Keith J. Keogh

Keith J. Keogh

Keith has been representing consumers in class actions since 1999.  In the intervening decades he has obtained some of the largest settlements under several different consumer protections laws.

Keith was class counsel in two of the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) settlements in the country, which were  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)

Keith was also class counsel in the top six largest all-cash FACTA class settlements in history, including the $30.9 million settlement in Flaum v Doctors Associates, 16-CV-61198-CMA (S.D. Fla. Mar. 11, 2019);  Richardson v Ikea, 2020CH05480 (Cook County, 2023)($24,000,000 common fund);  Martin v. Safeway, Inc., 2020 CH 5480 (Cir. Ct. Cook Ctny., Ill.) ($20,000,000 common fund); Legg v. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, No. 14-cv-61543-RLR (S.D. Fla. Feb. 18, 2016) ($11 million); Legg v. Spirit Airlines, Inc., No. 14-cv-61978-JIC (S.D. Fla. Aug. 2, 2016) ($7.5 million); and Muransky v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., No. 2020 CH 7156 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty. May 13, 2021) ($6.3 million).

He is a member of the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Indiana, District of Colorado, Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, the Illinois State Bar, and the Florida State Bar, as well as several bar associations and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

He has been a SuperLawyer every year since 2013 through 2023 and a Rising Star from 2008 – 2012.

In addition to the above, Keith was lead or class counsel in the following class settlements, many of which involve claims under the TCPA, FCRA, FACTA or BIPA:

  • Heidelberg v Forman Mills, 2020CH4079. (Cook County, Il. 2023)
  • Quarles v. Pret A Manger (USA) Ltd., 20-cv-7179, ECF No. 46 (N.D. Ill. Jan 18, 2022)
  • Sherman v. Brandt Industries USA Ltd., 20-cv-1185, ECF No. 78 (C.D. Ill. March 22, 2022)
  • Altman v. White House Black Market, Inc., No. 21-A-735 (Cobb Cnty., Ga., Dec. 9, 2021)
  • Guarisma v. Alpargatas USA, Inc. d/b/a Havaianas, Case No. 2020 CH 7426 (Cir. Ct. Cook Ctny., May 24, 2021)
  • Muransky et al. v. The Cheesecake Factory, No. 19-STCV-043875 (Sup. Ct. LA Cty.)
  • Breda v. Cellco Partnership, et al., 16-cv-11512-DJC (D. Mass. Nov. 18, 2021) (TCPA)
  • Iverson v. Advanced Disposal Servs., Inc., No. 18-CV-00867-BJD-JBT (M.D. Fla. Sept. 17, 2021) (TCPA)
  • Braver v. Northstar Alarm Services, LLC, No. 5:17-cv-00383-F (W.D. Okla. Nov. 3, 2020) (TCPA)
  • Goel v. Stonebridge of Arlington Heights, et al., 2018 CH 11015 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty. Jun. 8, 2020)
  • Cook v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., No. 3:16-cv-673-BRD-JRK (M.D. Fla. Jun. 4, 2020) (TCPA)
  • Cranor v. The Zack Group, Inc., No. 4:18-cv-00628-FJG (W.D. Mo. May 18, 2020) (TCPA)
  • Keim v. ADF MidAtlantic, LLC, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204548 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 20, 2020) (TCPA)
  • Hennessy, et al. v. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., et al., 4:17-cv-00872-BCW (W.D. Mo. 2019)
  • Detter v. KeyBank, N.A., No. 1616-cvl0036 (Jackson Cty., Mo. July 12, 2019) (FCRA)
  • Leung v XPO Logistics, Inc., 15 CV 03877 (N.D. Ill. 2018) (TCPA)
  •  Martinez v. Medicredit, 4:16CV01138 ERW (E.D. Mo. 2018) (TCPA)
  • Martin v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 16-cv-09483 (N.D. Ill. 2018) (FCRA)
  • Town & Country Jewelers, LLC v. Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc., et al, 15-CV-02419-PGS-LHG (D. N.J. 2018)(TCPA)
  • Legg v. Am. Eagle Outfitters, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147645 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2017), aff’d 923 F.3d 85 (2d Cir. 2019) (TCPA)
  • Stahl v. RMK Mgmt. Corp., 2015 CH 13459 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty. Sept. 14, 2017)
  • Tripp v. Berman & Rabin, P.A., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3971 (D. Kan. Jan. 9, 2017)
  • Markos v Wells Fargo, 15-cv-01156-LMM (N.D. Ga.) (TCPA)
  • Ossola v Amex 1:13-cv-04836 (N.D. Ill. 2016) (TCPA)
  • Luster v. Wells Fargo, 15-1058-TWT (N.D. Ga.) (TCPA)
  • Prather v Wells Fargo, 15-CV-04231-SCJ (ND. Ga) (TCPA)
  • Joseph et al. v. TrueBlue, Inc. et al., Case No. 3:14-cv-05963 (D. Wa.) (TCPA)
  • Willett, et al. v. Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., et al., Case No. 13-cv-01241-JCH-RHS
  • In re Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, Master Docket No. 3:13-cv-1866-AWT (D. Conn)
  • De Los Santos v Millword Brown, Inc., 9:13-cv-80670-DPG (S.D. Fla.) (TCPA)
  • Allen v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 13-cv-08285 (N.D. Ill. Judge Pallmeyer) (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)
  • Guarisma v. Microsoft Corp., No. 15-cv-24326-CMA (S.D. Fla., Oct. 27, 2017)
  • Wojcik v. Buffalo Bills, Inc., 8:12 CV 2414-SDM-TBM (M.D. Fla. 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, Ill. Judge Berrones) (TCPA)
  • Osada v. Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42330 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 28, 2012) (FCRA)
  • 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 v. 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 v. Golndustry, 03 CH 21136, Circuit Court Cook County (Judge McGann) (TCPA).

In addition, Keith was the attorney primarily responsible for the following class settlements:

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

 

Published Works

  • Co-Author and Co-Editor, Lane’s Goldstein Trial Practice Guide, 1997
  •  Co-Author and Co-Editor, Lane’s Medical Litigation Guide, 1997

Speaking Engagements

Keith has lectured extensively on consumer litigation, including extensively on class actions and the TCPA. For example, he has presented at:

  • The National Consumer Law Center 2022 annual conference on DNC claims under the TCPA.
  •  The National Consumer Law Center 2020 annual conference on TCPA strategy after Facebook.
  •  The National Consumer Law Center 2019 annual conference on the TCPA.
  •  The 2019 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for a session on TCPA Developments.
  •  The 2018 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for two sessions on the TCPA.
  •  The National Consumer Law Center 2017 annual conference on the TCPA.
  •  The National Consumer Law Center 2016 annual conference on the TCPA.
  •  The 2016 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for a session on TCPA Developments.
  •  The National Association of Consumer Advocates November 2015 webinar titled Developments and Anticipated Impact of Recent FCC TCPA Rules.
  •  The National Consumer Law Center 2015 annual conference in San Antonio, Tx. for two sessions on the TCPA.
  •  The 2015 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for three sessions on the TCPA.
  •  The National Consumer Law Center 2014 annual conference in Tampa Fl. for two sessions on the TCPA.
  •  The December 2013 Strafford CLE Webinar titled TCPA Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending Claims Over Phone, Text and Fax Solicitations.
  •  The December 2014 Chicago Bar Association Class Action Seminar titled “Class Action Settlements in the Seventh Circuit: Navigating Turbulent Waters.”
  •  The 2014 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for three sessions on the TCPA.
  •  The National Association of Consumer Advocates November 2013 webinar titled Current Telephone Consumer Protection Act Issues Regarding Cell Phones.
  •   The November 2013 Chicago Bar Association Class Action Committee presentation titled Future of TCPA Class Actions.
  •  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.
  •  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.”
  •  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.”
  •  The 2013 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for three sessions on the TCPA.
  •  The 2012 National Consumer Law Center annual conference for a session on the TCPA.
  •  The 2012 Fair Debt Collection Training Conference for a session on the TCPA.
  •  The 2011 Annual Employment Law Conference hosted by Law Bulletin Seminars Solutions for Employee Classification & Wage/Hour Issues.
  •  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.
  • Defenses to Foreclosures for Lorman Education Services, which was approved for CLE credit, in 2008 and 2010.
  • The 2012 National Consumer Law Center Fair Debt Collection Practices Act conference on Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Developments.
  • The 2012 National Consumer Law Center Fair Debt Collection Practices Act conference.
  •  The 2011 National Consumer Law Center conference for a double session titled ABC’s of Class Actions.

Keith was also a guest lecturer on privacy issues at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Law in March 2010 as well as a 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.”

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Attorney of the Year for 2015 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
  •  Illinois Super Lawyer in 2013-2023.
  •  Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star each year from 2008 through 2013.

His cases have been featured in local newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Naperville Sun, Daily Herald and RedEye.

 

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois.   J.D. – 1999
  •  Northern Illinois University.     B.S. – 1996

 

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.

Please call us now. We handle a majority of our cases on a contingency basis.