State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Bill Keith

August 15, 2019
By Darrell Sutton

The Chatsworth Times

To the Editor:

The State Bar of Georgia extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Chatsworth lawyer Bill Keith III, whose passing July 26 has left us all saddened. 

Dedicated to the legal profession throughout a career that began in 1971, Mr. Keith practiced law for several years in Dalton before returning to Murray County, serving as an assistant district attorney before venturing into private practice. A leader among his peers, Mr. Keith served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia (1985-93) and as a vice president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (1989-97). 

A seeker of justice even before his legal career, Bill served his country in the Army’s Military Police Corps between 1969 and 1971, first at Fort Gordon and Fort Benning and then in Vietnam.  

Bill Keith will be missed and fondly remembered by his legal community colleagues. We appreciate the many contributions he made during his admirable legal career and his exemplary service to the profession and the justice system, which we would all do well to emulate.  

Darrell Sutton
President, State Bar of Georgia