Professional Endorsements

AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®

The Martindale-Hubbell rating system was established to measure a lawyer’s peer recognition, legal ability, and ethical standards. An AV rating is a clear indication that the attorney demonstrates the highest professional and ethical standards. It also identifies lawyers with very high to preeminent legal ability and is a reflection of the attorney's experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. Michael J. Keane, Shirin M. Vesely, and Brandon S. Vesely are currently AV rated.


Board Certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Florida Bar Board Certification is a reflection of an attorney's skill, professionalism, and overall excellence.  To be certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar, an attorney must demonstrate at least five years in civil trial practice.  The attorney must also offer a satisfactory showing of involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought, meet a continuing legal education requirement, and pass a rigorous certification exam.  The Florida Bar Board then conducts a peer review assessment of an attorney's character, ethics, and professionalism.  Only 1075 attorneys in Florida are certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Certification, as of September 2010.  Attorney Michael Keane has earned this prestigious recognition.

Best Lawyers of America

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.   Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide in the United States, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 39,766 attorneys in 80 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Attorney Michael Keane, (1953 - 2014), was honored in Best Lawyers in America as being a go-to person for "Bet the Company Litigation."

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process.  Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.  The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.  Michael J. Keane, (1953 - 2014), has been recognized among the Florida Super Lawyers for five consecutive years.

Florida Trend's Legal Elite

Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2010 recognizes the top tier of attorneys practicing in Florida as chosen by their colleagues.  The resulting list of 1,160 attorneys represents approximately 1.8% of the over 64,000 active Florida Bar members who practice in the state.  Michael J. Keane, (1953 - 2014), has been selected among the ranks of the legal elite.