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Stephen Patrick O'Keefe

also known as Steve OKeefe, Steve O'Keefe

About me

Mr. O’Keefe’s entire legal career has been spent in the area of medical negligence, personal injury and wrongful death. Stephen has actively tried cases involving doctors, hospitals and injured victims throughout Ohio for over fourteen years.  His experience in analyzing and understanding complex medical and legal issues, levels the playing field for injury victims and their families.  He devotes his entire professional life to achieving the best possible result for each and every client he represents. 

 He is invited frequently to lecture and educate other attorneys on the topic of medical malpractice nationally and throughout Ohio.  He has lectured on the topic of medical negligence to The Dayton Bar Association, The Ohio Association of Trial Attorneys, The Hamilton County Association of Trial Attorneys, The University of Dayton School of Law, and The Ohio Association of Risk Managers as well as many medical malpractice insurance companies. 

Mr. O’Keefe was the Southwest Ohio District Representative to The Ohio Association for Justice.  He is a  member of The American Association for Justice, The Dayton Bar Association, The Ohio State Bar Association and The American Bar Association, and the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. O’Keefe was selected by his peers to be a member of the prestigious Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  There are less than one hundred attorneys statewide who have been selected into Ohio Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been voted  by his peers as a Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff’s medical malpractice.  Less than 2% of practicing attorneys are selected by their peers to be a Super Lawyer.

Stephen was born in Dayton.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and his Jurist Doctorate degree from The Cleveland Marshal College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude.  Mr. O’Keefe was formerly a partner in the firm of Reminger & Reminger where he led their medical malpractice section from 1997 – 2003.  Prior to that, Mr. O’Keefe had worked exclusively in the area of medical malpractice with the law firm of Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur. 

When Stephen is not representing the rights of injury victims, he devotes his time to being an active husband and father of five children.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 70%
    21 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    21 years, 200 cases
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 5%
    21 years, 300 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sean Lamaut Walton

    Attorney Stephen O'Keefe is a brilliant legal mind in the world of medical malpractice. I call on him often for advice and insight.


    Sean Walton Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Samuel David Patry

    Stephen is the first call I make when consulting with another attorney on Medical Malpractice cases. His experience and insight are invaluable.


    Samuel Patry Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The O'Keefe Firm

7385 far hills ave
Dayton, OH, 45459-7108

The O'Keefe Firm Co. L.P.A.

433 W. Leffel Lane
Springfield, OH, 45506



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Medical Malpratice PlaintiffSuperLawyers2014
Medical Malpractice PlaintiffSuperLawyers2013
Medical Malpractice PlaintiffSuperLawyers2012
Medical Malpractice PlaintiffSuperLawyers2011
Medical Malprctice PlaintiffSuper Lawyer2010
Medical Malpractice PlaintiffSuper Lawyer2009
Medical Malpractice PlaintiffSuper Lawyer2008
Medical Malpractice PlaintiffSuper Lawyer2007
Medical Malpractice PlaintiffSuper Lawyer2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe O'Keefe Firm2012 - Present
PartnerGibson & O'Keefe Co. L.P.A.2003 - 2012
PartnerReminger & Reminger CO LPA1997 - 2003
AssociateJacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kaylor1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clark County Bar Associationmember2007 - Present
Warren County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2006 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMedical Malpractice Chair2008 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Miami University of OhioHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Dayton Law SchoolJury Selection in Personal Injury cases2014
Ohio Association for JusticePre-suit Negotation in Medical Negligence cases2013
Lecture UD Law SchoolTrial Advocacy Medical Malpractice2013
Hospital Insurance ForumDigital Medical Records2013
Catholic Health Partners Risk ManagersImproving Patient Safety2012
National Business InstituteMedical Malpractice Overview2010
Introduction to Medical MalpracticeMedicine 101 for Lawyers2010
Clark County Bar Medical Malpractice SeminarMedical Malpractice2010
Ohio Association of Justice annual conventionUpdate on Medical Malpractice in Ohio2007
Grand Rounds Nationwide Columbus Children’s Medical CenterFull disclosure of medical errors from a Plaintiff’s perspective.2007
Ohio Hospital AssociationTort Reform2006
Hamilton County Trial Lawyer AssocMedical Malpractice2005