Keith R. Truffer
Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid LLP
Keith R. Truffer, a partner at the Towson-based Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid LLP, has always viewed his job as a way to help those in need.
“Folks come to us with the biggest problems in their lives and they say ‘Please. Help me.’ and I have always felt it is a great privilege to be able serve others in that way,” he said.
Practicing at the same firm for 32 years, his passion lies in trying cases and spending time in the courtroom.
“It is a demanding, exhilarating, exhausting, stimulating, creative experience that, without question, is what I enjoy the most about practicing.”
Truffer’s most memorable case, involving automobile product liability, came in 1992. One day after a young man celebrated his 19th birthday, he was involved in a car crash that would leave him a quadriplegic.
Settling the case as the jury was being selected, Truffer was able to reach an agreement allowing his client to build a handicap accessible house and hire outside help for him when needed.
“I’ve always thought that if I don’t do anything else in my legal career, there is at least one person whose life is better because I was a lawyer,” he said.
Truffer is involved with several professional organizations, including serving as secretary for the Maryland State Bar Association and as a member of the executive council for the Baltimore County Bar Association.
He also gives his time to area nonprofits. He serves on the board of directors for The Believe in Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation Inc. and The David N. Bates and Richard B. Vincent Foundation Inc. Truffer says he is motivated by the “ability to make differences in people’s lives.”