Burr & Forman

D. Keith Andress

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  • J.D., cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law (1994)
  • B.A., Auburn University (1989)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2011 in Insurance Law; since 2013 in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; since 2016 in Construction Law; since 2018 in Construction Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; since 2020 in Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Litigation - Banking and Finance and Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2021)
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense (2012 – 2017); Real Estate (2018, 2019); Business Litigation (2020)
  • Member – American, Alabama, and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow – Trial Lawyer Honor Society, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow – Birmingham Bar Foundation
  • Fellow – American Bar Foundation

Partner | Birmingham, AL

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Construction and Project Development Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance


Financial Institutions

Keith is a partner in the firm’s General Commercial Litigation practice group where he represents clients in complex commercial litigation and construction disputes. His broad experience includes breach-of-contract actions, business torts, and theft of trade secret matters.

Keith also defends financial institutions and loan servicers in litigation and represents builders, engineers, and suppliers in breach of contract and negligence construction cases. Keith was recently lead counsel in two TCPA trials where his clients both received judgment in their favor. He brings to Burr his prior experience working in insurance defense handling insurance coverage issues.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Keith obtained his CPA certificate and practiced public accounting at Ernst & Young. Because of his trial experience and CPA, Keith is often brought into cases to depose and cross examine the opposing party’s financial damages expert witnesses.