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Member Spotlight: Keith Saltzman

Get to know LBA Member Keith Saltzman. 
Keith Saltzman was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, but grew up on a rice farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana, as his father was a fifth generation rice farmer. Currently, Keith practices personal injury litigation as a partner with Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman.

His passion for serving others led him from Notre Dame Catholic High School of Acadia Parish in 1999, to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a Concentration in Pre-Law at Louisiana State University. Upon graduation in 2003, he made the conscious decision to return to Louisiana State University's Law Center, and in 2006 Keith received his Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor of Civil Law.

Keith, like many others, drew inspiration from his father. “My dad taught me how to work hard and take pride in what I do. No matter if it was plowing a field or school work. He taught me that you should always do your best. Another important lesson from my dad was to always try to make the right decision, not the easy one. They usually aren't the same.”

Keith holds pride in the achievements and positions he has acquired over the past several years. First, he became exclusively designated in The National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40 for exemplifying superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership beginning in 2012, and he still holds this accolade.  In 2016 alone, Keith was granted awards as both a Top Lawyer in Acadiana and a Louisiana Super Lawyer (note: only 2.5% of attorneys in Louisiana are granted the invitation as a Rising Star in personal injury litigation.) Keith is also a lifetime member of one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in United States that recognizes outstanding results: The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

On a more personal note, Keith enjoys spending most of his time with his lovely wife and new puppy when he is not in the office, in court, or out of town for depositions. His nieces and nephews also hold a special place in his heart; he tries his hardest to spend time with both them and the rest of his family. In his free time, he is a devoted golfer and, more recently, began playing tennis as well. As a Louisianan, he takes advantage of the Sportsman's Paradise to the fullest extent, whether it be fishing or hunting.  

When asked what his favorite movie was, he responded, “Top Gun. I watched it probably one hundred times as a kid.” Keith's favorite foods include his mother's pork roast with rice and gravy, as well as a Louisiana staple, boiled crawfish! Also, whether it be in the summer or winter, Keith enjoys visiting Steamboat, Colorado; it's the perfect getaway. 

For new attorneys, he has this advice: “I would encourage new attorneys to find an area of law that they are passionate about; then, work as hard as they can and learn as much as they can about that specific area so that they can find an area practice that can set them apart for the many other new attorneys out there.”

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