Benjamin D. Keener


Benjamin “Ben” Keener is a founding member of the firm, focusing his practice in the areas of civil litigation, first party insurance defense litigation, claims investigation/coverage analysis, and real estate and title law.   Ben specializes in wind and water losses, sinkhole loss, fire/arson, and theft effecting residential, commercial and condominium properties.   Ben’s clients benefit from over seventeen years of insurance industry experience, as he worked as a Florida licensed independent all-lines adjuster prior to his legal career, handling a wide variety of residential and commercial property losses including wind and flood, in addition to training and supervising adjusters new to the field.  Ben also contributes to clients’ operations through claims process evaluation and optimization, statutory compliance analysis and policy form drafting.

Ben is an agent of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and a member of Attorneys’ Title Fund Services.   Ben can secure title insurance and facilitate your real estate closings at our offices or within reasonable proximity to your sale. 

Ben also represents Condominium Associations and Homeowner’s Associations in actions pertaining to their bylaws and lien issues.   Additionally, Ben is experienced in the practice areas of catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises liability, general civil litigation and criminal law.

Ben has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since April 2007, and is licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Ben is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; and was named in Tampa Bay Magazine’s 2013 list of Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers.

Outside the practice of law, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, barbecue, fishing, sailing and sporting events.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ben at to discuss any issues that you may have.

AV Rated Attorney

Professional Background

Hall Keener, P.A.

Tampa, Florida

Dombrosky & Hall, P.A.

Tampa, Florida

Groelle & Salmon P.A.                                                                    

Tampa, Florida

Cole Scott Kissane, P.A.

Tampa, Florida

Groelle & Salmon P.A.                                                                    

Tampa, Florida

Public Defender’s Office, 12th Judicial Circuit           

Bradenton, Florida

State Attorney’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit                            

Clearwater, Florida

Independent Florida All Lines Insurance Adjuster

Colonial Claims Corporation                                                       

Dunedin, Florida


Stetson University College of Law, J.D., December 2006

Gulfport, Florida

University of Florida,  B.S. Business Administration in Economics, May 2003

Gainesville, Florida  (Minor: Philosophy, Outside Concentration: Risk Management and Insurance)


Sailing, fishing, golf, barbecue and sporting events.

Contact information:

9800 4th St. N. • Suite 206

Baypoint Commerce Center, St. Lucie Building

St. Petersburg, Florida 33702

PH: (813) 990-0099

Fax: (813) 289-1888