from Florida State University in 1987, where he was the Associate Editor and the Article and Notes Editor of the Florida State University Law Review. Mr. Keechl has been practicing for thirty years and is AV rated by his peers. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Keechl is a member of the American Bar and Broward County Bar Associations and has served on the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee of The Florida Bar. Mr. Keechl was elected to the Broward County Commission in 2006 and served as Broward County’s first openly gay Mayor from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Keechl is dedicated to serving the LGBTQ Community and its legal needs.
Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
Juris Doctor, With Honors – 1987
Law Review: Florida State Law Review, Associate Editor
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 1984
Supreme Court of Florida, 1987
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1990
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1991
LEADERSHIP AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Defeat of Senate Joint Resolution 27, Is There a Lottery in Florida’s Future, 13 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 901, 1985
• Armao v. Robert McKenney, 2017 WL 1718827 (Fla. 4th DCA)
• Anthony A. v. Russell T.: Recovery of $2,100,000.00 enforcing oral cohabitation agreement
• George C. v. Joe B: Recovery of $301,000 and 1/2 household furnishing and jewelry
Professional Associations & Memberships
City of Plantation, Assistant City Attorney, 1992 – 2006
Broward County Bar Association, Member, Section of Young Lawyers
American Bar Association, Member
Florida Bar Association, Member, Committee on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, 1988 – 1989
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
Gay and Lesbian Legal Network, Member, 2013 – Present
Brinkley Morgan et. al., Associate/Partner, 1987 – 2006
Kopelowitz Ostrow et. al., Partner, 2007 – 2012
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Broward Lawyers Care, 1988 – 1991
SunServe, Board of Directors, 2015 – Present
Ken is our hero. We were in a desperate situation. Someone had stolen all of our assets and was in the process of trying to take our ownership in jointly owned real estate. Since our assets were gone, we had no idea what we were going to do, or how we would live. After reaching out to Ken and telling him our story, he was willing to take our case for a percentage of anything we were able to recover. That was a huge risk for Ken because if we got nothing, he would have worked for free for three years. He just did not care, he said it was the right thing to do. The experience was eye opening to the legal system. We had no idea what it would take to get through the process. Ken worked endless hours during the week and on weekends. He was truly amazing in court. The other party lost the case and we won. Bottom line, it cost the person that had stolen our assets two and a half times what we would have settled for. That is ALL thanks to an attorney that wanted to just do the right thing. That attorney is Kenneth E. Keechl. .. our hero!
I'm not a veteran of lawsuits-either as a plaintiff or defendant. So when I was in a dispute with a former client for big stakes (for me), it was a big deal and big stress. Ken Keechl treated my case like it was a big deal to him as well. He went through the details and formulated an innovative legal strategy that was not apparent to other attorneys or me. He applied his experience and knowledge of the law and came up with a winning approach while reassuring me along the way. I can't say enough about Ken's help and remain grateful for his dedication to my case.
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