Keith W. Vonderahe
Keith is a partner in the firm. He focuses his practice in litigation and appellate advocacy, including commercial disputes, domestic matters, utility law and municipal law, while also handling select criminal cases, personal injury claims and representing parties in Title IX proceedings at local universities. Keith currently serves as an Assistant Attorney for the City of Evansville, where he oversees all litigation. Previously, Keith served as Litigation Counsel for Vanderburgh County from 2005 through 2011 and was an Assistant Attorney for the City of Evansville from 2000 to 2003. Keith’s admissions to practice include all Indiana state and federal courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Keith has extensive bench and jury trial experience, as well as oral argument experience before the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Such cases have included issues ranging from the defense of alleged constitutional deprivations to the interpretation of indemnity agreements between publicly traded companies. His jury trial experience includes successfully defending wrongful death claims, prosecuting personal injury claims and obtaining defense verdicts in criminal courts.
Keith was born in Evansville, Indiana, and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville in 1994. He earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1999. Keith was heavily involved in the men’s soccer programs at both NCAA Division I schools. While at Evansville, Keith earned four varsity letters, served as team captain, received several team honors, won three conference championships and participated in three NCAA post-season tournaments, including the 1990 NCAA Final Four. At Tulsa, Keith served as the assistant coach for the men’s soccer team from 1995-1999. Those teams participated in two conference championship games and consistently received top 25 rankings in the sport’s national polls.
Currently, Keith is a member of the Evansville Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In May of 2019, Keith was elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.
Keith is active in the Evansville community, contributing his time, talents and resources to many causes, including current service on the Evansville Police Department Foundation’s Board of Governors and the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation’s Board of Directors. He also supports many area schools, including the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, F.J. Reitz High School, Reitz Memorial High School and St. Benedict Cathedral School.