| Practice Description: |
Mr. Keefe has been handling high stakes complex lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs for nearly 35 years. He has compiled a remarkable record including nearly 200 verdicts, judgments and settlements in excess of $1,000,000, with more than 20 of those in excess of $10,000,000. His clients have been awarded more than half a billion dollars in cases ranging from medical negligence to products liability to vehicle and truck accidents to construction injuries to claims against railroads.
U.S. District Court of Southern Illinois 1978
Law School: St. Louis University, J.D., 1978
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude
Undergraduate School: Boston College, B.A., 1978
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Magna cum laude
Self-employed since 1992
1979-1992, partner with Cook, Shevlin & Keefe
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
ITLA Board of Managers
Illinois State Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions
Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, June 5, 2015
Published Legal Writing:
Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr., began practicing law in Illinois in 1979. His track record as a trial lawyer and reputation as a generous community benefactor are known to many, but ours has never been a marketing-oriented law firm. In recent years, our founding attorney has been recognized with honors including the 2008 Chief Judge Richard Hudlin Memorial Award and the Madison-St. Clair Record’s Person of the Year.
Associate attorneys Thomas Q. Keefe III, Kelly T. Crosby, and Samantha Sue Unsell bring recent legal education, strong credentials and a clear dedication to upholding our time-tested principles as a law firm.
Leveraging a collaborative approach balanced by specific areas of knowledge, our attorneys are prepared to help you after a car accident, injury due to use of a defective product, suspected instance of medical malpractice, an arrest that calls for criminal defense, or other major event.
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Married, with four children1051325