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Kevin O'Keefe

Kevin O'Keefe

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury ...
  • Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
Claimed Lawyer Profile

In 2009, Kevin O’Keefe returned to New Hampshire to practice law in his home state after gaining education and experience around the country. Kevin began his legal career at the Broward County Public Defender in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Trial was a daily occurrence in this urban area where for two years, Kevin spent every day in court and tried dozens of cases. Kevin won acquittals in his first three cases including two DWIs. Applying this invaluable trial experience, Kevin continued to secure favorable outcomes for thousands of clients in New Hampshire.
In the fast paced trial practice, there is no time to sugar coat and no tolerance for the unprepared. Kevin’s experience in New Hampshire and Florida is unmatched. He is often called on to pass his knowledge to other lawyers in; typically presenting on panel jury selection.
Kevin captained, then coached the UNH tennis team prior to law school. Kevin attended Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island and clerked at the Pentagon for the United States Air Force conducting administrative analysis and assisted in criminal investigations.
In 2009, Kevin moved home and has handled every type of case from DWIs to major felonies including homicides as an attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender.
No one can control what another human being will decide. Kevin provides straightforward advice, representation, and candor to everyone. He will not over promise you results. Instead, he will fight to get you options and empower your decision-making with information.
Kevin is an avid surfer and can be found in the ocean at dawn year-round. He loves sports and graduated with a Master’s in Sports Administration from the University of Miami (FL).
Kevin has ridden the bus with homeless clients in Miami and played badminton with military generals at the Pentagon. He will client's individual goals through to the end with an empathy and tenacity.

University of Miami
M.Ed. (2018) | Sport Administration (Education)
Honors: 4.0 GPA Award of Academic Merit
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Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: Criminal Trial Defense Clinic Honor Roll
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University of New Hampshire
B.A. (2003) | Political Science & Kinesiology (Sport Studies) dual major
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Captain UNH Tennis 2-time 1st Team All Conference 1 of 7 nominees for 2003 Student-Athlete of the Year
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Professional Experience
Staff Attorney
New Hampshire Public Defender
Represented clients in criminal proceedings ranging from juvenile to homicide. Mentored new attorneys and trained statewide on voir dire.
Staff Attorney
Law Office of the Public Defender
Represented clients in misdemeanor and felony offenses. Tried approximately 30 jury cases in 2 years.
Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, UNH School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic, Concord, NH
UNH School of Law
Presented on jury selection and panel voir dire to Criminal Defense Clinic students. Conducted student mock exercises with host and Clinic Director Prof. Richard Sampderil.
Presenter, NH Public Defender Statewide Training, Manchester, NH
New Hampshire Public Defender
Presented to New Hampshire Public Defender attorneys and staff on jury selection and panel voir dire. 30 minute lecture followed by 30 minutes practical application and training. Led mock exercises in breakout sessions.
Presenter, Fighting for Fairness in DWI Defense, Derryfield Country Club
Presented on DWI Voir Dire to over 100 New Hampshire DWI attorneys for one hour. Led practical breakout sessions and instructed on voir dire methodology and strategy.
Award of Academic Merit
University of Miami
4.0 GPA
Professional Associations
New Hampshire Bar Association  # 18969
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New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
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Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bar Association
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Entertainment & Sports Law
White Collar Crime
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Reis & O'Keefe PLLC
500 Market Street Suite 16B
Suite 16B
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Toll-Free: (603) 218-1910
Telephone: (603) 218-1910
Monday: 8 AM - 5:30 AM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed