C. Shane Keith

Biography

Throughout his career, Shane has exclusively represented corporate clients, both plaintiff and defendant. His practice focuses on premises liability, product liability, professional liability and the representation of corporate clients in commercial settings.

Shane has successfully argued numerous motions for summary judgment at both the federal and state level. He successfully argued one of the first Daubert challenges in Georgia to experts in a toxic mold case, in which the Plaintiff alleged that she experienced a series of long-term and serious physical maladies caused by exposure to mold in an Atlanta apartment. Shane has also tried numerous cases in both bench and jury settings.

Services

Education

  • Emory University School of Law  (J.D., 2000)
    • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Auburn University  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • American Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Honors

  • Super Lawyer "Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine (2006, 2009-2015)
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2017-2019)

Trials

  • Tom Cooper and Gail Cooper v. Marten Transport, Ltd. and Dwayne Stroman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 
  • Nathaniel Polite v. Double View Ventures, LLC & Westdale Asset Management, Ltd., Court of Appeals of Georgia, Superior Court of DeKalb County
  • Walker v. Aderhold Properties, Inc., Superior Court of Fulton County
  • Susan J. Tomsic v. Marriott International, Inc. and Broderick W. Sumner, Gwinnett Superior Court 
  • Mulligan v. Marshalls, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Edna Ramcke, Individually and in her Representative Capacity As the Administratrix of the Estate of Robert A. Podorsky (deceased) v. Georgia Power Company, The Southern Company, The Southern Company Generation, Superior Court of Bartow County
  • Alexander Props. Group, Inc. v. Doe, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Kidd v. Dentsply Intl, Inc.
  • Peacock v. Kiser, Superior Court of Henry County, Georgia
  • Garner v. Rite Aid of Ga., Inc.
  • Azubuko v. Berkshire Mut. Ins. Co., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 
  • Martha H. West Trust v. Mkt. Value of Atlanta, Inc.
  • Associated Rubber Co. v. NLRB, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Reported Cases (Selected)

  • Alexander Props. Group, Inc. v. Doe, 280 Ga. 306 (2006)
  • Cooper v. Marten Transp., Ltd., 599 F. App'x 930, 931 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • Cooper v. Marten Transp., Ltd., 539 F. App'x 963, 965 (11th Cir. 2013)
  • Associated Rubber Co. v. NLRB, 296 F.3d 1055 (11th Cir. 2002)
  • Cooper v. Marten Transp., Ltd., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191774 (N.D. Ga. June 4, 2012)
  • Shadburn v. Rosewood Plantation Apartments, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120837 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 28, 2008)
  • Azubuko v. Berkshire Mut. Ins. Co., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26768 (N.D. Ga. Oct. 22, 2003)
  • Tomsic v. Marriott International,  321 Ga. App. 374 (2013)
  • Ramcke v. Ga. Power Co., 306 Ga. App. 736 (2010)
  • Underwood v. Select Tire, Inc., 296 Ga. App. 805 (2009)
  • Kidd v. Dentsply Intl, Inc., 278 Ga. App. 346 (2006)
  • Peacock v. Kiser, 272 Ga. App. 83(2005)
  • Garner v. Rite Aid of Ga., Inc., 265 Ga. App. 737 (2004)
  • Martha H. West Trust v. Mkt. Value of Atlanta, Inc., 262 Ga. App. 90 (2003)

Presentations

  • “Mission Impossible? Rethinking the Defense of Third-Party Criminal-Attack Cases,” Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL (June 2015)
  • "Premises Liability: Emerging Trends and A Return to the Basics?" Georgia Defense Lawyers Association CLE, Atlanta, GA (2012)