Kenneth E. Keechl Esq.

Kenneth E. Keechl Esq.

Wilton Manors, Florida

Kenneth E. Keechl received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in History from Florida State University in 1984 and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree with Honors from Florida State University in 1987, where he was the Associate Editor and the Article and Notes Editor of the Florida State University Law Review. Mr. Keechl has been practicing for thirty years and is AV rated by his peers. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Keechl is a member of the American Bar and Broward County Bar Associations and has served on the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee of The Florida Bar.

Mr. Keechl was elected to the Broward County Commission in 2006 and served as Broward County's first openly gay Mayor from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Keechl is dedicated to serving the LGBTQ Community and its legal needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Oral Cohabitation Enforcement Actions
  • Partition Actions for Real and Personal Property
  • HIV/AIDS Discrimination Litigation
  • Probate and Trust Administration and Litigation
  • Divorce Actions for LGBTQ Couples (Without Children)
  • Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Harassment Litigation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • General Business Litigation
  • Real Estate and Condominium Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Florida, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1991


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor, With Honors - 1987
    • Law Review: Florida State Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1984

Published Works

  • The Defeat of Senate Joint Resolution 27, Is There a Lottery in Florida's Future, 13 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 901, 1985

Representative Cases

  • Armao v. Robert McKenney, 2017 WL 1718827 (Fla. 4th DCA)
  • Anthony A. v. Russell T.: Recovery of $2,100,000.00 enforcing oral cohabitation agreement
  • George C. v. Joe B: Recovery of $301,000 and 1/2 household furnishing and jewelry

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • City of Plantation, Assistant City Attorney, 1992 - 2006
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, Section of Young Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, Committee on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, 1988 - 1989
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Gay and Lesbian Legal Network, Member, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Brinkley Morgan et. al., Associate/Partner, 1987 - 2006
  • Kopelowitz Ostrow et. al., Partner, 2007 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Broward Lawyers Care, 1988 - 1991
  • SunServe, Board of Directors, 2015 - Present