J. Keith Russell

Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Main street 811
Houston 77002 TX US

J. Keith Russell concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and general business litigation, with a focus on motor vehicle franchise litigation. As part of the manufacturer and dealer team, he has an appreciation for a collaborative approach to litigation.

Keith often works with manufacturers in cases involving establishment of new dealerships, dealership relocations, terminations of dealerships and many other issues involving the manufacturer-dealer relationship.

Experience :

  • Successful first-chair representation of an automobile manufacturer in protest by a dealer against the establishment of a new dealership, resulting in a unanimous decision in favor of the manufacturer. Responsible for all aspects of trial preparation and trial.
  • Successful second-chair representation of a construction equipment manufacturer in an arbitration proceeding to terminate the dealer agreement of a poor-performing dealership. Responsible for depositions, discovery, trial preparation, and examination and cross-examination of fact witnesses.
  • Represented an automobile manufacturer in class certification cases at trial court and on appeal. Heavily involved in extensive class certification and appellate briefings.

Memberships :

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association: Dispute Resolution Committee Volunteer Mediator (2002 to 2006)

Community : Houston BBB Volunteer Mediator/Arbitrator (2003 to 2006)

Education :

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1998; cum laude; Articles Editor and Member, Houston Journal of International Law
  • B.A., Government, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1999


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