Integrity and Friendship

JUDGE KEITH ANDERSON    ”A man of integrity”

Just a year out of Law School, Mr. Anderson was court-appointed to represent an accused armed robber. He refused to honor the demand of his client to subpoena police records Mr. Anderson knew would support perjured testimony of his client, even though the evidence would probably have won the case. The Kansas Supreme Court later saluted Mr. Anderson as modeling proper ethical behavior for an attorney. That case is still used in Law School ethics classes today.

During his 24 years as a State District Court Judge, Judge Anderson gained a reputation of fairness, unquestionable character, and high ethical conduct. He was considered one of the best trial judges in the State of Kansas and was also the head of the IBO Legal Defense Fund.

I have known Keith for about 23 of my 32 years of life.  I know Keith  and his amazing wife Carmen very well and just wanted to honor him today as “the best of the best.”  He has led his family, friends and business partners in a way that I will remember forever and hope to pass down to my 4 boys. His ability to convey a point in a kind, loving way has always been a gift of his. He has taught me very much about honor, character, love, and fishing. For the last 23 years my father and I have looked to him for guidance in many matters of relevance.  I remember fishing with him as he shared with me the keys to LIFE.  Keith has always stood for what is right no matter what the cost to himself.  As a favor too my family and the team,  he took the time to help us in a major time of need and I will never forget his commitment to what is morally  right.  Keith has lived his life in such a way that all around him are stronger morally because of his unwavered character.

Keith although being a staple in the legal community, he is more than that, he is a friend.  Actually the best of friends to my family and so I ask a special request.  Will you pray for him and Carmen?  He is a fighter and I believe he will make it through his toughest battle.  The doctors say he has aggressive stage 4 cancer and they do not know the end result but if anyone can make it,  it is Keith.  The fight is ON and lets be warriors in prayer.    I do know the end result  will be Gods Will!

Keith we love and believe in you

god bless



About Cody Newton
I'm happily married with 5 kiddos. Thankful to God for changing my life and revealing where I can be better. Love spending time with family, at church, doing business, laughing, fishing, hunting, boating and about anything outdoors.

6 Responses to Integrity and Friendship

  1. Your friend has been carrying the energy which is re-emerging during these times of the Great Shift in human consciousness. It’s one which speaks of Integrity. Honored is your friend. Blessings to him. 🙂

  2. pappabiggs says:

    Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Keith and Carmen Anderson were always greeted with warm, genuine smiles and acknowledgement. They are earnest in living out their lives in the example of Christ. True Friends, who value the intrinsic God given value of all mankind!

  3. What's right says:

    Keith is a great man, and appreciate what he has done when for the entire Team.

  4. Kirk Birtles says:


    You’re a rock-star! Its an honor to be in the fight with you!

    God bless, Kirk Birtles

  5. Bill Newton says:

    You are doing a great thing, recognizing, and helping, one of my best friends.
    I am personally in the fight with Keith for the regaining of his health. Keith has a great sense of purpose for the Life God has, and is giving him. My plea to all the readers of this tribute to Keith, is that you pause to meditate on your own purpose. Pray for Keiths full recovery, and ask God to forgive you for not giving 100% to your own purpose. Then be all you can be while God gives you air to breathe.
    Bill Newton

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