Courtenay L. Keller

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Professional Experience

Ms. Keller is a shareholder and director of the firm.  Ms. Keller specializes in the defense of insurance companies in matters involving extra-contractual liability, coverage, and uninsured motorist law.  Ms. Keller regularly advises clients on coverage issues and provides both claims counseling and litigation representation in matters in which policy holders seek extra-contractual damages under commercial, personal, professional, umbrella, excess, and surplus lines of insurance.  Ms. Keller is an experienced trial attorney who provides representation from the pre-suit claim stage through litigation, trial, and appeal.  Ms. Keller began her career as a prosecutor in the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office where she gained invaluable trial experience.  Ms. Keller leads the firm’s insurance bad faith/coverage practice group as well as the firm’s appellate practice and legal writing group.

Professional Memberships & Associations

State Bar of New Mexico, 1995

United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2000

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2000

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

State Representative for New Mexico (2018)

Member of the Insurance Law Committee

Regional Editor and co-author of multiple DRI State Law Compendium chapters in the insurance bad faith arena

New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (NMDLA)

Board of Directors and past president (2017)

Board of Editors (12 years) and co-editor-in-chief (6 years) of the Defense News

Federal Bar Association


• Oklahoma City University, J.D., 1995
• University of New Mexico, B.A., 1991

Professional Achievements

Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rating

Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel

Member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for expertise and experience in civil defense