Andy KeetchPartner, Fort Worth

Mr. Keetch leads the Cantey Hanger Construction Law practice group. He came to Cantey Hanger in 1995, after his graduation from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He has worked both in the Dallas office of Cantey Hanger and in the Ft. Worth office. His primary area of focus is civil litigation.

Principal Practice Areas

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX, 1995, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1992, Economics

Mr. Keetch has significant experience in litigation involving engineering and design professionals, construction litigation, professional liability, insurance litigation, medical malpractice defense, multi-district and complex litigation, and general commercial litigation (Deceptive Trade Practices, contract disputes, real estate disputes and enforcement of judgments).  His construction practice also includes drafting and negotiating construction contracts on projects of all sizes.  Mr. Keetch also works with clients in the entertainment industry. Mr. Keetch is a strong proponent of the intelligent use of courtroom technology.

In his spare time, Mr. Keetch works with training his Labrador Retrievers, and enjoys duck hunting.

  • Licensed to practice in Texas, 1995
  • Admitted to United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court – April, 2016
  • State Bar of Texas
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy (2000)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) Trial Academy (1998)
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyer’s Association Past Director  (1997-1998)
  • Mr. Keetch is actively involved in his church
  • Mr. Keetch is a “Helping Heart” with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • What You Say (and Don’t Say) Can and Will be Held Against You”, presented at Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT) Annual Conference October 10, 2014
  • “Texas Supreme Court Ruling Limits Contractor Claims Against Design Professionals”, Cantey Hanger Construction Law Update, June 20, 2014
  • “Chapter 150 Update,” Cantey Hanger LLP – January 2014
  • Creating a Defensible Record: E-mail Nightmares and Discovery of Electronic Evidence
  • Case before the Supreme Court is Big Threat to Design Professionals
  • Hot Topics in Building Construction, TADC 2010 Spring Meeting
  • Liability in Perpetuity?
  • Resolving Construction Disputes
  • Construction Law Conflict Strategies