Saturday, December 29, 2018

Bike Attorney Mike Keating Appears on "Road Is Dead Podcast" to Discuss Bicycle Law

Keating Law Offices attorney Mike Keating recently appeared on the "Road is Dead" podcast to discuss legal issues surrounding bicycling. The "Road is Dead" podcast is hosted by Rob Curtis and Anthony Mikos of the Psimet Custom Wheels company and is recorded at their bike and coffee shop in Dundee, Illinois right on the banks of the Fox River. 

"The Law Episode" included fellow bicycle law attorneys Jessica Cutler from Washington state as well as Arley Kemmerer and Joe Piscitello of Piscitello Law in Philadelphia. Topics included what to do when you've been involved in a bike crash, the number of bicycle crashes and actions bicyclists can take to protect themselves when riding.  

Attorney Mike Keating of Keating Law Offices is frequently interviewed regarding legal issues surrounding bicycling. Earlier this year he participated in a CBS News Chicago story on the dangers of being doored in Chicago and the new efforts in Illinois to promote the use of the "Dutch Reach" by motorists. Mike has also appeared live on WGN News and was the focus of a 2016 CBS New Chicago story about the dangers facing cyclists. 

In addition, Mike Keating has written extensively on legal issues facing cyclists. His 2018 article on the risks posed to bicyclists injured using bike share bicycles entitled "Bike Share Roadblocks" was published in Trial Magazine which is a national magazine for trial lawyers. Mike's article "Bicycling In An Automobile's World" about the disparity between bicycle and motor vehicle infrastructure was also in Trial Magazine in 2016. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Trial Journal published his article entitled "The Wheels of Change Keep Turning: Why The Popularity of Bicycling in Illinois Has Rendered Illinois Law Irrelevant" about why Illinois needs to take greater efforts to protect the growing number of bicyclists in the state.  

Mike Keating is nationally recognized as a leader in bicycle law litigation. He is the long standing Chair of the Bicycle Litigation Committee for the American Association for Justice and serves on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.