Keith Kodosky is a partner in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. He has over 20 years experience in handling complex commercial litigation, including products liability, corporate governance, contract disputes, real estate, trade secrets, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and bankruptcy matters.
He has represented clients in securities fraud class actions, shareholder/partnership disputes, shareholder inspection actions, business appraisal disputes, professional malpractice actions, and investigations and inquiries performed by the SEC, FTC, DOJ, FBI, IRS, and FINRA.
In addition, Mr. Kodosky has represented financial institutions and their officers and directors in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the FDIC, the OCC, OIG, SIGTARP, and other regulatory agencies.
During his career, Mr. Kodosky has represented state supreme court justices, major chemical manufacturers, government contractors, secured creditors, and businesses providing products and services in the telecommunications, athletic apparel, automotive, banking, computers, construction, franchising, hospitality, nursing home, packaged bakery foods, retail, and bookkeeping and accounting industries.
Mr. Kodosky also has extensive toxic tort and products liability litigation experience, including cases involving alleged exposures to welding rod fumes, lead paint, carbon monoxide and benzene.
Mr. Kodosky serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a global chemical company in benzene litigation, and he has served as either lead counsel or lead co-counsel in toxic tort and products liability litigation in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
As National Coordinating Counsel, Mr. Kodosky coordinates and manages discovery, including depositions, production of documents, and other e-discovery, and serves as a trial attorney in these lawsuits. He has extensive experience in applying the standards for the admissibility of expert testimony in jurisdictions that follow Daubert, Frye, and other standards.
Mr. Kodosky has worked closely with industrial hygienists, hematologists, oncologists, toxicologists, and epidemiologists in refuting claims of chemical exposure. He also is experienced in the bulk supplier, preemption, and sophisticated user defenses and has effectively used these defenses to rebut product liability and negligence claims.
Active in many professional organizations, Mr. Kodosky currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Product Liability Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Atlanta magazine featured Mr. Kodosky as a “Georgia Super Lawyer — Rising Star” in four consecutive years.
Georgia rising stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state of Georgia. The selection process includes nominations by Georgia Super Lawyers and independent research on candidates. Only 2.5 percent of Georgia attorneys receive this honor each year.
- West Virginia University College of Law, Juris Doctor, May 1997
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, summa cum laude, December 1993
- State Bar Admissions, Georgia
- United States Courts of Appeals & Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- State Supreme Courts, Georgia Supreme Court
- State Appellate Courts, Georgia Court of Appeals
- United States District Courts, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- United States Bankruptcy Courts
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
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