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My wife Patti (In pink sweater above) and I have been raising a large family for 40 years. We have eleven children. Nine of the children have graduated from college, and the remaining two are still attending college. We have two children in Texas, one in Minnesotta, one in Florida, one in San Francisco, one in London, England, one in Rome, Italy. So far, we have 17 grandchildren. 


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  1. Social Security: 80%
    23 years, 9 thousand cases
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



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  • Megan Elizabeth Cain

    I endorse this lawyer. John is an experienced & compassionate attorney. I highly recommend his services.


    Megan Cain Personal injury Attorney
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  • Patrick P. Hartwig

    I learned everything I know about Social Security Disability and the practice of law from John Keefe in the six years I worked for him. Not only does he have a keen legal mind but his sense of duty to his clients is second to none. He and his staff are always on the ball and prepared. In addition, he is the ultimate family man and his leadership skills are evident in the way he treats all of his clients. I endorse this lawyer!


    Patrick Hartwig Social security Attorney
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerKeefe Disability Law1989 - Present
ArbitratorAmerican Arbitration Association1987 - 1994
Clinical Instructor, LitigationHarvard Law School1979 - 1980
City of Boston Law DepartmentAssistant Corporation Counsel1977 - 1980
Special Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County1976 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSustaining Member1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Harvard CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970