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Timothy Sean Keough

Family Attorney at Tavares, FL

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2015

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

I have been practicing law in Lake County, Florida for nearly 25 years, with my practice centered on all aspects of family law.   My firm is prepared to handle cases at any stage of litigation, primarily encompassing the issues of divorce, child custody, support, paternity, and domestic violence. I also handle cases with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Revenue (DOR), as well as modification proceedings.

 

As a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator, I have conducted thousands of mediations. As a result, I am well-versed in various strategies to resolve any family law issues you may have, and am well prepared to take your case to trial, if necessary.

 

I am a past president of the Lake County Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and have served as a judge in the Lake County Teen Court. I have lived in Lake County for over 25 years.

 

As to any concerns regarding the notice of disciplinary action, I would note that the issue had absolutely nothing to do with a client, the practice of law, or any form of dishonesty. I would be happy to respond to any questions that you have in this regard.

Location

Law Office of Timothy S. Keough, P.A.
Lake Professional Center
131 West Main Street
Tavares, FL, 32778-3809

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hire this attorney!!!
Excellent attorney...he provided wonderful advice and obtained the best results. He listened to my concerns and issues...and made sure that I was happy. Very friendly staff.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
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Great and Understanding Attorney
I hired Mr. Keough to handle my divorce and child custody case. I told him up front that the most important thing was getting the majority of custody for my child. Mr. Keough was upfront with all the possible custody laws and how the State of FL was trying to push custody to 50-50. We discussed a game plan and when we went to mediation, the outcome was in my favor. During and after the divorce proceeding my former husband was and is still not an easy person to deal with and Mr. Keough was and is always there to help me with any legal issues or concerns that come up. I would recommend Mr. Keough to anyone that is looking for a divorce attorney, he knows the law, he is upfront and will be there for you throughout the entire process.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2023
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Confused
Not only was Mr. Keough confused on who he was talking to and kept telling my witness how he has too many cases on his plate. He never asked important questions, spent all of 5 min “inspecting” either home. He Does not know how to talk to children, got information wrong or straight up lied on his report. DO NOT GO to this person, do your rear and find someone else, please.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Probation issued in FL, 2015
updated on 07/16/2018

Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Timothy's comment: “The discipline stems from a traffic infraction which had absolutely no connection to the practice of law or any client. However, it was a misdemeanor so I self reported it”

Admonishment issued in FL, 2005
updated on 05/12/2015

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Timothy S. Keough P.A.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Cauthen, Oldham & Keough
  • 1991 - 2000

Education

  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Associations

  • Tavares High School Booster Club
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Director
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lake County Quarterback Club
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Lions Club
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Leesburg Youth Softball League
  • Coach
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (55)
Endorse Timothy
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim is an awesome GAL and great attorney. He's always very kind and responsive. I highly recommend!"
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly recommend Tim Keough for mediation. I used him a while back and was very please with his unique way of evaluating the parties' differences and crafting a solution that worked well for everyone. His rates are also very reasonable."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Tim Keough for 13 years. He is a skilled attorney, takes a vested interest in his clients' positions and is a strong advocate for same. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim is an effective and knowledgeable mediator. I've used him in a number of cases and always trust that if anyone can get the case settled, he will. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled family law mediator."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim is one of the best family law attorneys and mediators in the area. I endorse TIm as well as refer him cases that I cannot take due to conflicts. He is great in the courtroom and has commendable research skills. He settles cases as a mediator too."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a credit to the legal community and an excellent lawyer"
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very capable attorney and an efficient, resourceful and skilled mediator."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known TIm for over 20 years. He is tenacious and highly skilled as both an attorney and mediator. A++"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has an excellent reputation."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have literally mediated thousands of cases with this mediator/attorney and he is clearly one of the best mediators in the State of Florida. I can also say that he is a tough and intelligent opponent in the courtroom who fights fair."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an effective communicator and mediator. I strongly recommend his services and advisement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is the finest mediator in Lake County, Florida."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim is a stellar mediator, guardian ad litem and attorney. I have the highest respect for Tim and his legal skills."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent mediator who has mediated numerous cases for me. I highly recommend Tim."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Tim Keough. He is an excellent mediator and divorce attorney who cares about his clients."
Child custody Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a strong advocate for his clients. He does an exceptional job in his child custody cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a phenomenal divorce litigator."
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Tavares Family Lawyer Timothy Sean Keough
Timothy Sean Keough
Family Attorney
Tavares, FL
Licensed for 32 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details