Keith J. Keogh

Keith J. Keogh

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 866-726-1092
Fax: 312-726-1093
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Keith J. Keogh is a member of United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Wisconsin and Illinois State Bar as well as several bar associations, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, a SuperLawyer for 2013, 2014 and 2015 and a Rising Star from 2008 – 2012.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D. – 1999
  • Northern Illinois University
    B.S. – 1996
  • Co-Author and Co-Editor, Lane’s Goldstein Trial Practice Guide, 1997
  • Co-Author and Co-Editor, Lane’s Medical Litigation Guide, 1997

Representative Cases

I am class counsel in the two largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) settlements in the country.   See:

  • Hageman v. AT&T Mobility LLC, et al., Case 1:13-cv-00050-DLC-RWA (D. MT.) (Co-Lead) (Final Approval Granted February 11, 2015 providing for a $45 million settlement for a class of 16,000 persons)
  • Capital One Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, et al., 12-cv-10064 (N.D. Ill. Judge Holderman) (Liaison Counsel and additional Class Counsel) (Final Approval Granted February 12, 2015, for a $75 million settlement)

In addition to the above, I was lead or class counsel in the following class settlements, many of which involve claims under the TCPA.   See:

  • De Los Santos v Millword Brown, Inc., 9:13-cv-80670-DPG (S.D. Fl) (TCPA)
  • Allen v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 13-cv-08285 (N.D. Ill. Judge Pallmeyer)(Pending Final Approval) (TCPA)
  • Cooper v NelNet, 6:14-cv-314-Orl-37DAB (M.D. Fl.) (TCPA)
  • Thomas v Bacgroundchecks.com, 3:13-CV-029-REP (E.D. Va.) (additional class counsel)
  • Lopera v RMS, 12-c-9649 (N.D. Ill. Judge Wood)
  • Kubacki v Peapod, 13-cv-729 (N.D. Ill. Judge Mason)
  • Wojcik v. Buffalo Bills, Inc., 8:12 CV 2414-SDM-TBM (M.D. Fl. Judge Merryday) (TCPA)
  • Curnal v LVNV Funding, LLC., 10 CV 1667 (Wyandotte County, KS 2014) (Unlicensed debt collector under KS law)
  • Cummings v Sallie Mae, 12 C-9984 (N.D. Ill. Judge Gottschall)   (TCPA) (co-lead)
  • Brian J. Wanca, J.D., P.C. v. L.A. Fitness International, LLC, Case No. 11-CV-4131 (Lake County, Il. Judge Berrones) (TCPA)
  • Osada v. Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42330 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 28, 2012) (FCRA class)
  • Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. v. Vanguard Energy Services, L.L.C., et al, 12-cv-3671 (N.D. Ill. 2013 Judge Gottschall) (TCPA)
  • Saf-T-Gard v TSI, 10-c-7671, (N.D. Ill. Judge Rowland) (TCPA)
  • Cain v Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. 10-cv-02697 (N.D. Ill. Judge Keys) (TCPA)
  • Iverson v Rick Levin & Associates, 08 CH 42955 Circuit Court Cook County (Judge Cohen) (TCPA)
  • Saf-T-Gard v Seiko, 09 C 776 (N.D. Ill. Judge Bucklo) (TCPA)
  • Jones v. Furniture Bargains, LLC, 09 C 1070 (N.D. Ill) (FLSA collective action)
  • Saf-T-Gard v Metrolift, 07 CH 1266 Circuit Court Cook County (Judge Rochford) (Co-Lead) (TCPA)
  • Bilek v Countrywide, 08 C 498 (N.D. Ill. Judge Gottschell)
  • Pacer v Rochenback, 07 C 5173 (N.D. Ill. Judge Cole)
  • Overlord Enterprises Wheaton Winfield Dental Associates, 04 CH 01613, Circuit Court Cook County (Judge McGann) (TCPA)
  • Whiting v SunGard, 03 CH 21135, Circuit Court Cook County (Judge McGann) (TCPA)
  • Whiting Golndustry,03 CH 21136, Circuit Court Cook County (Judge McGann) (TCPA)

I was the attorney primarily responsible for the following class settlements:

  • Wollert Client Services, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6485 (N.D. Ill. 2000)
  • Rentas Vacation Break USA, 98 CH 2782, Circuit Court of Cook County (Judge Billik)
  • McDonald Washington Mutual Bank, supra
  • Wright Bank One Credit Corp., 99 C 7124 (N.D. Ill. Judge Guzman)
  • Arriaga Columbia Mortgage, 01 C 2509 (N.D. Ill. Judge Lindberg)
  • Frazier Provident Mortgage, 00 C 5464 (N.D. Ill. Judge Coar)
  • Largosa Universal Lenders, 99 C 5049 (N.D. Ill. Judge Leinenweber)
  • Arriaga GNMortgage, (N.D. Ill. Judge Holderman)
  • Williams Mercantile Mortgage, 00 C 6441 (N.D. Ill. Judge Pallmeyer)
  • Reid First American Title, 00 C 4000 (N.D. Ill. Magistrate Judge Ashman)
  • Fabricant Old Kent, 99 C 6846 (N.D. Ill. Magistrate Judge Bobrick)
  • Mendelovits Sears, 99 C 4730 (N.D. Ill. Magistrate Judge Brown)
  • Leon Washington Mutual, 01 C 1645 (N.D. Ill. Judge Alesia)

In addition, to the above settlements, I was appointed class counsel in:

  • In Re Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, Master Docket No. 3:13-cv-1866-AWT (D. Conn) (Interim Co-Lead)
  • Galvan v. NCO Fin. Sys., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128592 (N.D. Ill. 2012)
  • Osada v. Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42330 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 28, 2012) (FCRA class)
  • Pesce v First Credit Services, 11-cv-01379 (N.D. Ill. December 19 2011) (TCPA Class)
  • Smith v Greytsone Alliance, 09 CV 5585 (N.D. Ill. 2010)
  • Cicilline Jewel Food Stores, Inc., 542 F.Supp.2d 831 (N.D.Ill. 2008)(Co-Lead Counsel for FACTA class)
  • Harris Best Buy Co., 07 C 2559,2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22166 (N.D.Ill. March 20, 2008)( FACTA class)
  • Matthews United Retail, Inc., 248 F.R.D. 210 (N.D.Ill. 2008)( FACTA class)
  • Redmon Uncle Julio’s, Inc., 249 F.R.D. 290 (N.D.Ill. 2008)( FACTA class)
  • Harris Circuit City Stores, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12596,2008 WL 400862 (N.D. Ill. 2008)( FACTA class)
  • Pacer v Rockenbach Chevrolet Sales, Inc., 07 C 5173 (N.D. Ill. 2008)( FACTA class)

Some reported cases of mine involving consumer protection include:

  • Galvan v. NCO Portfolio Mgmt. Inc., 794 F.3d 716, 721 (7th Cir. 2015)
  • Smith v Greystone, 772 F.3d 448 (7th 2014)
  • Clark v Absolute Collection Agency, 741 F.3d 487 (4th 2014)
  • Lox v. CDA, Ltd., 689 F.3d 818 (7th Cir. 2012)
  • Townsel v. DISH Network L.L.C., 668 F.3d 967 (7th Cir. Ill. 2012)
  • Catalan v. GMAC Mortgage Corp., No. 09-2182 (7th Cir. 2011)
  • Gburek v Litton Loan, 614 F.3d 380 (7th Cir. 2010)
  • Sawyer v. Ensurance Insurance Services consolidated with Killingsworth HSBC Bank Nev., NA., 507 F3d 614, 617 (7th Cir. 2007)
  • Echevarria et al. v. Chicago Title and Trust Co., 256 F3d 623 (7th Cir. 2001)
  • Demitro GMAC, 388 Ill. App. 3d 15, 16 (lst Dist. 2009)
  • Hill v. St. Paul Bank, 329 Ill. App. 3d 7051, 1768 N.E.2d 322 (lst Dist. 2002)
  • In re Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid Contract Litig., 2009 S. Dist. LEXIS 35595 (D.N.J. 2009)
  • Catalan v. RBC Mortg. Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26963 (N.D. Ill. 2009)
  • Elkins v. Equifax, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18522 (N.D. Ill. 2009)
  • Harris DirecTV Group, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8240 (N.D. Ill. 2008)
  • In re TJX Cos., Inc., Fair & Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) Litig., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38258 (D. Kan. 2008)
  • Martin Wal- Mart Stores, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89715 (N.D. Ill. 2007)
  • Elkins Ocwen Fed. Sav. Bank Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84556 (N.D. Ill. 2007)
  • Harris Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76012 (N.D. Ill. 2007)
  • Stegvilas v. Evergreen Motors, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35303 (N.D. Ill. 2007)
  • Cook River Oaks Hyundai, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21646 (N. D. Ill. 2006)
  • Gonzalez v. W. Suburban Imps., Inc., 411 F. Supp. 2d 970 (N.D. Ill. 2006)
  • Eromon GrandAuto Sales, Inc., 333 F. Supp. 2d 702 (N.D. Ill. 2004)
  • Williams Precision Recovery, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6190 (N.D. Ill. 2004)
  • Doe Templeton, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24471 (N.D. Ill. 2003)
  • Ayala Sonnenschein Fin. Servs., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20148 (N.D. Ill. 2003)
  • Gallegos Rizza Chevrolet, Inc., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18060 (N.D. Ill. 2003)
  • Szwebel Pap’s Auto Sales, Inc., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13044 (N.D. Ill. 2003)
  • Johnstone Bank of America, 173 F. Supp.2d 809 (N.D. Ill. 2001)
  • Leon Washington Mutual Bank, 164 F. Supp.2d 1034 (N.D. Ill. 2001)
  • Ploog v. HomeSide Lending, 2001 WL 987889 (N.D. Ill. 2001)
  • Christakos Intercounty Title, 196 F.R.D. 496 (N.D. Ill. 2000)
  • Batten Bank One, 2000 WL 1364408 (N.D. Ill. 2000)
  • McDonald Washington Mutual Bank, 2000 WL 875416 (N.D. Ill. 2000)
  • Williamson Advanta Mtge Corp., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16374 (N.D. Ill. 1999). The Christakos case significantly broadened title and mortgage companies’ liability under Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”) and McDonald is the first reported decision to certify a class regarding mortgage-servicing issues under the Cranston-Gonzales Amendment of RESPA

I have argued before the Seventh Circuit, the First District of Illinois and the MultiLitigation Panel in:

  • Townsel v. DISH Network L.L.C., 668 F.3d 967 (7th Cir. Ill. 2012)
  • Catalan v GMACM (7th Cir. 2010)
  • Gburek v Litton Loan Servicing (7th Cir. 2009)
  • Sawyer v Esurance (7th Cir. 2007)
  • Echevarria, et al. Chicago Title and Trust Co. (7th Cir. 2001)
  • Morris v Bob Watson, (lst. Dist. 2009)
  • Iverson v Gold Coast Motors Inc., (lst. Dist. 2009)
  • Demitro v. GMAC (lst Dist. 2008), Hill v. St. Paul Bank (lst Dist. 2002)
  • In Re: Sears, Roebuck & Company Debt Redemption Agreements Litigation (MDL Docket No. 1389.) Echevarria was part of a group of several cases that resulted in a nine million dollar settlement with Chicago Title

Published Works

    • Co-authoring and co-editing the 1997 supplement to Lane’s Goldstein Trial Practice Guide
    • Lane’s Medical Litigation Guide

Speaking Engagements

I have lectured extensively on consumer litigation, including extensively on class actions and the TCPA. For example, I:

  • Presented at the National Consumer Law Center 2015 annual conference in SanAntonio, Tx. for two sessions on the TCPA
  • Presented at the 2015 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for three sessions on the TCPA
  • Presented at the National Consumer Law Center 2014 annual conference in Tampa Fl. for two sessions on the TCPA
  • Panelist for the December 2013 Strafford CLE Webinar titled TCPA Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending Claims Over Phone, Text and Fax Solicitations
  • Panelist for the December 2014 Chicago Bar Association Class Action Seminar titled “Class Action Settlements in the Seventh Circuit: Navigating Turbulent Waters”
  • Presented at the 2014 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for three sessions on the TCPA
  • Panelist for the December 2013 Strafford CLE Webinar titled Class Actions for Telephone and Fax Solicitation and Advertising Post‐ Leveraging TCPI lectured at the 2014 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for three sessions on the TCPA
  • Panelist for the December 2013 Strafford CLE Webinar titled Class Actions for Telephone and Fax Solicitation and Advertising Post‐ Leveraging TCPA Developments in Federal Jurisdiction, Class Suitability, and New Technology
  • Presented for the National Association of Consumer Advocates November 2013 webinar titled Current Telephone Consumer Protection Act Issues Regarding Cell Phones
  • Presenter for the November 2013 Chicago Bar Association Class Action Committee presentation titled Future of TCPA Class Actions
  • Speaker at the Social Security Administration’s Chicago office in August 2013 on a presentation on identity theft, which included consumers’ rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Panelist for the May 14, 2013 Chicago Bar Association Class Action Seminar titled “The Shifting Landscape of Class Litigation” as well as for the March 20, 2013 Strafford CLE webinar titled “Class Actions for Telephone and Fax Solicitation and Advertising Post‐ Leveraging TCPA Developments in Federal Jurisdiction, Class Suitability, and New Technology”
  • Lectured at the June 6, 2013 Consumer Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association on the topic “Employment Background Reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Improper consent forms to failure to provide background report prior to adverse action”
  • Lectured at the 2013 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for three sessions on the TCPA
  • Presented at the 2012 National Consumer Law Center annual conference for a session on the TCPA
  • Presented at the 2012 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for a session on the TCPA
  • Panelist for Solutions for Employee Classification & Wage/Hour Issues at the 2011 Annual Employment Law Conference hosted by Law Bulletin Seminars
  • Lectured at the 2011 National Consumer Law Center conference for a session titled Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Claims, Scope, Remedies as well as lectured at the same 2011 National Consumer Law Center conference for a double session titled ABC’s of Class Actions
  • Taught Defenses to Foreclosures for Lorman Education Services, which was approved for CLE credit, in 2008 and 2010
  • Guest lecturer on privacy issues at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Law. In March 2010
  • Guest speaker for the Legal Services Office of The Graduate School and Kellogg MBA Program at Northwestern University for its seminar titled: “Financial Survival Guide: Legal Strategies for Graduate Students During A Period of Economic Uncertainty”

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Developments, 2012 National Consumer Law Center Fair Debt Collection Practices Act conference
  • Lecturer, double session titled ABC’s of Class Actions annual, 2011 National Consumer Law Center conference
  • Keith was a member of the three-person panel titled Solutions for Employee Classification & Wage/Hour Issues, Annual Employment Law Conference hosted by Law Bulletin Seminars, 2011
  • Lecturer, Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Claims, Scope, Remedies, 2011 National Consumer Law Center conference
  • Speaker, Financial Survival Guide: Legal Strategies for Graduate Students During A Period of Economic Uncertainty, Student legal Services Office, The Graduate School and Kellogg MBA Program, Northwestern University, 2010
  • Defenses to Foreclosures, Lorman Education Services, 2008, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Privacy Issues, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Attorney of the Year for 2015 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Illinois Super Lawyer in 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star each year from 2008 through 2013
  • My cases have been featured in local newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Naperville Sun, Daily Herald and RedEye.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member

Our Location

Based in Chicago, Keogh Law, Ltd., represents clients in Illinois communities such as Orland Park, Calumet City, Hammond, Aurora, Naperville, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, Glenview, Skokie, Waukegan, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, LaSalle County and Will County. We also represent clients nationwide.

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