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Robert Franklin Keefer

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Harrisonburg, VA

4.9   204 reviews

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 Bob Keefer has been practicing law in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia since graduating from William and Mary Law School in1983. Over the last 30 plus years he has routinely appeared in Harrisonburg, Staunton, Woodstock, Luray, and Waynesboro to represent his clients. Bob has handled hundreds, if not thousands, of traffic cases, both reckless driving and driving under the influence.

 

Bob has completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved student course in administration of standardized field sobriety tests - the same class the police officer had to pass to become an officer in Virginia.

 

Bob is one of the few NHTSA Certified Field Sobriety Instructors in the Virginia.  This is the same certification that the person who taught your police officer should have had.

 

Bob is also very familiar with Virginia's new evidentiary breath test machine, the EC/IR II.  Bob actually has an EC/IR.  He has discovered that the new device cannot tell the difference between diabetics and drunks.  Bob has also discovered that Virginia has covered up this problem.

 

Bob has written articles published on the Internet about the problems with the EC/IR II. Bob is a member of the National College for the DUI Defense.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 39 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 12/27/2022

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Keefer Law Firm
578 East Market Street
#102
Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
Keefer Law Firm PLC
505 N. Main Street
Suite 111
Woodstock, VA, 22664
Keefer Law Firm PLC
PO Box 811
Staunton, VA, 24402
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4.9 / 5.0
  204 customer reviews
Posted by Anne | January 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defense for Traffic Violation
I recently received a ticket for a traffic violation. The amount to be paid was not large, but the DMV website shows that to pay the ticket would be an admission of guilt and would result in a penalty of minus 4 points on my driving record. What to do? An insurance agent told me that Robert Keefer, an attorney in Harrisonburg, specialized in traffic violation cases. Mr. Keefer's website says that the initial consultation is free, so I telephoned him. Mr. Keefer listened carefully to my account, asked me several questions, said he thought there might be a possibility of getting the charge reduced and offered to represent me. I accepted. Dana Baker, Mr. Keefer's legal assistant, sent me a list of things to do and items to be sent to his office. She responded quickly and courteously to questions or difficulties I had about the items to be sent, so I was able to get everything submitted before the court date. Almost immediately, after Mr. Keefer represented me in court, he telephoned to tell me that the charge was not just REDUCED, but totally DISMISSED, and that no points would be deducted from my driving record. How did he do this? I don't know. Looking again at his website and from my own experience, I believe his education in the law, which he has continued with special reference to traffic law, his understanding of the Virginia Traffic Court system in which he has practiced for over thirty years and his strong desire to obtain good results for his client all played a role. If Mr. Keefer represents you in traffic court, you can rest assured that he will obtain the best outcome possible for your case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2022
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great service
We hired Mr. Keefer to help our son resolve a speeding ticket. Mr. Keefer made several recommendations for our son before court and by following those Mr. Keefer was able to work with the judge to have our case dismissed.
Posted by Charles | December 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny.
Mr. Keefer got my reckless driving charge reduced to a small fine, no points off my license. Best money I have spent all year.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving charge successfully reduced
I want to commend Mr. Keefer and team for so ably representing me in Virginia Traffic Court. It took a considerable amount of time and effort as well as personal stress to prepare for the court hearing but it was all worth it to have such a successful outcome . I am extremely grateful to have had such professional and competent representation .
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Posted by Doug C | October 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
If you're frustrated and not sure where to turn ......
5 months ago, as a parent I was confronted with a very serious traffic infraction by my daughter. Offenses like that can be detrimental to her education and future employment opportunities. I had previously worked with an attorney who promised everything and delivered nothing, until I was referred to Mr. Keefer. Mr. Keefer listened intently, understood my frustrations and allowed me to vent. From there, he humbly explained his expertise and I made a judgement call to hire him. Thankfully, he achieved a great result for my daughter, and exceeded expectations. If you are confronted with a difficult situation, do yourself a favor and give Mr. Keefer a call. He under promises, over delivers and has deep relationships within the legal community of the I-81 corridor. Thanks for spreading a little joy in the world sir !
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Posted by Genevieve | May 12, 2022
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Beyond helpful
Mr. Keefer was friendly and took time to answer all my question more than once. He got the ticket reduced hallelujah. So grateful to Mr. Keefer and his office manager Dana for all their help. Dana is great about super speedy replies. They are both excellent!
Posted by james | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
speeding ticket
My experience with Robert Keefer was great. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you for everything!
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Under the circumstances in needing an attorney for our son, it was a great experience dealing with Mr. Keefer and his staff. Answered all of our questions. A special thanks to Dana for always answering all emails so promptly. The professionalism to keep in touch and being informed in every step was above and beyond. Reach out to Mr. Keefer and his staff if you need help, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Michele | March 5, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Keefer was very knowledgeable and offered excellent advice when our son got his speeding ticket. We would definitely recommend him as a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic
I was very pleased with the service provided and the whole experience from start to finish. Mr. Keefer did an excellent job and received the very best outcome. Also, his secretary provided excellent customer service and let us know same day the results of the case. If you are in the need of an attorney, please use this firm. I highly recommend Mr. Keefer and his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable, responsive and excellent lawyer
My son received a reckless driving ticket and we immediately contacted Mr. Keefer based on his reviews. They all are true. The staff is very helpful and Mr. Keefer gave him a list of things that needed to be completed prior to his court date. He explained to him how he would handle the case. He has been in the area for a long time so he has knowledge of the court system and handling cases in that area. We were able to get his reduced to improper driving. We are so happy we chose the Keefer Law Firm. If you are reading this don't look any further contact Mr. Keefer.
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Posted by Bill | May 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Keefer Law Firm is beyond amazing!!
Bob Keefer is a pro's pro. He handled my son's traffic offense—a horrific single-car crash—in a manner that saved our family all the stress. Keefer Law Firm is worth every single penny.
Posted by Laurie | April 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Prompt and professional. Excellent office staff. Answered all our questions. Very kind and empathetic lawyer and staff.
Posted by Janine | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
reckless driving charge reduced to an infraction
communication was clear and straightforward, easy process. Very professional and responsive. Good results
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Bob and his firm are knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. I was very happy with the service and we got an excellent outcome. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Results Possible
Bob Keefer is an excellent attorney. He helped me out of a bad jam in Shenandoah County, VA, that would have had serious personal repercussions. He even went to the extra level to enlist an expert witness who's presence in the courtroom invaluably aided in getting the best results possible. Dana and Whitney at Keefer Law Firm were also very professional and helpful. I highly recommend Mr. Keefer's services to anyone.
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Posted by Anne | October 22, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Bob Keefer and his staff were excellent in dealing with an issue we had. His professional yet personal approach, as well the professionalism of his office staff were beyond what I had expected. Highly recommend
Posted by Steven | July 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Reckless driving/Racing
Mr. Keefer and his associates, Whitney and Dana, did an absolutely wonderful job handling my case. From the time of consultation up to the court date itself. He comprised a list for me to complete before trial and gave me ample time to complete everything. Especially concidering the nation was in a pandemic during this process he continued my case, when needed, to allow me to complete everything on my end. It was a pleasant experience to deal with him and his colleagues. They were prompt at answering emails and calls and provided me with plenty of information and help throughout the process. His knowledge of the court system, judges, and officers are unprecedented compared to the competition in my opinion. He inevitably reduced my reckless driving ticket to improper driving and haggled to get my fines very low and affordable. I will be hiring Bob Keefer again in the future if I need legal representation and I recommend you do the same.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
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Best experience in my frightening situation
Without going into details, just wanted to express a "BIG THANK YOU" to my lawyer, Mr. Keefer! I cannot be happier with the outcome of my case. His staff was responsive, supportive, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. They returned all my calls and responded to every email message promptly. Mr. Keefer himself was very personable and knowledgeable. I would never hesitate to refer anybody who needs legal help to Mr. Keefer. Rest assured that Mr. Keefer and his team will represent your best interest! They will also be with you along the way when your livelihood and sanity are hanging by a thread while your trial is pending.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2019
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Case: Dismissed : Excellent Lawyer
The best lawyer I would recommend and he knows what needs to be done. After talking to him and providing the necessary information, He was able to dismiss my "Drinking alcohol in public" case. I read so many reviews in Avvo/Google and then decided Mr.Keefer is the best for my case and proved to be the best. Very reasonable pricing too - You should definitely hire him
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Keefer Law Firm, PLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hoover Penrod
  • 1987 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Hoover Penrod
  • 1983 - 1987

Education

  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v Jane Doe
  • DWI and Refusal both dismissed

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Forensic Chromatography: Solid Dose Drug Testing IV
  • Axion Analytical Labs, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • National College for DUI Defense, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • National College for DUI Defense, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • 2009
  • DWI means Defend with Ingenuity
  • National College for DUI Defense, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • National College for DUI Defense, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • 2008
  • DWI means Defend with Ingenuity
  • National College for DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Williamsburg DUI Seminar
  • 2011
  • How to Avoid getting arrested at JMU
  • How to Avoid getting arrested at JMU
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (61)
Endorse Robert
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve worked with Mr. Keefer on a number of cases over the years. His knowledge of DUI and DUI defense is unparalleled. Whenever, I have a complicated issue involving DUI defense he is the first person I consult. He is passionate about his representation of clients and is always prepared."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bob on a number of cases over the years. Extremely knowledgeable and excellent trial attorney. I have actually hired him as an advisor for complex DUI cases due to his extraordinary knowledge and skill in handling DUI's. Would highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert Keefer for his skills and experience defending DUI/DWI cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
""Bob" Keefer is nationally known as the "go to" criminal defense and DUI lawyer in Virginia. He has been the pioneer and champion of DUI defense in Virginia and is relied upon for his insight by attorneys nationwide. If I ever had a friend or family member accused of a DUI or other criminal charge in Virginia, my first and last recommendation would be Bob Keefer without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Keefer is a real star in the DUI/DWI community. He is a well-known member of the National College for DUI Defense and a great attorney. I strongly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a fellow member of the National College for DUI Defense. He is a strong member of the DUI defense community. I highly recommend him in that area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob, is one of the best DUI attorney in Virginia. Great guy and great attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert Keefer for about 7 years and I can tell you there are very few lawyers that have the same encyclopedic understanding of DUI/DWI law as he does. I could almost call his understanding "old hat" because he is so comfortable with the subject matter, but that wouldn't do it justice. Robert is so much more than just his understanding, he has such an energy about himself, such a desire to learn more, climb the next mountain and most importantly to disprove the next level of non-sense the government is throwing at us! He is similar to what baseball calls a triple threat, he knows the law, is energized by it, and most important has no problem teaching the jury (and prosecution) what they need to know. Anybody that hires Robert Keefer is in good hands....and that's all I am going to say about that!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a leader in the Virginia criminal defense bar, particularly but not exclusively in the area of DUI Defense. More than any other lawyer I know, Bob has been instrumental in uncovering documents/data from the Division of Forensic Science which make clear the limitations and errors of both the previous and current generation of machines used to prosecute defendants for DUI. Bob has been instrumental in developing new defenses, and his tenacity, innovative and relentless spirit, have well-served justice in Virginia. I know my own practice has benefited from the things I have learned from the product of some of his efforts on behalf of his clients. Thanks Bob and keep it up!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are many lawyers to choose from. However, there is only one that you can trust to successfully defend your DWI charge. Attorney Keefer is not only an exceptional lawyer, he is a man you can trust. His knowledge of the law and his skill in the courtroom make him a formidable adversary. Attorney Keefer’s persuasive abilities have given him a national reputation as one of the finest advocates for the accused citizen. Without hesitation, I strongly endorse Attorney Keefer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Keefer is a gentleman who makes this endorsement of his work an easy task because good, honest people are always easy to encourage others to trust. I remember the very first time I met Bob almost 10 years ago. He was a passionate defense attorney who really wanted to attack the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machine in his home state of Virginia. I was honored then to answer his questions, and just recently I turned to him for help because his passion to excel and become an innovator in his field has not diminished one bit. He has succeeded in becoming a leader in his practice of DUI defense and I would not hesitate one moment to trust a member of my family to Bob's care."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been a member of the National College for DUI Defense for over 10 years now, and as an annual attendee of two to three national DUI defense seminars, I have been privileged to get to know many of our nation's finest DUI defense attorneys. Robert Keefer is undoubtedly amongst this select group. His reputation for professional excellence far exceeds the borders of Virginia. His reputation as a well trained, experienced, ultra talented yet deeply compassionate, DUI defense attorney is not only national but matched by very few. I proudly and loudly endorse Robert Keefer. The citizen accused could be in no better hands. Period. The fact that he is a personal friend is but a bonus."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am honored to write this endorsement of Bob Keefer's ability as a DUI trial lawyer. I have known Bob for a number of years and value his advise and friendship tremendously. Bob and I met while attending DWI Certification Training and the top DWI seminars in the nation. Bob is well known and respected throughtout the country by the nation's best DUI attorneys. Bob's contributions to our national list server are a constant reminder of the level of excellence he has attained. Bob's committment to continue to push the envelop in the areas of training, innovative confrontation of the breath testing device and program, legal writing and flat out fighting for the rights of his clients. I recently spent an hour with Bob at the airport after attending the nationally renowned "Mastering Scientific Evidence" seminar. How refreshing to break bread with a man of character who is totally committed to doing his very best to advance the interests of his clients. God bless! Jamie "DWI Dude" Balagia"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a tireless defender of anyone accused of DUI. He is dedicated to his clients and their cases. Bob was the first attorney to get the state of Virginia to turn over critical information about their new breath machine, the Intoximeter EC/IR II. In a state saturated with attorneys, Bob is clearly one of the best."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Keefer is an outstanding lawyer and when it comes to DUI defense in the Commonwealth of VA, he ranks among the elite. Following VA's adoption of a new breath testing machine as the "gold standard" across the state, Bob began working on the facts to show that it, in fact, has serious flaws. His efforts were rewarded with numerous court victories in which the reliability of the machine was severely undermined. Bob is dedicated to finding the best solution for his clients' needs and will work tirelessly to achieve great results for those in his care."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You would be hard pressed to find a harder working attorney than Rob Keefer. His down to earth manner and ability to listen are just a few of his strengths. He goes the extra mile for his clients and keeps up on the latest scientific research on breath testing. He recently completed the "Mastering Scientific Evidence" Program for DUI in New Orleans. This program is put on by the National College of DUI Defense. Rob is only one of a handful of lawyers from Virginia to attend this program. Rob knows that mastering the forensic science is the key element in effective DUI defense."
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