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Keith A. Czarnyak, Esq.

Keith A. Czarnyak, Esq.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Keith joined Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft in November, 2011, after working as an associate at the firm of Roger, Everett, Gerald, & Thomas for the previous three years. He is based out of the firm's Staten Island office. Keith specializes in litigation, tribal energy development, Indian & Native American law, environmental and natural resources, oil and natural gas, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, family law, foreclosures, and subprime mortgages.


Keith completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota (Duluth) with a double-major in American history and biology. He attended law school at Dartmouth College in Vermont, where he delivered the valedictory address to his classmates at graduation.


Keith arrived at the firm with a wealth of experience in Native American law, as He handled hundreds of related case-work for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Monahaweek Tribe of Kansas. Most of her experience is in the area of jurisdiction and development of natural resources on Indian land. He was a critical member of the team of attorneys that petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of Kentucky v. Jones-Walker (1999).

Court Admissions

Keith is licensed to appear in: the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 13th Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 17th Circuit; the U.S. District Court of Kentucky (Eastern, Southern); the U.S. District Court of New York (Southern); the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

Kentucky (1992), Tennessee (1993), and New York (2001).

Professional and Civic Activities

Keith is a member of the following organizations: the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors; the Kentucky Young Lawyers Committee on Election Reform; the Kentucky State University Drug & Alcohol Task Force; and the American Bar Association. He also is an honorary trustee of the Washington State Bar and the Wyoming Council for Indian Affairs.


Keith has been named by the Suffolk County Lawyers Committee as one of the "Top 25 Lawyers" in the New York region, one of the "10 Best Family Attorneys" by the New York Times-Review and top "Thirty Under 30 Movers and Shakers" by the Los Angeles Business Law Journal.