Practice qualifications of Keith Liberman, Liberman Law Firm, LLC
I have been a practicing lawyer since my admission to the Missouri and Federal Bars in October, 1982. My solo practice began in July, 1984, then I formed a Limited Liability Company through the State of Missouri in 2000.
- Law (Juris Doctor) Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1982.
- Bachelor of Science Degree from the Tulane University of Louisiana in 1978.
Born in Missouri, I’m married with five adult children and stepchildren, and 2 granddaughters! Excellent health. Enjoy guitar, tennis and running.
Clients call me for many reasons, such as a friend, or another lawyer recommended me. Many clients return. I will meet with you as soon as I can. Tell me what you are worried about, and I’ll tell you the law can do for you.
My job as your lawyer is to gather, organize and interpret all relevant papers and photos. You and I will talk about it and decide what to do next. Then, I present the other side with our position. I will tell you what was said. Many times we resolve cases this way. If negotiations fail, we head to trial.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Many cases are closed following successful mediation. However, when a mediation fails, or is not offered by the opposing side, the case must be tried.
I have tried cases in Missouri Federal and State courts to jury and judge, making me well versed in the rules of procedure and evidence. My appellate experience is in the Missouri State courts and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
ETHICS AND LEGAL ABILITY:
Martindale-Hubbell has rated me as an AV lawyer , its top rating for ability and ethics .I have chaired both the Professionalism and Ethics Committees of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, as well as their Law Related Education Committee. I wrote a monthly ethics column for their publication.
Since 1982 I have been representing people in Missouri State courts. Thousands of clients have trusted me to handle their legal issues. I have seen all of the roadblocks the opposition puts up against injured folks to prevent them from receiving the benefits our law allows them to have. Together, we will break down these defenses.
I KNOW HOW TO SPEAK and LISTEN TO YOU:
My clients have been mostly blue collar. They live in the cities, towns and rural parts of Missouri. I pride myself on being able to speak about complex legal issues without “legalese”. If I don’t explain myself clearly the first time, we’ll try it again until I succeed. You are my boss, I work for you. Ask me your questions, tell me what you want. I will tell you what needs to be done in order to get there.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW:
Worker’s Compensation Law in Missouri is different from other accidents. For example, in a worker’s compensation case, we do not need to prove whose fault your injury is. However, we are not allowed to get any extra money for your pain & suffering. This is the opposite of non- workplace injuries.
Many of my clients have been turned down by other lawyers. I will look at every detail of your case. If you hire me, we will fight together.