Keith S. Howell


  • location icon Tampa, FL
    401 E. Jackson Street
    Suite 3400
    Tampa, FL 33602

Keith Howell is a partner in the Tampa office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Workers’ Compensation Practice.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Howell worked at a prominent national law firm where he focused his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation defense, general liability defense and commercial litigation. As a former assistant state attorney in St. Augustine, he is experienced in managing a large case load and in handling all aspects of trial practice, including trials before both jury and the bench.

Mr. Howell previously served in law enforcement for eight years, where he worked as a patrol officer, tactical officer, and undercover narcotics detective. During his time at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, he was assigned cases requiring excellent interview, interrogation and negotiation skills. In this role he maintained a liaison with the State Attorney’s Office and also served as a training officer. Mr. Howell also served for three years as an officer and then detective with the Pensacola Police Department, where he was named City Employee of the Month, and chosen by the Chief of Police to represent the department in Pensacola’s Health Insurance Quality Circle, advising the Mayor and City Council on health and insurance issues.


Co-Author, "Exploring COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Liability of Florida Employers," Daily Business Review, June 10, 2020

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Fraternal Order of Police, Member and on Board of Directors, 1998–1999


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida



U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida


  • The Florida Bar
  • Putnam County Bar Association, Member
    • Past President in 2005


Florida Coastal School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2003

Troy State University

Master of Science, Public Administration, 1999

Florida State University

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, 1993

  • Member, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society

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