Guiding business back on track.

Tamara D. McKeown

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Individual Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Adversary Litigation
  • Business Failure Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Insurer Bad Faith Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation


Tamara D. McKeown has been an attorney in Miami, Florida since 1988, practicing in commercial and complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, business reorganization and debt restructuring, and insurance, employment and personal injury litigation. A Florida native, Ms. McKeown has many years of experience in both large international and small boutique law firms, and became Of Counsel to Aaronson Schantz Beiley P.A. when the firm was founded in March 2011. Ms. McKeown specializes in bankruptcy and reorganizations for businesses and individuals, and all phases of civil, commercial and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including commercial and contract disputes, business failure litigation, professional (accountant and attorney) liability, director and officer liability, commercial lender litigation, employment litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, personal injury litigation and bankruptcy adversary litigation. She has been AV-rated with Martindale-Hubbell since 2002, a peer-review rating reflecting the highest standard of legal expertise, professionalism and ethics.


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Honors: Undergraduate Honors Program
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: English and Mass Communication

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida


  • AV-rated with Martindale-Hubbell, 2002 to present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County, Member (2003-2010), Board of Directors (2004-2010), President-Elect (2006), President (2007)
  • South Florida National Parks Trust, Board of Trustees (2009-2019), Advisory Board (2019-Present)
  • Dade County Bar Association Put Something Back Project