Kate Coscarelli 732-937-7548 or [email protected]
ATLANTIC CITY — John E. Keefe Jr., a Monmouth County lawyer,
who has served as a New Jersey State Bar Association trustee and president of
Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, is president-elect of the state bar
Keefe, a founder of
Keefe Law Firm, formerly Keefe Bartels LLC, in Red Bank, is on the path to the
presidency next year.
He took the oath of
office last night at the state bar association’s Annual Meeting and Convention at
the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
“I am proud to work on behalf of the membership to continue to serve,
protect, foster and promote the personal and professional interests of the
association’s members,” said Keefe. “The state bar is not only relevant
but taking a lead role on judicial independence, professional liability reform and
many key areas of legislation.”
specializes in negligence and product liability matters, as well as complex
mass tort litigation and class actions. He has tried numerous matters to
verdict and prosecuted hundreds of cases on behalf of victims of catastrophic
loss, including being appointed as plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in a historic
consumer fraud national class action. He is a frequent speaker and moderator of
educational seminars for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
His involvement in the organized bar has been extensive and
includes serving as a trustee of the state bar, and as the vice chair of the
Long-Term Planning Committee. He is also a member of the association’s Amicus, Finance and Operations, and Meeting
Arrangements and Program committees, and the Certified Attorneys Section, as
well as being a former chair of its Civil Trial Bar Section. Keefe also serves
on the board of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.
AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Keefe earned his B.A. degree
in English literature from Gettysburg College in 1987 and his law degree at
Seton Hall University School of Law in 1990. He is admitted to the bar of the state
of New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and the U.S. District
Court, Northern District of Florida, and Washington D.C..
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Keefe Becomes President-Elect of New Jersey State Bar Association
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