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North Carolina State University
B.A., With High Honors
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., With Honors

Kenneth R. Keller Printer-Friendly

Ken Keller is a litigator who focuses his practice on disputes involving businesses and corporations, employment issues, insurance defense and personal injury. His clients range from corporations and insurance companies to individuals and entrepreneurs.

Ken’s experience in employment-related issues in particular has made him a sought-after lecturer for a wide variety of industry groups. Before joining Carruthers & Roth, he served a tour of duty with the U.S. Army.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defended a general contractor in a wrongful death claim involving two subcontractors who suffocated in a utility manhole.
  • Successfully defended a former Chief of Police in an employment case alleging privacy intrusion, conspiracy and negligent supervision.
  • Successfully defended an employer against a claim alleging wrongful discharge after drug testing by a non-accredited laboratory. A summary judgment in favor of the employer was affirmed by the North Carolina Supreme Court.
  • Successfully defended an insurance carrier in a case questioning whether a comprehensive liability policy should cover property damage resulting from alleged defective workmanship. The trial court’s ruling in favor of the carrier was affirmed by the N.C. Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully represented the plaintiff in a trial for malicious prosecution, obtaining a $200,000 verdict that was affirmed by the N.C. Court of Appeals.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1974

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association, President and Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Counsel
  • 18th Judicial District Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, Former Chair
  • 18th Judicial District Bar Association, Past President

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2023
  • Business North Carolina: Legal Elite, 2008-2009, 2012-2016, 2018, 2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2017-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • North Carolina Law Review, 1972-1974
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Rotarian of the Year, 2002

Community Service

  • Rotary District 7690's Area 5, Assistant Governor
  • Rotary Club of Greensboro, Past President
Disclaimer: The specific cases and matters mentioned on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. The results of any case or matter depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all cases or matters handled by Carruthers & Roth, P.A. are summarized on this website. The results of prior cases or matters do not guarantee that a similar outcome can be achieved in any future case.