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Keith E Ekstrom

Keith E. Ekstrom

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Practice Areas:

  • Railroad Injuries
  • Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Car accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle Crashes
  • Oil Field Accident


Keith E. Ekstrom is a graduate of Northwestern University and University of Illinois College of Law, and is admitted to the state bars of Illinois, Montana and Minnesota, and also to federal courts in Minnesota, Colorado, Montana, Illinois and South Dakota.

Mr. Ekstrom specializes in representing injured workers suing large corporations for serious injuries, both at the trial level and on appeal. He has particular expertise in complex medical cases and litigation involving corporate misconduct. Through analysis of thousands of internal company documents and depositions of company executives, Mr. Ekstrom has exposed corporate misconduct at the highest levels, including the following cases:

Railroad Engineers and Trainmen vs. Class One Railroads: sifting through tens of thousands of internal company documents and dozens of depositions of company officials, developed compelling evidence that railroads knowingly and negligently exposed train crews to harmful levels of whole body vibration, shocks and jolts, resulting in serious and disabling back and neck injuries. (Confidential settlements.)

Represented union member fired after making an injury claim in Colley v. Swift & Co., 473 N.E.2d 364, a precedent setting appeal giving Illinois union workers the right to sue their employers for retaliatory discharge.

Workers exposed to toxic gases in plutonium plant explosion v. multinational government contractors – investigated and exposed cover up and falsification of radioactive exposure data and test results, report of investigation presented to Congress. (Confidential settlement.)

Terminated psychologist v. one of the largest health care corporations in America: developed evidence that psychologist was fired as a sacrifice to cover up corporate Medicare billing fraud. After hearing results of investigation, judge authorized punitive damages, and company quickly settled. (Confidential settlement.)

Family of child born with birth defects v. world’s largest drug company: discovered internal documents showing that company disregarded evidence that their drug caused mental retardation in children of mothers taking the drug during pregnancy. Uncovered evidence that company concealed this data from the FDA and doctors, and located retired FDA official identified in company documents who agreed act as expert witness. (Confidential settlement.)

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2005
  • Montana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012