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Thomas Paul Keehan

About me

A decade ago I opened my first law office based on the belief that an attorney's reputation means everything and that a reputation for integrity, dependability and compassion must be earned one case at a time and one client at a time. Each person that comes through my door is deserving of respect and judgment-free counsel. Every person that becomes my client will receive diligent, effective and zealous representation. While I enjoy practicing law in several different fields and in many different courts throughout the state, the common thread throughout my practice is my commitment to always put my client's wellbeing first and to always listen to their goals, hopes and concerns when shaping case objectives and strategy. Client-centered representation begins with careful listening built upon a foundation of trust. Everyone is entitled to just and fair treatment when dealing with our legal system; I strive every day to make that aspiration a reality for each and every person that I accept as my client.


Please call me to discuss your case. I will give you a fair, frank assessment of your case and tell you how I believe that I can help you. Should I feel that I am not the right attorney for your case, I will politely and promptly decline representation so you can continue searching. Some attorneys will over-promise in order to get your money, and then ultimately under-deliver and disappoint you. As a prospective client, you deserve to hear the strengths as well as the weaknesses about your case. Some other attorneys may engage in high-pressure sales tactics or try to frighten you into quickly retaining them; however, I do not approve of such marketing tactics. I will patiently listen to your personal story and clearly explain my legal fees for your case and allow you as much time as you need to decide whether to retain me. In fact, I often encourage potential clients that have clearly been "attorney shopping" to feel free to call around to obtain other estimates before I draft my attorney fee agreement. I am absolutely confident about the quality of my legal services, the depth of my knowledge, my ability to research any unique legal problem that may arise, and my ability to secure you a fair and just trial. Moreover, I am confident that the flat fees and hourly rates that I charge for my legal services are well within community standards and commensurate with my decade of hard won experience. I'm sure you will find that in many cases my attorney fees will be more affordable and a better value than my competition.  


                                     CRIMINAL DEFENSE VICTORIES

Tom Keehan has earned Not Guilty verdicts or outright dismissals in serious cases such as: Felony Driving Under the Influence, Assault in the Second Degree with a Deadly Weapon Enhancement, Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Officer with Aggravating Factors, Possession of Stolen Property in the Second Degree, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Forgery (2 Counts), Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, Rape in the First Degree, Rape of a Child in the First Degree, Child Molestation in the First Degree, Luring, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Failure to Secure Load (commercial vehicle), Disorderly Conduct, Driving While License Suspended and Driving Under the Influence (gross misdemeanor).


                                     ADDITIONAL PRACTICE AREAS

Tom also handles a wide variety of other legal matters, with an emphasis on Employment Law, Labor Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Estate Planning (drafting Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills (Healthcare Directive), and a wide variety of general Civil Litigation.

                                     EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSIONS

Attorney Thomas P. Keehan earned his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 2000 and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, earning his Juris Doctor in 2004.  Mr. Keehan is certified to practice law in Washington and Wisconsin, as well as the in the United States Federal Courts of the 9th & 7th Circuits.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    12 years
  2. Employment: 20%
    12 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    12 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    12 years
  5. Sex Crime: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($225-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Scott Alan Campbell

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom provides outstanding representation to his clients. He is an aggressive and thorough advocate with a depth of experience. I have consistently referred employment law cases to Tom and the feedback from my clients has been overwhelmingly positive. He does a great job.


    Scott Campbell Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward Balloch DeBray

    Tom and I were co-counsel on a very difficult case, and I could not have asked for better in a partnership. He was very focused in a case where complexity could have thrown many lawyers into disarray. We dealt with a case of the highest seriousness, and that fact might have caused egos to flare and case preparation to be made secondary, but it did not. Tom's demeanor and professionalism impressed me. I also watched Tom in court on and off for a couple of years in Grays Harbor County, and can say that he cares about his clients and attends to the small details that criminal defense work abounds in. I'd recommend him without hesitation.


    Edward DeBray Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Younglove & Coker

1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building #16
PO Box 7846
Olympia, WA, 98507


WIGood Standing200403/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateYounglove & Coker, P.L.L.C.2012 - Present
PartnerHatch & Keehan, Inc.2006 - 2011
OwnerKeehan Law Office2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Grays Harbor County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinAdmitted to PracticeN/A
U.S. District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
U.S. District Court for the Western District of WisconsinMemberN/A
Pacific County Drug CourtBoard Member2008 - 2012
Grays Harbor County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Grays Harbor County Bar AssociationVice President2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Ronald W. (Lewis County District Ct.)Not Guilty Verdict- Acquittal
State v. Frank C. (Superior Court)Not Guilty Verdict- Acquittal
State v. Brian K. (Superior Court)Not Guilty Verdict- Acquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness-Focus on the Future!Conference on Problem Gambling2009