Born and raised in South Florida, Keeley Burgess enjoys the great outdoors and live music festivals. Keeley grew up in a family with a love for aviation. Keeley traveled with her father, Scott Burgess, in the family's multiengine airplane across Florida and other states for pole vaulting and track meets, competition cheerleading, mission trip participation, and for visits to the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, and other destinations in the United States.
Keeley's passion for travel led her to study abroad during her college years, in Valencia, Spain and throughout Europe. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and worked for four years for a congressman in Florida's House of Representatives. Keeley also earned certifications in Homeland Security and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
In May of 2021, Keeley graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. During law school, Keeley focused her studies on environmental and land use law and interned with the U.S. Department of Justice office in Washington, D.C., as well as various not-for-profit legal clinics. As an intern, Keeley was involved in groundbreaking litigation to defeat expansion of Miami-Dade County's Urban Development Boundary into the Everglades and enjoyed working with issues arising under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Keeley is a member of the Florida Bar, the National Business Aviation Association Young Professionals in Business Aviation Group, and the Vertical Flight Society. She intends to expand the firm's practice in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and airport land use. Keeley also focuses on representing clients in the purchase or sale of aircraft and non-citizen trust ownership and operations.