Tori Keith has been in the legal field for 20 years in various capacities - legal recruiter, private practice attorney, and government attorney.
Before joining Momentum Search Partners in 2010, Tori worked for several years with another national legal search firm and was the recruiting and hiring manager for a large, regional private law firm. She handled new associate and lateral attorney hiring placement as well as all levels of legal staffing and human resources management. Before becoming a legal recruiter, Tori began her legal career with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., handling administrative and product liability tort claims before moving into private practice in Texas handing toxic tort, environmental and employment law matters for a large national law firm. Tori managed outside counsel in multiple jurisdictions and regularly contributed articles on case law updates, legislation and case developments. She launched the firm's first Pro Bono and Public Service committee and recruited attorneys honed her legal recruiting skills to find attorneys to participate in pro bono programs. Tori is admitted to practice in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. She is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Environmental, Natural Resources and Water Law Section of the Austin Bar Association, the Clean Energy Council of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the local chapter of Women of Wind Energy.
In 2004, Tori founded Divine Canines, a non-profit organization dedicated to the use of dogs as a therapy tool. She serves as Board President, handles all legal work for the 501(c)(3) group, leads fundraising efforts, serves as spokesperson for media and press and develops programs such as the use of dogs to promote literacy in Title 1 schools, hospitals and homes for abused children awaiting placement in foster care.
Tori graduated from the University of Mississippi with BBA in Business in 1987 and from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1989.