Keith J. Hesse

Keith J. Hesse

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Keith’s strong background covers a broad spectrum of legal experience, including commercial and corporate matters, non-compete agreements, real property litigation and class actions. He has litigated cases of statewide and national significance. He has extensive experience in probate, trust, and guardianship disputes, representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and creditors. Keith serves on the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida and has been commended for his many contributions. He also counsels FloridaMakes, a statewide industry organization dedicated to advancing Florida manufacturers.

Keith is admitted to The Florida Bar and is also admitted to practice in federal court before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court.

He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He holds a B.A. from the University of Florida.

BACKGROUND

Keith grew up in Central Florida, attending Bishop Moore High School.

ADMISSIONS

  • State of Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit,
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • B.A., University of Florida

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Former Chair, Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Manufacturers Association of Central Florida

CIVIC

  • Prior President & Board Member, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
  • Member, Leadership Orlando Class 39
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Barry University Law School
  • Former Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Winter Park-Maitland
  • Former Board member Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Florida
  • Repeated pro bono recognition from OCBA/Legal Aid Society

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • St. Thomas More Award, Catholic Lawyers Guild

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