The Keefe Law Firm, LLC
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Stephen T. Keefe

  • Managing Attorney


Lakewood, OH





For more than 25 years, I have dedicated my legal career to helping injured people through their toughest of times and darkest of moments. A fundamental value I hold close to my heart is genuinely caring for my clients. I understand what it feels like when you are seriously injured or when a family member or loved one is killed due to someone else's fault. This is when you need an attorney who genuinely cares about your needs and who is committed to ethically and aggressively pursuing your legal rights. This is what my law firm does, and we do it well.

My firm represents clients not only in Cleveland, Lakewood and Northeast Ohio, but also throughout Ohio, including in Akron, Canton, Medina, Youngstown, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton and Cincinnati. We take on causes, not simply cases. We work tirelessly to investigate and pursue your claims. No stones are left unturned.

I graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1996 and have been practicing law in Ohio ever since. Before entering private practice, I worked as a Judicial Staff Attorney for two respected Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges so I could learn the inner workings of Ohio's court system. Not long after entering private practice, I was elected President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. I currently serve on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of Ohioans who are seriously injured through no fault of their own.

The human element I bring to my law practice extends to my personal life. When I am not practicing law, I am actively involved in my community, spending time with my family, supporting Ohio's sports teams and cultural diversity, and writing and playing original music with my band, Robbing Mary. I am beyond thankful that my family and former clients actively support what I do for a living. These strong relationships make me count my blessings on a daily basis and make me a better person and a better lawyer for my diverse clients.

Areas Of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Construction Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Miami University of Ohio
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Religion
  • Kenston High School
    • 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0
  • AVVO’s highest rating of Superb, 10 out of 10
  • Dedicated Service Award, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2002-2004, 2008-2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice, 2015 – Present (Board of Trustees)
  • Ohio Association for Justice, 2000 – Present (Member)
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (President, 2008)
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (Vice-President, 2007)
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (Treasurer, 2006)
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2000 – Present (Member)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2009 – Present (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Tutor, Cleveland Bar Association
  • Member, The 3R’s Program, in conjunction with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Cleveland Public School System, 2009-2012