I build integrity-driven relationships with clients and effectively communicate case strategy at every phase of a matter. Clients can expect honest, realistic guidance based on my thorough understanding of the law and their bottom line. I realistically manage each client’s needs and expectations while listening, strategizing, and thinking creatively.
Kieffer Petree is a trial lawyer who represents clients defending high-stakes casualty matters and general commercial litigation. As a litigation attorney, Kieffer handles casualty work for which she advises clients on claims, including personal injury, wrongful death, and indemnity arising from industrial accidents and explosions. She supports in-house counsel as they navigate insurance matters involving high deductibles and high self-insured retention. She successfully negotiates outcomes for clients when possible and takes matters to court when necessary. Kieffer represents clients from industries including transportation, oil and gas, construction, petrochemical, and maritime.
Her clients appreciate her style of open communication that facilitates efficient work. A true problem-solver, Kieffer effectively analyzes the details unique to each case and performs extensive cost analysis to advocate in her clients’ best interest.
Kieffer focuses her practice on general and commercial litigation, with significant railroad, trucking, admiralty and maritime, and commercial matters experience. She regularly defends clients in:
- Catastrophic casualty claims
- Class actions
- Commercial construction disputes
- Contractual claims
- Employee injury claims
- Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) claims
- Jones Act claims
- Maritime indemnity matters
- Platform explosion claims
- Railroad crossing accident claims
- Real estate/property matters
- Regulatory matters
- Residential property damage claims