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John E Keefe Sr

John E Keefe Sr

Practice areas:

Mediation, Arbitration

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1965

  1. Mediation: 80%
  2. Arbitration: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Patrick Joseph Bartels

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Judge Keefe is without a doubt the most impressive and influential member of the Bar that I have ever had the privilege of knowing and working beside. He is highly respected by everyone who knows him, and his reputation as a well informed, hardworking, and diligent mediator goes well beyond the members of the New Jersey Bar. As an Appellate Judge he wrote several of the most progressive and important ground breaking opinions in the country. As a mediator his ability to manage and help resolve complex litigation involving multiple parties is surpassed by no one. This is why both plaintiffs and defendants look to Judge Keefe to resolve the impossible case.


    Patrick Bartels Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Joshua S Kincannon

    Judge Keefe is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. His understanding of the delicate balance between law, equity, and simple justice is unparalleled. He is a stalwart who makes us better lawyers and reminds us of the time when the law was not just a career, it was a calling.


    Joshua Kincannon Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Keefe Bartels, LLC

170 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ, 07701-1164




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
NJ SuperlawyerSuper Lawyers2008
NJ SuperlawyerSuper Lawyers2007
NJ SuperlawyerSuper Lawyers2006
NJ SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Daniel L. Golden Lifetime AchievementDaniel L. Golden NJ Trial Attorneys2005
James McLaughlin Professionalism AwardNew Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Trial Bar Section2003
Distinguished Service AwardNew Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Present Of Counsel to Keefe BartelsKeefe Bartels, LLC2001 - 2010
ProfessorNew Jersey Judicial College1988 - 2010
JudgeSuperior Court of NJ Appellate Division1988 - 2001
ProfessorSeton Hall School of Law1986 - 2002
Presiding JudgeSuperior Court of NJ Chancery Division1984 - 1988
JudgeSuperior Court of NJ Law Division1979 - 1984
JudgeMiddlesex County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court1977 - 1979
PartnerHoagland, Keefe & Oropollo1970 - 1977
AssociateCohen, Hoagland & Cohen New Brunswick NJ1965 - 1970


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The American Law InstituteMemberN/A
Fellow of the American Bar AssociationFellowN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Middlesex County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Board of TrusteesTrusteeN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Perini Corp. V. Great Bay Hotel & Casino Inc.PER CURIAM
Rudbart V. North Jersey Dist. Water Supply Com'n127 NJ 344 (1992)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey Products Liability Gann Law BooksCo-Author2005
Seton Hall Law ReviewPresumed Knowledge: A Legal Fiction Gone Awry1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice)N/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1965
Rutgers UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1962

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NJ Judicial College Annual LectureAnnual Lecturer to Trial Court Judges on Products Liability2006
NJ Judicial CollegeLecture on Civil Case Law Update1998
Wisconsin State Civil JudiciaryComplex Case Management in Asbestos Case Litigation1984