Keith Sonderling focuses his practice on defending corporations and protecting their business interests in labor and employment, complex commercial disputes, and litigation. Additionally, Keith serves in an advisory role counsel to numerous clients assisting with various local, state, and national business, legal, and policy issues facing their industries. Keith also assists various clients with their international business dealings and capital fundraising throughout Asia.

An AV Rated attorney, Keith has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” Florida Trend Legal Elite as an “Up and Comer,” Boca Life Magazine’s “40 under 40,” and South Florida Business & Wealth Management Magazine’s “Up and Comers.”

In 2012 Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Keith to serve on the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. In 2016, Keith was reappointed to serve through 2020. Keith serves as the Commission’s Chair.

Keith is actively involved in the community and serves on numerous boards and charities, including the Board of Directors of: MorseLife Health Systems, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida, the Spanish River High School Foundation, the Nova Southeastern Law Alumni Board, and the James Madison Institute Fellows Program.

Keith has participated in numerous leadership programs including: Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida, Leadership Boca Raton, Leadership Palm Beach County, the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network, the Florida Tax Watch Citizenship Institute, the James Madison Institute Leadership Fellows Program, the ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute, and the Emerging Leadership Project for the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.

Keith is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, Texas, and the District of Columbia.

  • Up & Comers 2015, winner in “law – Palm Beach County” category, South Florida Business & Wealth magazine
  • Boca Life Magazine, 40 under 40, 2014
  • AV Rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend, “Up & Comer,” 2014-16
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2012-16
  • Nova Law Review, notes and comments editor
  • Nova Law Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Florida Blue Key/Florida Cicerones
  • “President Obama’s Second Term Agenda for Employers: Practical Business Strategies for Addressing Healthcare Reform and the Systemic Enforcement of Employment Laws,” February 2013
  • “Wage Recovery Local Ordinances: The New Frontier in Wage & Hour Litigation,” November 2012
  • “Expect the Unexpected: Identifying Legal Issues Relating to Employee Requests Under the ADA and FMLA,” August and September 2011
  • “Social Media & the Law, Strategies Every HR Professional Should Follow,” October 2010
  • “Wage County – An Overview of Miami-Dade County’s Wage-Theft Ordinance,” March 2010
  • “Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment,” Bioethics and Health Law Consortium of South Florida, November 2006
  • Employers, Are You Prepared for Wearable Technology?” Gunster’s Boardroom Brief, August 7, 2014
  • “Health Care Reform… It’s Not You, It’s Your Spouse,” Local10.com, August 27, 2013
  • “What Can I Do About a Former Employee Who is Subject to a Non-solicitation Agreement But Appears to Be Recruiting Former Co-workers Via Social Media?,” Gunster’s Boardroom Brief, August 27, 2013
  •  “Watch What You Say About Former Employees,” THELAW.TV, August 15, 2013
  • “Why Your Business Shouldn’t Put Off Obamacare,” THELAW.TV, August 12, 2013
  • “Watch Out For Those Automatic Status Updates,” THELAW.TV, August 7, 2013
  • “Better Pay That Intern to Avoid Problems,” THELAW.TV, August 6, 2013
  • “What Criteria Must I Meet to Legally Hire an Unpaid Intern?” Gunster’s Boardroom Brief, July 17, 2013
  • “Race, Gender, National Origin and Insurance Choice? The New Protected Class of Employees Under the Affordable Care Act,” Daily Business Review, April 16, 2013 “POLST: A Cure for the Common Advance Directive – It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered,” 33 Nova Law Review, 451, 2009
  • Judicial Nomination Commission for the Fourth District Court of Appeal, 2012-20
    • Chair, 2015-16
    • Vice chair, 2014-15
  • MorseLife Health System, board of directors, 2015-present
  • City of Delray Beach, civil service board, 2012-present
  • Leadership Florida: Connect Florida Class IV, board of governors
    • Selection Chair, 2016-17
    • Development chair, 2015-16
    • Recruitment chair, 2014-15
  • Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2014
  • Leadership Boca Raton, Class of 2013
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, Florida POLST advisory board, 2010-present
  • Nova Southeastern University Law Alumni Board, board of directors, 2010-present
  • Spanish River High School Foundation, board of directors, 2012-present
  • Republican Party of Palm Beach County, board of directors, 2013
  • Maverick PAC, Palm Beach and Broward County regional chair
  • James Madison Institute
    • Leadership fellow, Palm Beach chair, 2015-16
    • Palm Beach board of advisors, 2013-present
  • The Federalist Society
  • Republican Jewish Coalition
    • Young Leadership, board of directors, 2009-present
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
    • Community Relations Council, 2012-present
    • Emerging Leadership Project, 2009-11
  • Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute, 2008-09
  • AIPAC, Boca Club
  • Special Prosecutor Program, Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, 2009

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