For his nearly three decades Ken Altman has dedicated his entire professional life to helping injured people. Ken has written published articles and has presented countless continuing legal education seminars. Ken is a faculty member at the Keenan Trial Institute where he teaches trial advocacy with a focus on jury selection and focus grouping. He is an experienced trial lawyer having taken nearly 40 civil matters to Judgment. Ken enjoys handling personal injury cases including car wrecks, premise liability, tractor-trailer collision, and other injury matters.
Ken is AV rated “preeminent” by Martindale.com. As of 2020, Ken is one of only eight lawyers in the state of Mississippi to hold the designation of Board Certification in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Advocacy by the same National Board Recently, Ken was selected as a member of the American Inns of Court, an organization dedicated to promoting the highest levels of professionalism in the practice of law.
In his free time, Ken is a competitive catamaran sailor and has served on the board of directors of several sailing non-profit organizations. He is also a multiple year Florida and Mississippi state Judo champion and owner of a local martial arts studio. He has competed both nationally and internationally and was a member of the 2001 U.S. team competing in the World Maccabiah Games in Israel.
Over the past three decades, Ken has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation from rule breakers who put the community at risk. He has obtained many six-figure and multiple seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients.
- B.S. Finance, Florida State University, 1989
- J.D., Loyola University School of Law, 1993
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Super Lawyers, 2010-2017
- Louisiana Bar Association
- Mississippi Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Mississippi Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Faculty, Keenan Ball Trial College
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