His experience as corporate counsel included working with insurance and risk management issues, OSHA, environmental and other governmental compliance issues, product design and warning issues, commercial, municipal and industrial revenue bond contract matters, and medical insurance, workers compensation, worker safety and a wide range of personnel matters. Keith's corporate experience involved production and personnel matters for plants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas and Virginia. Since 1990, Keith has been engaged exclusively in the general practice of law, with a special emphasis as counselor at law for his individual and business clients. Keith's philosophy embraces innovative methods in resolving clients' problems, and good-natured counseling to avoid them.
Keith is assisted on occasion in the office by his wife Claudia. They have been married since 1970, and have enjoyed the local presence of their two daughters, Karen (1974-2014) and Katherine (Katie). Leigh Waters and Rebecca Peffer provide the very capable daily law office assistance. The office and clients enjoyed the regal presence of Keith's Vizsla Zoe (1993-2009) for a number of years.
Keith is actively involved in his community. He has served the Boy Scouts in many capacities since 1975, and has been a member of the local Salvation Army Advisory Board since 1976. He helped found the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation (Sound Rivers Foundation), a river advocacy group, and is a very active cook at the annual oyster roast each November. Keith enjoys working and socializing with his legal colleagues in the local and Second Judicial District bar. He was a 2012 committee member of the Beaufort County Tricentennial (1712-2012), during which he actively engaged in the celebration of a very colorful and entertaining history of the county. He is currently involved in promoting the growth of the Historic Port of Washington Project, preserving Washington's history as a federal port from 1790 to 1960.