Practice Areas

  • Consumer Class Action Defense

  • TCPA Litigation and Compliance

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation



Education

University of Miami

  • J.D. 2017, summa cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of Barristers
  • President of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board
  • Dean’s List

Boston College

  • B.A. History, 2013,
    magna cum laude

Bar & Admissions

  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Matthew A. Keilson

Matthew is a member of KCO’s complex commercial litigation and consumer class action defense team.  He has successfully defended companies in a variety of different matters, including several consumer class actions filed under the TCPA, FDCPA, and other state and federal consumer protection statutes.

In the last year alone, Matthew obtained dismissals without payment in several national TCPA class actions in jurisdictions across the country, as well as many individual matters.  Matthew also routinely assists companies with ensuring their outbound communications practices are compliant with the TCPA and other laws, including companies in the retail energy, telecommunications, payments, and consumer goods verticals.  Additionally, Matthew has significant experience with insurance coverage disputes and he regularly provides coverage advice to clients that face TCPA and other claims.

Matthew also has substantial experience litigating other types of complex commercial matters, including contractual disputes and business torts.  He has represented manufacturers, financial corporations, and many other types of companies in such disputes in both federal and state courts across the country.

Prior to entering private practice, Matthew attended law school at the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude, served as President of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, was inducted as a member of the Order of the Coif, and received many awards for the highest grade in the class.  He also worked as a Dean’s Fellow and was a member of the Federal Appellate Clinic, where he researched and drafted appellate briefs for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Prior to law school, Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in history.

  • Counseled businesses in the energy, products, telecommunications, and payment system verticals regarding litigation avoidance and compliance with several statutes that govern contact with consumers, such as the TCPA and CAN-SPAM.
  • Successfully defended several corporate clients against putative class action and individual lawsuits asserted under a variety of federal and state statutes, including the TCPA, FDCPA, state privacy statutes, and state debt-collection statutes. Obtained dismissal with no payment in several nationwide putative class action suits.
  • Represented corporate entities and insurance companies in complex commercial matters in federal and state courts.
  • Successfully litigated several actions for declaratory judgment concerning insurance coverage.
  • Represented multiple corporate defendants in a high-stakes business tort litigation involving claims of fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Successfully litigated dozens of actions involving severe property damage across Florida.
  • Successfully defended actions involving libel, slander, and tortious interference, including resolving one on First Amendment grounds.
  • Successfully represented insurers and corporations in lawsuits involving indemnity and breach of contract claims.