Our Attorneys

Barton R. Keyes



Bart joined Cooper Elliott in 2011 and has over a decade of experience as a trial lawyer. Bart has represented personal injury, wrongful death, and business clients in trials and arbitrations, obtaining several millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for them.

  • Grew up near Cleveland in Painesville, Ohio
  • Lives in Columbus with his wife and three children
  • Attended law school at The Ohio State University
  • Has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star


I’ve witnessed firsthand what can happen when good people are taken advantage of and don’t have a strong advocate fighting for their rights. My goal is to make sure this doesn’t happen to my clients.

Representative Verdicts and Settlements

$2,713,258 Jury Verdict

for business owners defrauded in the sale of their business.

Ohio $1,157,581.93 Arbitration

award achieved in ownership dispute.

$638,845 Arbitration

for a CEO who was terminated without cause.

Confidential Settlement

for a brain injury and other injuries caused by a defective amusement ride.

$1,900,000 Settlement

for the family of a 4-year-old child killed by a stove that the apartment complex had not secured.

$623,380 Jury Verdict

for a woman who was sexually assaulted.

$1,646,753 Jury Verdict

for our client who was riding a bike and run over by a bar employee driving after his shift.

Alabama $1,900,000 Settlement

maximum statutory damages plus additional recoveries for two exonerees who served 10 years wrongfully convicted of child sex abuse

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association


  • Case Western Reserve University
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

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