Kevin has been an attorney for over 25 years. Kevin practices administrative, employment, and labor law in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington and before those states’ administrative agencies and licensing boards.
Kevin is known for his strong client relationships and superlative customer service. Besides being an attorney with a JD from Fordham Law School in New York City, he also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin (nursing license inactive at present).
Kevin is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Our law practice is focused on employment and labor law, as well as the defense of licensed professionals, and defending employees in the management service of the state of Oregon. We represent only employees, unions, and injured persons in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
We represent employees and unions at trial and in arbitrations and negotiations and before the National Labor Relations Board and Oregon Employment Relations Board. We defend licensed professionals before such agencies and boards as the Oregon State Bar and Oregon State Board of Nursing. Kevin is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Our practice includes cases involving discrimination, retaliation, civil rights, public employees, wrongful discharge, wage claims, harassment, disability, unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, appellate advocacy, whistle-blowing, non-competition agreements, breach of contract, professional licensing and discipline, State Personnel Relations Law, and severance agreements for executives and other management employees.
Kevin Keaney is licensed in Oregon and Washington.
Kevin has practiced in his own firm for 15 years. Prior to that, he worked for two large and one medium size law firms in Oregon practicing labor and employment law and personal-injury law. Kevin came to Oregon in 1987 to work as the law clerk for The Honorable Wallace P. Carson, Jr. of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Kevin received his law degree, with honors, from Fordham University School of Law in 1987.
Kevin also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas. He formerly practiced as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Texas, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Kevin has written for many publications on legal matters over the span of his 25-year career. His most recent project is as an Editor of the Workers’ Compensation CLE published by the Oregon State Bar.
Kevin has coached baseball and track for grade-school children in his community. He is active with his kids’ local schools and in his local church.
Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, as well as running, golfing, reading, and travel.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|BV Distinguished||Martindale Hubbell||2015|
|Graduated with honors||Fordham Law School||N/A|
|Lawyer||Kevin Keaney P.C. Attorney at Law||1999 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||N/A||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Association of Nurse Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|Fordham Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Norwich University||Military History||MA - Masters||N/A|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Registered Nursing||BSN||N/A|
|Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|