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 and personal injury claims. 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 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, the American Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; he is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Indiana and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Keith is active in the Evansville community, contributing his time and talents to many causes, including service on the Mayor’s Golden Goal Committee, which helped develop Evansville’s multi-million dollar Goebel Soccer Complex. Since 1994, Keith has served as a youth coach for all ages and various clubs within the Evansville area, and previously was the President of the Evansville Soccer Club—the city’s largest youth soccer organization at the time. He is a member of the Evansville Police Department Foundation’s Board of Governors, and serves on the Board for the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation. 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.