Keith Jernigan headshot

Favorite College Campus

University of Georgia

SQuad Fact

Keith is a BIG UGA Football fan who has attended over 200 games in his lifetime.

Keith Jernigan

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel

As Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Keith is responsible for all legal matters and general operations of the company.

Prior to joining Student Quarters, Keith spent over 18 years in private practice as a commercial real estate lawyer. He represented owners, investors, developers, and lending institutions in the acquisition, development, finance, operation, and disposition of commercial real estate properties with the law firms of Smith, Gambrell and Russell LLP (1999–2004), Epstein Becker and Green, P.C. (2004–2008), and Coleman Talley LLP (2008–2018).

Keith received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1994, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1999. Keith has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a lawyer can receive.