Dr. Doug Keene is a Litigation Consultant with a national practice. He is also the 2008-2009 President of the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC). He has been an invited speaker and author for the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, ABOTA, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and numerous state bar associations and state affiliates of the AAJ.
As a clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr. Keene testified as an expert witness over 100 times between 1990-1995. As a litigation consultant he is frequently called on to design and implement pre-trial research strategies, including various types of focus groups and mock trials, in addition to witness preparation, jury selection strategies, and case strategy.
Dr. Keene’s consulting practice began with a focus on personal injury cases, but over time has developed a large focus on commercial litigation of various types (contracts, intellectual property, shareholder litigation, probate, banking cases, and many different product liability cases). Notable cases and clients include Anna Nicole Smith (probate litigation), JPMorgan Chase Bank and CitiBank (Enron litigation), Phen-Fen plaintiffs, Firestone plaintiffs, Roman Catholic priest sexual abuse plaintiffs, and both plaintiff and defendant clients in major aviation litigation.
Although Keene Trial Consulting began as a civil litigation practice, we also provide services on white-collar criminal cases.
Having completed his term as President of the ASTC, Doug has joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law in the spring semester of 2010 as a member of the adjunct faculty of the Trial Advocacy program.
Doug has lived in Austin continuously since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1983.