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Attorney Darla L. Keen represents firm clients in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home NegligencePersonal Injury and Wrongful Death litigation.

Darla L. Keen specializes in all areas of medical malpractice and is passionate in her fight for justice for medical malpractice victims,  including the aggressive pursuit of justice for injured children with preventable birth injuries.  She also specializes in pursuing justice for the elderly who have been abused or neglected in nursing homes and assisted living facilities such as victims of preventable falls. In addition, Darla handles all aspects of wrongful death and personal injury litigation including motor vehicle accidents.

Ms. Keen attended the University of Kentucky College of Law and while in school, served as an associate editor of the Kentucky Law Journal.  She has been published in the Kentucky Law Journal as well as in the National Insurance Law Review.  Before joining the firm in 2004, Darla spent many years as a defense attorney representing hospitals, nursing homes and physicians in medical malpractice cases.  She now represents the injured victims in the same types of cases. Her defense experience is a tremendous benefit to her injured clients when negotiating settlements and trying cases on their behalf.

Darla L. Keen has been awarded the Avvo Client’s Choice award for her numerous client five star reviews, and has been nominated by her peers as a Super Lawyer from 2015-2024, Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney, 2015-2024, a title only given to the top 5% of attorneys in the nation.

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  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 1996
  • B.S., University of Southern Indiana, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1996
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court of Western District of Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2005

Published Works

  • The Entitlement Exclusion in the Personal Auto Policy: The Road to Reducing Litigation in Permissive Use Cases or Dead End?, Kentucky Law Journal, 1996
  • The Entitlement Exclusion in the Personal Auto Policy: The Road to Reducing Litigation in Permissive Use Cases or Dead End?, Republished National Insurance Law Journal – Vol. 8, No. 3, 1997

Professional Associations and Leadership Activities

  • Member: American Association for Justice
  • Member: Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member: Florida Justice Association
  • Member: Palm Beach Bar Association
  • Member: Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Member: The Florida Bar Association


  • US News & World Reports, Best Lawyers in America 2021-2023
  • Super Lawyers:  Top rated Medical Malpractice Attorney 2015-2024
  • Palm Beach Illustrated Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyer 2019-2023
  • Jupiter Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2020-2022
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2024
  • Avvo Clients Choice Award


Kevin Smith and Darla Keen exhibited incredible dedication and professionalism throughout the duration our case. We were made to feel prioritized as clients—all our questions were answered, phone calls and emails were prompt, and we were kept informed during every step of the process. They were extremely gentle, compassionate, and sincere when dealing with our delicate case. Our family will be forever grateful for their knowledge and tireless legal work on our behalf.

- EvanJuly 30, 2019

My experience with Attorney Darla Keen was everything I had hoped for, and also with her Paralegal Ivette Sanchez, would HIGHLY RECOMMEND for all of your needs, can’t thank them enough.

- TerryNovember 19, 2019

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