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Daniel Martin Keane

Divorce and separation Attorney at Doylestown, PA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Dan Keane


Licensed for 22 years

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Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Providing professional and knowledgeable representation in all family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution.

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Working with clients to reach the best possible resolution to DUI charges that can have serious consequences

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    Drawing on the experience gained as a former Chief Deputy District Attorney to provide proficient representation in all adult and juvenile criminal matters including DUI, drug offenses, retail theft, underage drinking, traffic citations, and expungement matters

    16 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Providing professional and knowledgeable representation in all family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution.

    16 years

EFFECTIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION FROM AN EXPERIENCED AND RESPONSIVE ATTORNEY

Daniel M. Keane is a Shareholder in the firm. Dan’s main areas of practice include family law, Protection from Abuse representation, DUI defense, adoption, general criminal defense, civil litigation and Orphan’s Court litigation. He is a member of the Bucks County Orphan’s Court Attorney Appointment List from which he receives court appointments to represent parties in guardianship and termination of parental rights litigation matters.  He is also a member of the Bucks County Criminal Defense Conflict List from which he receives appointments to represent clients in Juvenile Court, Mental Health Court, Drug Court and Grand Jury.

 

Dan previously served as a Solicitor for the Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency.  In that capacity, Dan represented the Agency in Dependency Court and handled Child Abuse Expunction Hearings in the Pennsylvania Bureau of Hearings and Appeals.

 

Dan’s family law practice includes representing clients in all domestic matters such as divorce, child and spousal support and child custody. He regularly drafts and negotiates important domestic contracts such as property settlement agreements and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

 

Dan’s civil litigation practice includes contract disputes and collections matters. He works closely with our homeowner and condominium association clients to enforce their rights and, when necessary, litigate the collection of outstanding fees and dues.

 

Dan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Following law school Dan spent seven years in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney until being promoted to Chief Deputy District Attorney. While in the DA’s Office, Dan prosecuted more than 1000 DUI cases and personally argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Dan was one of only five trial coordinators during his time in the DA’s Office and prosecuted homicide by vehicle and murder cases. He also served as the Chief of Narcotics Prosecutions for several years where he oversaw the prosecution of every drug related crime in Bucks County. Dan draws on these experiences when representing individuals who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence, Drug Possession and Delivery, Simple Assault and Theft.

 

Dan has been active in the Bucks County Bar Association since 2007.  Dan was a member of the Board of Directors for eight years before being elected Board Secretary in 2018 and then Board President in 2020.  He also serves in the Family Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation Sections of the bar association.  

 

Dan is also active in the community. Before joining the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association, Dan served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County. Dan also previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Bucks County Bar Foundation.

 

Dan is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey and is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012
Licensed for 22 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Clemons Richter & Reiss, P.C.

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Daniel received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Chris | April 28, 2015
He'll take care of you
Dan is the best. Unfortunately my divorce/custody situation is high conflict, but Dan is always a voice of reason. He is incredibly down-to-earth and always gives advice that is grounded, trustworthy, helpful, and real. In these situations, having someone who knows the ins and outs of the system and is 100% real with you is invaluable. Dan is all of those things, and I can't stress that enough. It's also really important to get responses to your issues--even if just to set your mind at ease, and Dan is extremely responsive. Can't say enough good things about him, and if you need a strong lawyer who will listen to you and take care of you, Dan is your guy.
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Posted by Christopher | March 6, 2015
Life Saver!
Dan went above and beyond to help with my DUI defense. With his help and hard work, I was able to avoid certain disaster in my life- Family, Financial, Career... He is a Life Saver and I'm forever grateful. A few years ago I made a terrible mistake. I left the bar on St. Partick's day (night) after a full evening of celebration. Rather than walking home, which was my original plan, I got behind the wheel and was subsequently arrested for DWI. There was no mistaking the fact that I was intoxicated. I was taken to the hospital where my blood test revealed that I was in the highest tier for penalty purposes. I was facing Jail time and 12 Months Suspended License. In an attempt to reduce my penalty and suspension we petitioned for ARD from the prosecutors office. To our dismay, we were rejected due to a prior offense in another state (that had been expunged). I thought my life was over. A 12 month license suspension would have surely ended my career and would have probably ended my marriage as well. Dan could have accepted the answer. He was already paid for his services, and did his job per our agreement. However, because he cared about me and my family, he didn't give up and found a way to fight... Through some research and leg work, he discovered that the misdemeanor that prevented me from qualifying for ARD would have been only a Summary Offense in PA- thereby making me eligible for ARD. We appealed the initial rejection by the prosecutors office, and based upon the information provided they reconsidered their decision and accepted me into the program. My suspension was now 60 days, no jail and the criminal charge would be expunged after completing a probationary period. This was huge! When I was seeking an attorney to represent me, I was really worried that DUI defense was easy money for the attorney. I thought that I was paying a lot of money for no real representation, as the statutes pretty much define the outcome. However I also knew that I could not go through it alone. I am so glad that I was introduced to Dan. He earned every penny, and I am forever thankful. *Dan was introduced to me by an Attorney and very close friend who declined to take my case- he told me that Dan was my best chance for a good outcome, and that if he were in a similar situation he'd call Dan too!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
Fantastic attorney.
I spoke with Dan for the first time and immediately trusted him. His expert knowledge of the legal system made him the perfect choice to handle all of my personal matters. I will not use any other attorney in the future as long as Dan is available. I have recommended him to several people with complete confidence.
Posted by RJ Burnes | February 28, 2015
Partnership of Dan Keane
I engaged Dan Keane of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on a number of family law issues. Keane was able to provide me knowledgeable and timely service on all of my needs. His responses were informative and the level of detail superior to any other experience. In short, Keane is a results driven individual and I highly reccomend his partnership.
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Posted by Donna | February 27, 2015
Divorce
Dan represented me in a divorce case for a little over a year. During that time, I counted on Dan to guide me through the process. He was always professional, yet I got the feeling he genuinely wanted me to succeed post divorce. Having no knowledge of this process, I needed a lot of step by step directions. I feel as if Dan helped me understand my rights, as well as fought to get me the best PSA available. He was extremely good with his communication as far as getting back to me when he said he would. Even if he had no news, or the news wasn't good, his responses were timely. During this process, I was told by a friend that sometimes you just had to trust your lawyer's advice. I'm glad I listened. There were times when I was confused and uncertain what to do and I trusted him to do what was best for me. I don't regret it at all. Dan has a real passion for what he does and from my perspective was very knowledgeable. My relationship with him during this divorce was a good one. I would be happy to recommend him and will use him again if I ever need a lawyer.
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Posted by Caryn | February 26, 2015
Highly recommend
I recommend Daniel Keane to anybody looking for a lawyer for family law. I've used Dan for the last couple years now, and have been very satisfied with his services. He is extremely honest, knowledgeable, informative, helpful, and dedicated. Always easy to get in touch with, and quickly gets back in touch if he is at a conference, in court, etc. Dan is also very fair with prices, and will work with any budget. He also will put it out there that while he has no problem filling out certain paperwork, there is certain simple paperwork we are able to full out ourselves to save a couple hundred. Overall, I am extremely happy with Dan's services and would highly recommend him to anybody!!
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Posted by A DUI client | February 26, 2015
Excellent attorney
Being charged with DUI is scary. Dan helped me through the process and got me the best possible result. I will always call Dan if I ever need a lawyer.
Posted by Jeanne | February 26, 2015
Happy with the results
Dan did a terrific job taking care of the issue I had. He returned phone calls and emails within 24 hours in most cases. At times there were long periods where there was no action happening, perhaps an email or text stating that would have helped to keep me informed. Otherwise all went well with a good conclusion to the case.
Posted by Lori | February 26, 2015
Very Pleased
I needed an attorney and I wasn't sure where to turn. Dan was recommended to me by a friend who had great things to say about him, and I can't thank my friend enough. Dan jumped in from day one and took control of the case. He kept me informed throughout the process and was always professional and patient. I recommend Dan to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
Excellent
I have known Dan for a while but did not need his services until recently. He was what I expected him to be - responsive and attentive. I will certainly use his services again if the need arises.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Clemons, Richter & Reiss, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Clemons Richter & Reiss, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Williams & Scheetz
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Senior Deputy District Attorney
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Chief of Narcotics Prosecutions
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Bucks County Bar Charitable Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Vice President / President-Elect
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Board Secretary
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member Services Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Bucks County Bar Charitable Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Merit Selection Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Executive Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Family Law Attorney in Pennsylvania
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Awesome Attorney - Criminal Defense
  • Suburban Life Magazine Bucks County
  • 2012
  • Awesome Attorney - Family Law
  • Suburban Life Magazine Bucks County
  • 2012
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine Bucks County
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Leadership
  • Bucks County Bar Associaiton
  • 2011
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine Bucks County
  • 2010
  • Semesters Honors
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2000
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Publications

  • PGRA & AT Monthly Publication
  • Avoiding a Suspension of Your Safety and Emission Certifications
  • 2008
  • PGRA & AT Monthly Publication
  • Responding to Retail Theft
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Evidence for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Dependency Benchbook Training
  • Parental Visitation in Dependency Matters
  • 2015
  • Bucks County American Inn of Court
  • Roadblocks to Resolution
  • 2015
  • Bucks County American Inn of Court
  • Juror Use of Technology During Trial
  • 2012
  • BCBA Bench Bar Conference
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Litigating Civil and Criminal Jury Trials in Bucks County
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a bright, focused, and trustworthy attorney. I have relied on him to help several of my clients with criminal matters. He has earned my strongest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel Keane is the attorney I trust to refer any Pennsylvania criminal defense or family law matters. He is reliable and proficient in representing those that need his help the most. Having known him for over ten years, I can confidently state that he takes referrals very seriously and I know that the clients I refer to him will receive excellent representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"On several criminal matters, Daniel Keane and I were opposing counsel. In each case, I was impressed by Mr. Keane's case preparation and thorough understanding of the legal matters involved. Moreover, Mr. Keane was a zealous advocate who displayed excellent trial skills at all times."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan is a tireless worker who always knows the law and the facts and has a wonderful ability to weave the two together in a way that gets the best result for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an extremely capable and experienced attorney. He is able to handle the most difficult and complex criminal litigation with ease. He is a true gentleman with the utmost respect for his clients, opponents, and the law."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a highly skilled and energetic attorney. He is known for his diligence, uncompromising attention to detail and his professional attention to his clients. Dan spent seven years as a prosecutor in Bucks County and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy District Attorney. While at the DA's Office Dan prosecuted a number of high profile cases and earned the respect of all those who knew him and worked with him. Dan's commitment to providing high quality service to his clients, his ethical standards, and his extensive connections in the local community clearly make him a rising star in Bucks County."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan has a great deal of experience and knowledge of commercial litigation issues and I would recommend him for anyone in need of his services."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

Daniel earned significant contribution points in 2012.

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Doylestown Divorce and separation Lawyer Daniel Martin Keane
Daniel Martin Keane
Divorce and separation Attorney
Doylestown, PA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available