Dr. Keith W. Diener
Keith has argued cases in over 25 different courts in multiple states, including Federal Circuit and State Supreme Courts, worked on matters within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, before unemployment panels, and various other administrative agencies. His combination of experience in both employment and family law serves Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law well.
Keith has a passion for research, writing, teaching and publication. He is a professor and award-winning author of over 20 articles and book chapters. He has studied or taught in the United Kingdom, Austria, Colombia, and the United States. He is currently working on his first book on ethics in the practice of law.
After working at My Rights Lawyers for many years, upon the merger with Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law, Keith became a Senior Associate at the firm, providing him with the opportunity to practice law, strategize, write legal briefs, attend court, and work with clients. His experience in education and his writing and litigation skills are valuable assets to Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law and the clients we represent throughout South Jersey.
Keith is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C. He moved to New Jersey several years ago after practicing employment law and family law for firms in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
- University of North Carolina B.A., Philosophy and Religion, 2003 – University
- Georgia State University J.D., 2006; M.A., Master of Philosophy, 2006 – University
- George Washington University LL.M., Master of Law, 2007 – University
- Georgetown University D.L.S., Doctorate Liberal Studies, 2014 – University
- New Jersey
- Washington D.C.
- North Carolina
- MAALSB, Executive Board Member
- Georgetown Club of Southern New Jersey, Executive Board Member
- Past Editor-in-Chief of the Atlantic Law Journal
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