Keischa has been a practicing attorney since her admission to the North Carolina Bar Association in August 2002. Specializing in worker’s compensation and social security disability, Keischa has served as Deputy Commissioner and Claims Administration Director for the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the governing body that issues the Worker’s Compensation Act, as well as other Acts and programs to ensure all are treated fairly and equally in accordance with State Law. Serving the Commission, Keischa gained profound knowledge about North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system and regulations. In addition, Keischa judged worker’s compensation and other claims by conducting evidentiary hearings to determine contested cases.
Keischa first began her career in 1997 as a teacher in Wake County before joining the North Carolina Court of Appeals as a Law Clerk. Later, she represented indigent parents in child abuse, neglect or termination of parental rights appeals and convicted criminals in appeals before the North Carolina appellate courts as an Assistant Appellate Defender.
Keischa’s strong legal research and analytical skills have assisted her in issuing opinions in contested cases, advising judges, or briefing issues from a wide array of legal discipline. She ran for Court of Appeals in 2014 and placed third with over 220,000 votes.
Areas of Practice
- Workers’ Compensation
- Social Security Disability
- Personal Injury
- North Carolina, 2002
- UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, 2002
- J.D. with Honors
- UNC-Law Honor Court Vice Chair and Judge
- North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation
- N.C. State University
- B.A. 1996
- Major: History, Social Studies Teacher Option
- Magna Cum Laude
- North Carolina Teaching Fellow
- North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, Board of Directors, 2005-2012