Keith Karnes is an attorney with over a decade of experience resolving financial challenges for his clients. He represents individuals and small businesses in bankruptcy, loan workouts, tax settlements, foreclosure defense, and consumer litigation. He handles cases ranging from multi-million dollar reorganizations to simple no asset bankruptcy cases.
Keith has lectured extensively on bankruptcy, foreclosure, and consumer litigation. He has spoken multiple times at the Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Annual Meeting, State of Oregon Hope for Homeowners, National Association of Consumer Advocates Foreclosure trainings and other local organizations. Keith has trained attorneys, housing counselors, and other professionals.
Keith has authored many articles on a variety of topics. These include the Fair Debt Collection chapter of the Consumer Law manual published by the Oregon State Bar and legislative updates for the Oregon State Bar. He has also published articles on collection harassment, bankruptcy, and similar topics.
Keith has served on several committees and work groups that relate to his practice. He is past chair of the Consumer Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and is currently serving on the Executive Committees of the Consumer Law Section and Debtor-Creditor Sections of the Oregon State Bar. He has volunteered as the chair of the legislative committee of the Consumer Law Section and has also served on the Governor’s Foreclosure Prevention Workgroup and other consumer related workgroups.
Keith has successfully tried cases in Bankruptcy Court in Oregon and Washington, Federal District Court and the Circuit Courts in Oregon. Keith is admitted to practice in Oregon State Courts; Washington State Courts; Oregon and Washington Federal District Courts; Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Courts; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.