O’KEEFE LAW, PLLC (August 2013 – Present), SENIOR PARTNER AND TRIAL ATTORNEY
I have been the sole, managing member of this professional company specializing in criminal defense. I work almost exclusively in this area. Personal relationships with law enforcement and judges are critical in this business. When I reach out to a member of law enforcement—state or federal—they know me to be insightful, prepared, effective, persuasive, and professional.
My strong background in law enforcement gives me an edge over other defense attorneys because of my inside knowledge and solid relationships with law enforcement officers and prosecutors all over the state. After all, I was one of them at one time. The law enforcement officers always enjoyed working with me due to my unparalleled work ethic and willingness to go to trial.
I have successfully tried hundreds of cases, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, from DUIs to homicide. I have counseled police officers on officer-involved shootings and represented them in criminal and civil matters. I have traveled all over the state representing clients charged and accused of felonies and misdemeanors.
There is no substitute for experience. I have learned by doing—by trying hundreds of cases over my many years of practicing law, and I learn something new every time. I am always learning, looking for new and better ways to advocate for my clients.
Additionally, I have extensive federal experience, having appeared on criminal and civil cases many times before the western district of Michigan.
I frequently engage in extensive pre-charge negotiation on behalf of my clients and many times have persuaded state and federal prosecutors to forego issuing criminal charges on many occasions through rigorous independent investigation and thorough research.