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John L. Keefe

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Natick, MA

4.8   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1974
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After graduating from Harvard College and Boston College Law School, I have practiced law since 1974 - over 40 years. Since 1994 I have focused on Social Security Disability law. We have handled over 12,000 Social Security Disability cases in Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  

When my father developed severe rheumatoid arthritis he was forced to discontinue his career as a civil engineer, even while still trying to pay for college tuitions. That illness and its affect on my Dad's life and our family opened a window for me - showing clearly the day to day hardships of loss of income, the daily pain from the illness itself, and loss of prestige and satisfaction that goes along with no longer being able to work at the profession or job that you are trained to do. When we are able to get a client the Social Security benefits they deserve, we know it does not put them back to where they were, but it provides monthly income, usually with back pay, and health insurance. Our attorneys and paralegals know what to do, and it is the way that we can help. And we are happy to help!

My wife Patti and I have been raising a large family - we have eleven children. All eleven of the children have graduated from college as of May, 2017. Six of the children are married. See photo below of Patti and me with all the children and all their spouses, the photo where I have the bright pink tie. We have one child in Houston, one child in San Francisco, one in Sacramento, one in Minnesotta, one in New York City, one in London, England, one in Rome, Italy. So far, we have 24 grandchildren. Patti and I are involved with Family Enrichment of Massachusetts, offering case study method courses to married couples who wish to improve their skills as parents or as spouses, with an acheivable goal to improve and enrich family life.

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Keefe Disability Law
209 W Central St #300
Natick, MA, 01760

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4.8 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Steve | November 12, 2016
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Review Of Keefe Law Firm
John's firm did an excellent job representing me in my fight for SSDI. I ultimately won my case and would definitely recommend his firm for representation.
Posted by bonnie | October 19, 2016
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social security
John Keefe was an excellent lawyer. He always and kept me updated with my case and mainly did all the paperwork. And he prepared me before we went in front of the judge in court.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2016
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Day in court
Brendon was well prepared and did a great job preparing me.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
great experience with a difficult situation
Our lawyer from John O'Keefe, was excellent Her name is Liliana Mangiafico. Both Liliana and the entire firm kept us informed and we very prepared for our hearing. Liliana guided us through the process and provide both professional and emotional support. The SS process is very difficult and very emotional - This firm made a very difficult time easier. And in the end all was favorable for our case!
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Posted by jodi | July 14, 2014
The best lawyer you'll ever have!
My first contact with the firm put me at ease and I was certain they were able to fully handle my case to the end. John and his staff are knowledgable, always available, and right on top of every step that needs to be done. When you call, someone always answers. I appreciate that. Fees are reasonable, their main purpose is to help you win your case, and they truly understand what you are going through. Caring, compassionate and kind are just a few words that come to mind when working with them. They know the system and prepare your case like it was their own family. Thank you John Keefe for being on my side!
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Posted by eileen | July 7, 2014
I highly recommend this lawyer.My calls were returned in a timely manner.He answered my questions and kept me informed.I couldn't have done it without his help.He is A+++++!
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2016
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very long process
His office was very fast to get any information from me after applying on line. Very polite staff. The paperwork was very well marked as to where to sign. Some of the paperwork was confusing when sent to fill out but again the staff was helpful when calling to try to explain whatever paper work I may have been confused with. when it came to meeting the lawyer there was none and there were a lot of questions that I would have liked to ask the staff if I had at least met them once. When it came to having to go to court the paperwork was very intimidating. It gave me more questions then it answered. A lot of the information was not relevant to my case and I was confused by this. The time given after seeing the judge was three times as long as I was told it would be until I heard from them. During this time I did not hear a word from his office unless I called them to see where I stood. I have Mostly good comments for them over all.
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Posted by Denise | October 12, 2016
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A Great Disability Lawyer
Keefe helped me when I was disabled for many years but had finally lost my job over my disability. They took all of my info and handled everything for me. If you are truly disabled then I highly recommend Keefe Disability Law.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Keefe Disability Law
  • 1989 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association
  • 1987 - 1994
  • Clinical Instructor, Litigation
  • Harvard Law School
  • 1979 - 1980
  • City of Boston Law Department
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • 1977 - 1980
  • Special Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County
  • 1976 - 1977
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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Harvard College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970


  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse John
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Keefe is an experienced and dedicated lawyer. He uses his extensive knowledge and skills to help less fortunate people get the benefits that they deserve from the Social Security Administration. He is an excellent leader and mentor to younger attorneys. I highly endorse attorney Keefe as a dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Other
"I met John recently at a conference and he has a true passion for helping people through the complicated maze of social security disability cases. I highly recommend him"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an experienced & compassionate attorney. I highly recommend his services."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a top notch lawyer with a brilliant mind who believes in treating clients like family. He is a winner in life and in the practice of law. I've relied on John and his first class law firm for expert advice to my questions. It is an honor and a privilege to give John and his outstanding law firm my highest recommendation. This is who you call when you want to win and win Big"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the most competent, tech savvy attorneys I have ever met who, on a daily basis, goes out of his way to help the poor, disabled, and injured."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and well-respected in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse John Keefe. John is one of the smartest,hardest working lawyers i know. He is honest and really cares about his clients. I strongly urge you to hire John if you need help with your disability claim."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John really likes helping people, this makes him particularly effective helping his disabled clients. He makes sure that his clients don't get lost in the shuffle. It's this kind of personal touch that sets his law firm apart."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with John Keefe on several matters in the past. John is the consummate professional! He has that rare ability to connect with people on a personal level yet walk into a professional situation thoroughly prepared and engaged. John's skills, personality and charisma serve him and his clients very well. I endorse this lawyer!"
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Natick Social Security & Disability Lawyer John L. Keefe
John L. Keefe
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Natick, MA
Licensed for 49 years