Mr. Keaton obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he was appointed to the school's Law Review and served as one of its editors. After clerking for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court based in Chicago, Mr. Keaton continued to concentrate his practice in corporate bankruptcy and creditors' rights with a large commercial law firm in Chicago. During this period, he represented some of the largest banks, food manufacturers and foodservice firms in the country in complex bankruptcy and work- out situations. Since that time, he has devoted all of his time to protecting and enforcing the rights of unpaid suppliers and sellers in all segments of the fresh and frozen food industry before all levels of the federal courts, bankruptcy courts and in administrative hearings before the USDA.
Mrs. Roby earned her B.S. degree in Information Management at the College of St. Mary’s in Omaha, Nebraska. She went on to complete the paralegal certification course to further develop her knowledge in law firm operations. Mrs. Roby had more than 5 years of experience as a paralegal before focusing her efforts on full-time law firm management. Mrs Roby is now responsible for the day to day operations of the firm and assisting the firm’s attorneys in all aspects of case preparation.
Mr. Adams earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his law degree from Indiana University. He won numerous awards with the IU moot court team. After his law school degree, he clerked for the Hon. Mary Murgulia of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to obtain a very rare insight into the world of Federal appeals. From there, Mr. Adams went in-house with a large conglomerate in the telecom engineering industry. Since that time, Mr. Adams joined the firm to focus his efforts on enforcing PACA trust claims and bankruptcy related litigation in the Federal courts of all 50 states. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his family.
Mr. Verhey serves as an Of Counsel resource to the firm and brings a wealth of experience as a tactical trial lawyer in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and produce collections. He handles PACA trust enforcement, USDA reparation proceedings and related matters.