Member Spotlight: Richard J. Keshian

19 Mar 2024 6:32 AM | Lynette Pitt (Administrator)

MEET:  Richard J. Keshian

Rich Keshian is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in the firm's Winston-Salem office. He specializes in product liability and business litigation in the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation group. With over 80 cases tried to verdict in federal and state courts, he is an experienced trial lawyer. Rich is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and has been a member of NCADA for most of his legal career. Get to know him here!

What drew you to the practice of law and to a litigation and trial practice? The ability to advocate for others, and help them solve problems. I thought I wanted to be a real estate attorney for lifestyle reasons, but quickly learned that I love the competition involved in trial practice- it is the closest thing to sports.

How has membership in NCADA benefited your professional life? I have made life long friends who I still lean on for advice and wisdom.

What would you do if you were not a lawyer? High School social studies or English teacher and coach

What is the biggest career challenge you’ve had to overcome?  Learning to leave work at the office, rather than think about it when I am supposed to be sleeping

What is your favorite legal movie or TV show and why? Devil’s Advocate, because it vividly portrays the temptations to which we are all susceptible in our profession

Fun fact that people probably don’t know about you? I am still playing ice hockey, and have played in a number of pond hockey tournaments

What excites you the most right now? Spending time with my two young grandsons

What is one piece of professional or life advice you would tell your younger self? Don’t try to control or worry about that which is out of my control.

Thanks for sharing, Rich!  Be sure to connect with Rich today. 

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