Mike Keating is an experienced trial attorney who has obtained some of the largest personal injury verdicts in the state’s history. For nearly two decades, Mike has proven himself as a trusted trial advocate who is recognized as a leading attorney in the areas of personal injury and products liability law. In addition to his role at Keating Wagner, Mike has also served on the board of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the state’s largest specialty bar association. He served as the Association’s President for the 2017-2018 year.
Mike’s law practice focuses on all aspects of personal injury law including wrongful death, products liability, utility and electrical cases, as well as motor vehicle collisions and medical malpractice cases. Since joining private practice in 2001, Mike has developed a personalized and results-oriented approach to trial practice. He believes that every client and every case is unique, and he has worked to help clients from all backgrounds get the help they need.
Mike’s experience includes cases against Fortune 500 companies including Ford Motors, Kroger, and Qwest (now CenturyLink). Mike and Bill Keating won the largest personal injury verdict in Colorado history on behalf of their client, Andy Blood. In 2011, Mike secured the largest verdict in federal district court in Colorado, which involved a products liability case against Ford Motor Co. He also had the largest personal injury verdict in Arapahoe County in 2014 in a case involving the drowning of a teenager at a pool.
Mike is repeatedly recognized by his peers for his dedication to personal injury law — he has consistently been listed in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Law Week Colorado, which recognized Mike and Deirdre Ostrowski as Barrister’s Best Overall Litigators in 2014. He was also selected as the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, “New Trial Lawyer of the Year” in 2010.
University of Denver College of Law (JD, 2001)
Indiana University (BA, English & History, 1997)
US District Court for the District of Colorado
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2010-2021
Best Lawyers, 2015-2021
5280 Top Attorneys, 2020-2021