Keith Thomas West
Keith Thomas West has worked exclusively on behalf of the wrongfully injured, driven by a passion for justice and a respect for the dignity and rights of his clients. Mr. West handles catastrophic and complex civil lawsuits which routinely settle or achieve jury verdicts of between six and eight figures.
Mr. West’s past successes include cases involving severe and catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, consumer protection, medical malpractice, products liability, whistleblower actions, criminal torts, civil rights, contract and business disputes, and the Federal Tort Claims and Federal False Claims Acts. Mr. West has worked at the firm known today as The Victims’ Recovery Law Center since the beginning of 2017.
Mr. West is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. Previously, Mr. West served as Judicial Fellow for the Honorable Mark I. Bernstein of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and clerked for the Honorable Gary F. DeVito of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and practiced law at other major Philadelphia plaintiffs’ firms.
Mr. West graduated cum laude from the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he was active in a number of public service groups, including serving as president of the American Constitution Society, where he oversaw the organization of approximately one-hundred scholarly events. Mr. West is on the Young Lawyers’ Council of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the Executive Committee of The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Inn of Court, and is a Next Generation Leader with the American Constitution Society, and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mr. West is an avid outdoorsman but follows all of the Philadelphia teams, though he most prefers spending free time with his wife and young son. Asked once by his son what he does for a living, Mr. West explained, “My job is to make grown-ups who did something wrong say that they are sorry, even when they don’t want to.”