Keith Givens- Personal Injury Attorney

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

J. Keith Givens, managing partner and shareholder of The Cochran Firm, P.C., has been a civil trial lawyer for consumers and injury victims for over 35 years. A founding partner with Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Keith has managed the firm’s national operations and growth since 1998. He concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Currently, he focuses his practice on truck accident cases, product claims and complex litigation. Keith has obtained over $1 billion in case verdicts and settlements for his clients. He obtained Alabama’s highest verdict for a single wrongful death, a $25 million jury verdict against a drunk driver and a lounge for the family of a man who was killed while jogging. He was also the plaintiffs’ attorney in the $700 million settlement of an environmental case involving PCB, which was the largest settlement in Alabama history at the time. Keith was a finalist for the Public Justice Foundation’s 2008 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, receiving recognition for his work on the environmental case of Perrine v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company. The Perrine case resulted in a $381 million jury verdict and was the highest consumer verdict in the nation in 2007.

Rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubble Bar Register
Al Sansone Service Award: Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
Finalist: Public Justice Foundation’s Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2008
Lawyers of Color Power List, 2015
National Bar Association Presidential Award, 2018
he Trial Lawyer Magazine’s Round Table
America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, 2011-2013
America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, 2014-2018
Top 100 Alabama Trial Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers
Nat. Law Journal, The Keith Givens Visionary Award, 2018

B.S. Business Administration, University of Alabama
B.S. Psychology, University of Alabama
J.D. University of Alabama School of Law

Board Member: University of Alabama Law School Foundation
Former President & Executive Committee Member: The National Trial Lawyers
Member: The Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
Member: All State & Federal Courts in Alabama & Georgia