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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.

Law Practice

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.

Prior Experience

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.
Community Activities

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.

Personal Interests

Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, as well as running, golfing, reading, and travel.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    26 years


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

650 NE Holladay Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR, 97232


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV DistinguishedMartindale Hubbell2015
Graduated with honorsFordham Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerKevin Keaney P.C. Attorney at Law1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association of Nurse AttorneysN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Norwich UniversityMilitary HistoryMA - MastersN/A
University of Texas System, AustinRegistered NursingBSNN/A
Long Island University, C.W. Post CampusPsychologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A