Kudos to longtime Advocate Capital, Inc. colleague Keith Williams as he continues his travels on the lecture circuit sharing his experience and expertise in trucking cases. He recently completed speaking engagements with the North Dakota Association for Justice, the Mississippi Association for Justice, the Kentucky Association for Justice and the New York Association for Justice sharing his “Establishing Liability Against Freight Brokers in Trucking Cases” presentation.
Keith Williams has been practicing injury law for over 20 years, has developed and refined the “liability model” for plaintiffs to prove liability against third party brokers for negligent hiring and retention. His presentation includes the “Broker Busting BASICS” publication he authored. BASICs is an acronym for Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories. Each carrier is rated in these safety categories by the SMS (Safety Measurement System) employed by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) as the federal agency in charge of regulating the trucking industry. WOW – it is indeed alphabet soup just understanding the terminology!
Mr. Williams is the founding member of Lannon & Williams as well as the Keith Williams Law Group. He is a past president of the Tennessee Association for Justice, is a member of The Public Justice Foundation, the National Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Vice Chair of the Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
We are thrilled to support the important work done by trial lawyers around the country and in particular, those like Mr. Williams who represent citizens injured by the negligence of others AND give back to their esteemed profession.
Senior Vice President