Richard C. Keller

Attorney in Birmingham, AL
Richard practices in the firm's Litigation Section and handles all types of civil litigation, with a concentration on financial services litigation. He has represented banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, mortgage servicers and debt collectors across the country in all areas of statutory and common law litigation.

Richard regularly represents mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers and financial institutions in actions alleging wrongful foreclosure, violation of Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other federal statutes and regulations. He also has extensive experience in consumer bankruptcy litigation, class action litigation and enforcing arbitration agreements with corresponding litigation before various arbitration associations.

He has been selected as an Alabama Super Lawyer in Business Litigation from 2011 to 2014. Richard serves on the Board of Directors for First Light, Preschool Partners and Mountain Brook Athletics. Richard is also Editor of the DRI Veterans Network Quarterly Newsletter. Richard is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the Florida State Bar, the State Bar of Mississippi, State Bar of South Carolina and the State Bar of Tennessee.

Honors & Awards
Alabama Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2011-2014)
Best Lawyers In America, Commercial Litigation (2015)

Community Involvement
•PreSchool Partners, Board Member
•PreSchool Partners, Board Member

BAI Banking Strategies: Dodd-Frank's Preemption Problem
• Burr Alert: Preemption of State Consumer Protection Laws Under the Dodd-Frank Act

BAI Banking Strategies: Dodd-Frank's Preemption Problem
• Burr Alert: Preemption of State Consumer Protection Laws Under the Dodd-Frank Act

Speaking Engagements

•Co-Presenter, Webinar, CFPB Loan Disclosure Rules: “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Forms, January 2014
•Co-Presenter, The Dodd-Frank Act: A Tutorial On How Lenders Can Protect Against Liability Under The Act, Lorman Education Audio Services, December 2013.
•Co-Presenter, Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rules Under the Dodd-Frank Act: What Every Lender Should Know, November 2013
•Preemption Standards and The Dodd-Frank Act: Past, Present and Future, Lorman Education Services Audio Conference, 2013.
•Co-Presenter, Webinar, Dodd-Frank Preemptions Standards, May 2013.
•The Dodd-Frank Act 101: A Primer for Lending Professionals on How to Protect Against Liability Under the Act, Lorman Education Services Audio Conference, December, 2012.
•Preemption Under the Dodd-Frank, DRI Resources, December 20, 2012.

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Areas of Law

  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Institution Disputes


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1993, Alabama
2002, Mississippi
2005, South Carolina
2006, Tennessee

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  • Law School Attended

    University of Alabama School of Law
    summa cum laude

    University Attended

    United States Air Force Academy

    University of Nebraska

    Birth Information

    Born in 1963
    Greenwood, South Carolina, January 5, 1963

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    (205) 458-5323


    (205) 244-5664


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    Richard C. Keller
     420 North 20th Street, Suite 3400,
    Birmingham, AL 35203


    Burr & Forman LLP (Birmingham, Alabama)

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