Keith W. McDaniel


(504) 846-8330

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Keith McDaniel is a member of McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch, LLC. and leads the firm’s product liability group. Mr. McDaniel represents clients in tort litigation across a spectrum of practice areas including general liability, products liability, mass tort, life sciences, and toxic tort.  He has defended manufacturers of products from the automotive, construction, household product, industrial machinery, life sciences and medical device industries.  Over the course of his practice he has been involved in hundreds of cases and has tried a large number to a defense verdict.  In addition to acting as lead trial counsel throughout Louisiana and other states in the gulf south, he has served on regional and national trial teams coordinating litigation and/or responses to governmental agencies for clients.  He has also defended clients in catastrophic matters involving asbestos exposure, toxic tort, environmental, general liability, transportation and agricultural matters.  He enjoys an active appellate practice and has been instrumental in developing much of the law interpreting aspects of the Louisiana Products Liability Act.  Finally, he enjoys speaking on product liability and litigation skills and the emerging issues relating thereto and has presented to industry groups, professional associations and law schools.

Practice Areas
Class Action
Crisis Management
General Tort Litigation
Life Sciences
Mass Tort
Products Liability Litigation
Toxic Tort Litigation

B.A., Chemistry, University of Mississippi, 1983.
J.D., University of Mississippi. Member, Order of the Barristers (1984-1985).
Chairman, Moot Court Board (1985-1986).

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Mississippi
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
National Native American Bar Association
The Defense Research Institute
The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
The Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
The New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel

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