Keith Taunton

Keith Taunton
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Mr. Taunton began working at Taunton Snyder and Parish in 1983.  He has been the Managing Partner of the firm since 1997.  In his 34 years with the firm, Mr. Taunton has tried over 50 cases to juries across Texas.  Mr. Taunton’s practice focuses on Environmental, Toxic Tort, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Construction Defects, Intellectual Property and General Civil Litigation.  While Mr. Taunton focuses on complex litigation issues in a wide variety of areas, he prides himself on being a trial lawyer first and foremost.  He routinely litigates cases involving all aspects of general negligence, insurance defense, insurance coverage disputes, excess and re-insurance, premises liability, auto/truck industry, construction defect, products liability, land use and construction law, professional liability, oil and gas, maritime law (blue and brown water), labor law, petrochemical, longshoreman and harbor workers act, outer continental shelf lands act, Jones act, successor liability, products liability, workers compensation, and wrongful death.  He has handled high-profile, high exposure cases in a wide variety of jurisdictions and venues.  Moreover, he has arbitrated several high profile cases. Mr. Taunton is also an active member of a number of professional associations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Texas Bar Foundation. 

Besides his professional activities, Mr. Taunton, his wife, and three children are very active in the community. The Tauntons are members of the Ephifamy of the Lord Church, and they dedicate their time and financial support to numerous charities and other activities in the community, including the Pregnancy Help Clinic, the Strake Jesuit Auction, the Christus St. Joseph Hospital Juvenile Diabetes center, the American Cancer Society, Auburn Alumni Association, and Texas A&M Parent Association.

  • State of Texas - all Courts
  • United States District Court, Southern, Eastern, Northern & Western Districts
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Houston and Texas Young Lawyers Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Juris Doctorate, South Texas College of Law, 1982 (member, National Mock Trial Finals Team; member Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Auburn University, 1979 (with honors)
  • Born: April 4, 1956
  • Married to Michelle Taunton (3 Children)