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Kurt A. O'Keefe

Consumer protection Attorney at Saint Clair Shores, MI

4.8   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1979
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kurt

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     I am a solo practitioner dedicated to staying up to date on consumer law to get the best results for my clients.  I enjoy fighting for the underdog and trial work.

     I write my own website and stay up on technology to enable my clients to stay informed on their cases.

     Greatest accomplishment, father to my 21 and 25 year old daughters.

     Love UM football, hockey, baseball, fishing, hunting, and writing.

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Kurt O'Keefe Law
24001 Greater Mack
Saint Clair Shores, MI, 48080
Kurt A. O'Keefe
1593 Torrey Road
G. P. Woods, MI, 49236
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Leah | November 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney. Very timely responding to emails and phone calls all around a very charismatic personable fellow. Highly recommended.
Posted by C & W | August 20, 2014
Our Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Review
Mr. O'Keefe was very informative. He showed us step by step how to follow through with our bankruptcy. He never pressured us to continue our bankruptcy; he usually waited for our response each time. He answered our questions and concerns. He even made it convenient for us to locate an office nearby so we could meet and to talk to us in person to go over our papers before filing. We definitely would recommend Mr. O'Keefe.
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Posted by Larry | August 19, 2014
Took the stress out
Knowledgable, intelligent & very quick to return ur calls emails etc. even called me back while up north visiting a family member. Always let me know what was going on & what I needed to do. Thank you Kurt !!!
Posted by Charles | June 4, 2014
Mr. O'Keefe was a pleasure to deal with
I've known Kurt for a number of years now, and always found him to be very professional, patient and understanding while addressing my many questions and concerns. I highly recommend him as a professional and more so, as a decent and respectable human being. Thanks again Kurt... Respectfully, ~CB
Posted by Chuck | October 4, 2013
Kurt represented me recently in a legal manner. I am 65 years old and never had to retain a lawyer. Kurt was great, informed me of the process, step by step and communication between us during the process was outstanding. He knows his business! The next time I need legal anything, I'll be seeing Kurt! Thanks again, my friend. Charles W.
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Posted by Marisa | June 20, 2012
Very knowledgeable and helpful
Kurt was very helpful with my filing. Very knowledgeable and kept me informed every step of the way.
Posted by Caralee | March 16, 2011
Great Lawyer
After my chapter 13 kept getting screwed up Kurt took over and helped us through a difficult time. He kept us informed. He is very knowledgeable and was a great comfort to us. He even helped with our previous mortgage company.
Posted by Jackie | February 17, 2011
Great Bankruptcy Lawyer
Kurt was very knowledgeable and helpful during the bankruptcy process and I was able to receive a discharge of my debt-a big relief! Thank you Kurt!
Posted by John | February 1, 2011
Helped when others could not!
We met with multiple attorneys before meeting with Kurt O’Keefe. All of them laid out a similar course of action that left us convinced that we were going to have to go this alone. Our business as well as our personal finances was failing/failed. Kurt O’Keefe was the only attorney who proved to have the legal expertise and know how to take us through this difficult time. Many Thanks Kurt….
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Posted by Wendy | January 24, 2011
Kurt was effecient & always attentive to all my questions & concerns,made it all go as smoothly as possible.
Posted by Jim | November 10, 2010
Kurt made it VERY simple and made me feel "ok" to face the truth and the system that set up so many successful people for financial disaster. I learned a lot from him and now have a very clear focus and clean slate. Thank you Kurt and I would highly recommend your services!
Posted by Jeffrey | October 17, 2010
A knowledgeable foreclosure attorney!
Last year after my bank announced that they wanted to foreclose on me my hunt began for someone well versed in mortgage law. I contacted a local property law attorney and after a few hundred dollars they told me that there is nothing I can do, it does not matter who owns the note and that I should declare bankruptcy to gain a couple months... (for only 3,000.00 which I do not have). I contacted 2 other attorneys recommended to me with almost the exact same result. I don't think any of them want to take on the banks or go against the flow in these courts. I researched similar cases and after about 2 months I found Kirt, he called me back almost immediately. I explained briefly my concerns and it took me by surprise that he knew what is happening and how to proceed! Initially I expected the same drone of an unconcerned lawyer just happy enough to collect my money... what a surprise. After talking a few minutes he actually laughed at one of my comments, like an old friend. I am very comfortable with Kirt and know that I am in good hands. He definitely knows the laws and different angles that I hadn't even though of. As expected the Banksters are still giving me the run around and making me jump through hoops and Kirt is there to advise every step of the way. To think if I went with any of the first attorneys and declared bankruptcy my family and I would be living in the street with nowhere to go. Let them banksters play their games, I have a big surprise for them if they EVER want to commence with this illegal foreclosure.
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Posted by Paulette | September 28, 2010
Very quick at responding to phone calls and e-mails. Was very patient in answering all my questions. Filed all paperwork promptly and sent copies of everything to me. Knew exactly what documents were needed for the trustee to make the process go quickly.
Posted by Tina | September 24, 2010
Excellent Representation
Mr. O'Keefe handled my Chapter 7 bankruptcy case exceptionally. He is very professional and matter of fact. I was very impressed at his "real-time" repsonsiveness. It was very comforting to have such a knowledgeable and trustworthy individual representing me during this uneasy situation.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2010
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney
Mr. O'Keefe just finished handling my Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Originally, I had another attorney lined up (that was free through my employer), but I just didn't feel right about that one. After some internet research, I found Mr. O'Keefe through & my state's consumer advocacy group. He returned my initial phone call within 5 minutes & spent almost an hour on the phone listening to my case & letting me know what options were out there for me. He is completely competent in this area because he has been doing this a long time. He has a very thorough budget that you work out, as well as answering all of your questions and helping you prepare for your case. On the day of my case, I felt assured, prepared, and confident of my decision and that all paperwork and processes were being filled out and adhered to correctly. Bankruptcy is not an easy decision but Mr. O'Keefe is someone you want by your side as you go through the process. I would recommend Mr. O'Keefe to anyone who is having to go through this difficult journey.
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Posted by Will | August 25, 2010
World Class
Back in 2005 Mr. O'Keefe represented in in some legal proceedings w/ my ex-wife. Five years later when I needed a letter of explanantion for my new mortgage, he drew it up and e-mailed it to me the same day. He never asked me for a fee or treated it like a bother. In a world where most lawyers charge $50 to pick up a phone this was refreshing. Thanks again, and if I ever need another attorney I will deffinately be calling you first.
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Posted by William | November 3, 2009
Great Bankruptcy Attorney
Kurt took me through my bankruptcy from start to finish with excellent guidance. He helped me with paperwork and made sure that we navigated the system with ease. I am now financially secure in large part from the help of Kurt O Keefe. He helped me get over my financial hardships and helped me get the clean slate that I needed.
Posted by Ken | November 5, 2008
Kurt O'Keefe
I found Mr. O'Keefe to be extremely competent, honest and experienced. He seemed to anticipate events before they became problems and I have found his advice to be extremely valuable.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2008
Client Review
Mr. O'Keefe provided me with outstanding legal service. I would definitely recomend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Professional Legal Centers
  • 1980 - 1981


  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD
  • 1979
  • University of Michigan
  • BA, cum laude
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Zaporski
  • lost U. S. Trustee motion to dismiss
  • In Re Bell
  • 6th Circuit ruled no ride through


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • State Chair, Michigan
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Catholic Lawyers Society
  • member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Insitute
  • member
  • 2000 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Month
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2008


Speaking Engagements

  • NACBA Seminar
  • Law Office Marketing
  • 2009
  • NACBA annual seminar
  • Individual Chapter 11
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (17)
Endorse Kurt
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Why? Mr. O'Keefe's answers are accurate and also detailed . If you are seeking an attorney you should want to know you are taken care of by an attorney carefully providing accurate advice and this attorneys answers demonstrate he knows in fact bankruptcy law. As a result, meet with him and call him when you want accurate advice. Even if you already met with an attorney, obtain a second opinion if Kurt is near you is my advice and then decide: Who are you most comfortable with? Good luck."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. O'Keefe for over 20 years. Mr. O'Keefe enjoys handling complicated legal issues and will fight for his clients rights. Our local bankruptcy community appreciates his efforts at organizing free educational seminars and his frequent guidance via online forums."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt is a state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, an outstanding lawyer and a leader in the bankruptcy community. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kurt is smart and sharp. I have discussed legal issues on a regular basis with Kurt and found his level of expertise as extraordinary. Kurt is a top bankruptcy lawyer and a true client advocate"
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Friend
"Kurt is a hard working attorney who does an excellent job for his clients!"
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant legal mind. An expert in all aspects of bankruptcy law. A credit to the Michigan Bar. Highly recommended."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. O'Keefe. He is excellent and totally competent in his file. I refer to him my bankruptcy cases with and receive good reviews from these who engage him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. O'Keefe is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and has been recognized by the legal community for professional conduct and experience."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Despite the thousands of NACBA members, I know Kurt quite well from NACBA conventions. Who could forget that moustache? Seriously, I have learned a lot from Kurt on our organization's listserv and in our personal conversations, so I can easily endorse Kurt's professionalism and knowledge. He's totally committed to helping his clients and his colleagues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kurt for years. We first met at a NACBA convention in 2004 and quickly became friends. I have relied on Kurt for advice in my own practice and have found his knowledge and generosity to be an asset to my small cadre of friends and my practice. His contributions as an active member and speaker at several NACBA conventions have clearly established him as an attorney at the top of his game. As one of the first attorneys to push through a personal Chapter 11 after the bankruptcy law changed, he has become the leader in teaching others how to practice bankruptcy. I endorse this lawyer!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kurt O'Keefe's diligence and aggressive protection of his clients' rights."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've participated with Kurt in exchanges of information and opinions on the NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys) listserv and he exemplifies the highest quality of the practice of bankruptcy law."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Kurt offers the highest standards of professionalism to his clients. Kurt has also been a great resource to me and his fellow bankruptcy lawyers by genorously sharing his legal knowledge with us."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kurt A. O'Keefe is a hard-working honest lawyer, who knows enough to be effective yet is interested in his clients' welfare. We know one another from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, where he is an active participant and well-respected. You'd not go wrong to consult with and retain Mr. O'Keefe."
Foreclosure Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Kurt. I have watched and heard about his work in foreclosure defense for Consumers and his knowledge and skill is terrific. This is an area of law that can be confusing, hard to learn and the law difficult to use and even more difficult to master. Kurt has done that."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. O'Keefe is an experienced bankruptcy lawyer that vigorously protects his clients from creditors. He is also a resource to his fellow bankruptcy lawyers and genorously shares his knowledge of the law."
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Saint Clair Shores Consumer protection Lawyer Kurt A. O'Keefe
Kurt A. O'Keefe
Consumer protection Attorney
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Licensed for 44 years
Free Consultation