February 5, 2010
Meet Keith Brewster, ColumbusLawyerFinder.com
Keith Brewster (view ColumbusLawyerFinder.com profile)
Why did you decide to become an attorney?
I was ready for a change in career from engineering consulting and I'd always been interested in the law. I made a decision to pursue a law degree after watching a news report about a father who had fallen asleep on the couch with his infant son laying beside him. Sound asleep, the father had rolled over the baby and smothered him. It was a tragic situation but more tragic was that the prosecutor in the case was charging the father with manslaughter. I remember thinking I wished I could help the father fight the charge and I decided then to pursue a career in law.
What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?
My degrees in engineering and science really taught me how to think logically and solve problems. That straightforward approach to putting pieces together and solving problems has been very helpful in my law practice. My time as a consultant taught me to work well with different people from different backgrounds and I use that today to better work with clients, attorneys, and judges. My four years as a former prosecutor gave me an intimate understanding of the criminal justice system, especially my time spent prosecuting Juvenile Court matters. There are significant differences between juvenile and adult cases, including both the punishments for the crimes and the rights of the accused; I have the knowledge and experience to provide the best possible defense.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
Criminal and Family Law both appealed to me in that they require someone who is skilled at helping clients through particularly emotional legal matters. Facing a criminal charge is a complicated situation in which to find yourself. It can be intimidating and overwhelming but there is no need to face it alone. I will be there to guide you through every step of the process and vigorously defend your interests and rights. My job is not to pass judgment on you. It is to listen, to recognize your desires and objectives for the case, and then to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
In my free time, I like to read and play golf. I like to take my dog (a great mutt from the pound) for walks and I'm a big Buckeye fan.