Mr. O’Keefe’s entire legal career has been spent in the area of medical negligence, personal injury and wrongful death. Stephen has actively tried cases involving doctors, hospitals and injured victims throughout Ohio for over fourteen years. His experience in analyzing and understanding complex medical and legal issues, levels the playing field for injury victims and their families. He devotes his entire professional life to achieving the best possible result for each and every client he represents.
He is invited frequently to lecture and educate other attorneys on the topic of medical malpractice nationally and throughout Ohio. He has lectured on the topic of medical negligence to The Dayton Bar Association, The Ohio Association of Trial Attorneys, The Hamilton County Association of Trial Attorneys, The University of Dayton School of Law, and The Ohio Association of Risk Managers as well as many medical malpractice insurance companies.
Mr. O’Keefe was the Southwest Ohio District Representative to The Ohio Association for Justice. He is a member of The American Association for Justice, The Dayton Bar Association, The Ohio State Bar Association and The American Bar Association, and the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. O’Keefe was selected by his peers to be a member of the prestigious Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. There are less than one hundred attorneys statewide who have been selected into Ohio Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been voted by his peers as a Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff’s medical malpractice. Less than 2% of practicing attorneys are selected by their peers to be a Super Lawyer.
Stephen was born in Dayton. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and his Jurist Doctorate degree from The Cleveland Marshal College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. Mr. O’Keefe was formerly a partner in the firm of Reminger & Reminger where he led their medical malpractice section from 1997 – 2003. Prior to that, Mr. O’Keefe had worked exclusively in the area of medical malpractice with the law firm of Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur.
When Stephen is not representing the rights of injury victims, he devotes his time to being an active husband and father of five children.
Licensed since 1995
Attorney O'Keefe has an excellent reputation in the legal community because of his high knowledge of Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Law and his care and concern for his clients. He (and his firm) also have a reputation for extraordinary courtroom skill - and that is just as important as knowing the law thoroughly too. If his office is anywhere near you (or not) and you need his help, I highly recommend him to you.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Medical Malpratice Plaintiff||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Medical Malpractice Plaintiff||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Medical Malpractice Plaintiff||SuperLawyers||2012|
|Medical Malpractice Plaintiff||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Medical Malprctice Plaintiff||Super Lawyer||2010|
|Medical Malpractice Plaintiff||Super Lawyer||2009|
|Medical Malpractice Plaintiff||Super Lawyer||2008|
|Medical Malpractice Plaintiff||Super Lawyer||2007|
|Medical Malpractice Plaintiff||Super Lawyer||2006|
|Owner||The O'Keefe Firm||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Gibson & O'Keefe Co. L.P.A.||2003 - 2012|
|Partner||Reminger & Reminger CO LPA||1997 - 2003|
|Associate||Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kaylor||1993 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Medical Malpractice Chair||2008 - 2010|
|Clark County Bar Association||member||2007 - Present|
|Warren County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2006 - Present|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor Cum Laude||1995|
|Miami University of Ohio||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|University of Dayton Law School||Jury Selection in Personal Injury cases||2014|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Pre-suit Negotation in Medical Negligence cases||2013|
|Lecture UD Law School||Trial Advocacy Medical Malpractice||2013|
|Hospital Insurance Forum||Digital Medical Records||2013|
|Catholic Health Partners Risk Managers||Improving Patient Safety||2012|
|National Business Institute||Medical Malpractice Overview||2010|
|Introduction to Medical Malpractice||Medicine 101 for Lawyers||2010|
|Clark County Bar Medical Malpractice Seminar||Medical Malpractice||2010|
|Ohio Association of Justice annual convention||Update on Medical Malpractice in Ohio||2007|
|Grand Rounds Nationwide Columbus Children’s Medical Center||Full disclosure of medical errors from a Plaintiff’s perspective.||2007|
|Ohio Hospital Association||Tort Reform||2006|
|Hamilton County Trial Lawyer Assoc||Medical Malpractice||2005|