Keith Kecskes is the founding partner of Kecskes, Silver & Gadd, PC. In over 20 years of practice, Keith has gained extensive litigation experience in banking, real estate, corporate law, construction, insurance defense, personal injury, criminal defense and municipal law. Keith’s experience in construction law includes representing builders, developers, commercial construction companies, insurance restoration contractors and homeowners in matters of litigation, contract work and compliance with the Michigan Construction Lien Act.
Keith received his Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University and his Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law. While in law school, Keith clerked for the Chief Justice of the Oakland County Circuit Court.
Keith began his legal career as litigation counsel for Northpointe Insurance Company where he acquired extensive trial experience in defending premises liability, dram shop and automobile negligence claims. After leaving Northpointe, he joined the law firm of Harnisch & Hohauser where he expanded his practice areas to include commercial litigation and plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.
In 1999, Keith started his own firm which became the foundation underlying Kecskes, Gadd & Parker, PC. In the Fall of 1999, Keith became civil counsel to the City of River Rouge, gaining valuable municipal law experience handling eminent domain cases, zoning matters, municipal boundary litigation, intergovernmental cooperation, property taxation and general civil municipal litigation.
Keith also serves as a private mediator in construction and family law matters.
Bachelor of Arts John Carroll University
J.D. Detroit College of Law
AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated 2009
(the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards).
Wayne County Bar Association 1994
State Bar of Michigan 1993
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of MI
Admitted to the United States Tax Court Since 2014
Certified by National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) to close SBA loans
Practiced in foreign jurisdictions with special consent: (Florida, Missouri, Wyoming, Arkansas, Illinois and Ohio)
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
Article, “Open & Obvious Revisited” was published in the NPIC Insurance Quarterly.
Article “Trying the Soft Tissue Case in the State of Michigan” published by the National Business Institute
Lectured at the National Business Institute Facility, presenting trial preparation instruction and strategies to young lawyers in the State of Michigan.