Prior to practicing law, Keith was an environmental consultant with over ten years‘ experience working with clients on water, air, hazardous waste, and groundwater remediation matters. His practice focuses on environmental law, and also includes energy, real estate, and economic development. Keith has represented clients before the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Besides serving as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law in the area of environmental law, hazardous waste law, and the Clean Water Act, Keith has lectured on environmental issues in real estate development, Brownfields, and related environmental issues.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Environment)
  • Leadership Jackson (2002-03)
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Young Lawyer of the Year, 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2015-24, Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental)

Community & Professional

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Adjunct Professor (Clean Water Act & Hazardous Waste Law)
  • Jackson State University - College of Public Service, former adjunct professor (Environmental Policy, School of Policy & Planning)
  • American Bar Association
  • ASTM International (Participating Member, Committee Member E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action)
  • Environmental Law Association
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • The Mississippi Bar (Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, Executive Committee)
  • Geological Society of America, Fellow
  • Jackson Friends of the City Animal Shelter (Board Member)
  • State of Tennessee, Professional Geologist

Articles & Publications

  • "Westlaw's Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law," Chapter31, Environmental Law - October 2016 Update (co-author)
  • "Institutional Controls and the Mississippi Uniform Environmental Covenants Act," Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites, American Bar Association, January 2012 (co-author)


  • Mississippi Law Update 2019 – Environmental Law in Mississippi, May 3, 2019 (co-presenter)
  • Key Environmental Issues in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 - What's Water and Whose is it? The Changing Landscape of WOTUS, Circuit Splits, and the Regional Water Wars, June 11, 2019 (Panelist)


Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1998

Bachelor's Degree: Boston University, B.A., 1981