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Thomas Paul Keehan

Criminal defense Attorney at Olympia, WA

4.9   36 reviews

also known as Tom Keehan


Licensed for 18 years

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Aggressive, Zealous advocacy protecting your rights, property, and liberty in all criminal matters from serious violent felonies, sex offenses, juvenile cases, as well as misdemeanors and traffic infractions in municipal and district courts.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%

    18 years

  3. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    Unlawful detainer actions (evictions) require careful attention to detail, fast action and precise pleadings supported by experienced advocacy. I have been successfully representing landlords for through Western Washington since 2004.

    18 years

  4. Employment and labor
    10%

    18 years

Over seventeen years 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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Licensed for 18 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/25/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/08/2022

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

Contact Thomas

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

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Adam | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Michelangelo of Law
Being charged with resisting arrest... Humiliating being advised to take a deal or be found guilty by my Court Appointed Counsel... Devastating. Hiring Tom...Priceless. Mr Keehan is a brilliant man . He chiseled the putrid park bench that I lugged into his office into the statue david. What he accomplished with my case was truly amazing. Case dismissed with prejudice. My case had some complicated issues and he took it upon himself to find all relevant precedent, and present it to the prosecutor and the prosecutor dropped the case within 5 minutes of seeing what Mr Keehan had crafted. I can't say enough
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2016
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Integrity & Patience
At a time when I was a parent who was scared and paralyzed with fear, Mr Keehan was a source of strength and peace providing guidance and possibilities. I can't imagine how we would have got through all of the ups and downs that come with the justice system without him. From the day he first took my call to our final day in court, I cannot stress enough the value he had to our family. He spent so much time with us and worked so hard on our case. He is gifted not only As an attorney but in being able to relay care and compassion to his clients. He is a star in his field.
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Posted by Aimee | November 15, 2022
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Best ever
I hired Tom to help get my firearm rights restored. He was so great to work with always kept me informed and up to date with the process. It only took a few weeks and everything was sent off to WSP to be updated. I can not express enough how easy he is to work with and how great of a job he does. Thank you Tom!
Posted by Jason | August 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service
I was in need of a lawyer for a landlord/tenant issue and was referred to Tom Keehan. The issue was time sensitive so it was a last minute call. Tom took the call right away, listened to my needs, gave me options and then went from there. Everything was done within the time frame needed and worked out exactly as planned. I would recommend Tom to anyone and will be using him again in the future. Very professional, honest and easy to talk to. Thanks Tom
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
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Domestic violence protection order
I was in desperate need for a permanent protection order against my extremely dangerous and abusive husband who had a history of manipulating his way out of legal trouble. I was extremely emotional and overwhelmed when my best friend referred me to Tom. Tom gave me excellent ideas for ways to prepare the case from every single angle possible. He guided me through the whole process, not only from a legal point of view but from a very human perspective, helping me to have the strength break free from over a decade of domestic violence. Having him to speak on my behalf during the hearing was of great, critical comfort during the most dangerous period of escape not only from the risk of being killed, but of being manipulated back into the abuser’s life. He educated me on domestic violence so I could see things from a higher perspective. He was on my side in every way possible. He went above and beyond in every way to act not just as my agent but my protector. Not only did we get the protection order but the judge added additional conditions for the abuser thanks to Tom’s work. He literally saved my life and my children’s lives because without the order, my husband would have killed us.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2021
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Grateful Mother
My son was represented by Thomas P. Keehan, Attorney-at-Law in Olympia, WA in a case that lasted over 2 ½ years which caused extreme stress to my son and family. I couldn’t be more grateful to Tom for all his hard work and dedication he gave to my son’s case. If it weren’t for Tom, I would not have my son today. Tom showed genuine concern for my son and continually pursued numerous investigations to prove my son’s innocence. Thank you Tom for giving me my son back and I will always be grateful to you in representing my son.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2021
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Worth Your Trust
I hired Tom to represent me in a life-or-death matter. I was falsely accused of a most serious felony that would have ended my life as I'd known it. Tom brilliantly looked for every angle to interrogate the case and through patience and unwavering resolve eventually negotiated a plea to a relatively inconsequential charge. His commitment comes with compassion, which was critical in guiding me and my family trough two years of immense hardship brought on by the charges. I am incredibly grateful to him, Amber, and other attorneys at his firm, who occasionally filled in for Tom and I found to be always capable and prepared. They are worth your trust.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2021
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Gun rights.
Tom went above and beyond for me. Since i1639 passed I "unknown to me" lost my right to possess a firearm. My juvenile record was from 25 years ago. Tom went to court for me and got my rights back and is having my juvenile record completely sealed with no record of conviction.
Posted by Patrick | July 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Must hire! He turned my life around.
Tom is a must hire. He works hard, excellent communication and produces results. His team is extremely effective at being a liaison with the court system. Without his team I would be lost in the sauce if I took it on myself or went with a public defender. Without getting specific, I made a gigantic mistake and himself and his team changed the trajectory of my life for the better. Best hire I have ever made. Thank you for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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10/10 Would recommend to anyone!
When I was younger I made some poor decisions that affected my life. However, one of the best decisions I made was to work with Mr. Keehan. I was in a very tough position being charged with both a DUI and a hit-and-run. After consulting options with Mr. Keehan I felt very informed Day 1 and had a better outlook about things moving forward. He was very thorough with explaining everything from what occurs in court to financial options and more. Mr. Keehan was able to work with the court and drop my hit-and-run charge as well as lowering my DUI charge. I am extremely grateful for having Mr. Keehan represent me in court and I would recommend him to any individual who is looking for someone to help their case.
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Posted by Sheri | April 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Worth his weight in gold!
Tom Keehan was the second & best attorney I hired to represent me in a felony case. From the initial consultation to the last meeting I felt completely supported & secure in his abilities. Mr. Keehan is courteous, intelligent, kind, prompt & thorough. Easy to communicate with, all phone calls, emails were answered quickly & completely. Always on time for appointments & court. Tom has an incredibly positive reputation in the law community. His solid working relationship with judges & attorneys, are an asset to anyone he defends. I highly recommend Tom Keehan, he is worth his weight in gold!
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Posted by Whitney | March 31, 2020
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Tom is The Best!
My husband and I have used Tom Keehan's legal services for the past ten years, primarily for estate planning and for landlord/tenant issues with our property rental business. Tom is professional, timely, and so helpful. He is an excellent communicator and always boils things down in a way that we can understand. His kind, patient and thorough nature set him apart! We have also referred Tom to friends of ours, who have been thrilled with his work. We recommend Tom without reservation!
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2020
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Highly recommended!
I chose to take responsibility for my actions on day one, and Tom completely understood that. However, he made sure I didn't just throw myself onto the mercy of the system. He was extremely detailed and diligent in researching my options and getting a deal on the table as quick as possible. When the deal didn't pan out as expected, Tom continued to be a source of hope for me by explaining exactly what to expect and how to keep my life on track afterwards. Thank you, Tom. I'll forever be grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2020
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Truly Excellent
Tom is an excellent lawyer. I have been his client off-and-on for several years and he has always done a great job. He combines knowledge of the law with local knowledge and savvy. I recommend him heartily.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help with an eviction
I came to Mr. Keehan in a very anxious state. I had an adult family member living in my home that I needed to force to leave for my physical and emotional health. He walked me through the options, even wrote up the 20 day notice while I was there, and advised me on my next steps. He then stayed in touch to make certain all was going well, spoke with the adult family member when they called him with questions and contacted me after the fact to make certain everything went well. All of this he did as just part of the consultation. Mr. Keehan is a thorough, knowledgeable and caring representative of his clients needs.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
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Above and Beyond
Thomas Keehan has went above and beyond expectations. After doing excellent on a previous case of mine, he also went in and got a ticket dismissed for me without me even making a call. 5 star lawyer for sure, I recommend him.
Posted by Mary | September 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Could Not Be Happier!!!
I recently hired Tom Keehan to defend a family member against criminal charges. Mr. Keehan did an amazing job. He was highly ethical, professional, informative and responsive to all my concerns. His instincts and handling of the case was spot on. He truly cared about the case. I am very pleased with the outcome of the case. I cannot image in a better lawyer than Mr. Keehan. I would not hesitate to recommend him whole-heartedly to anyone needing a lawyer!!!
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Posted by Benedict | November 11, 2016
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A True Champion in a Time of Crisis
In a time of family crisis, Tom Keehan was there to champion our side of the matter. We were facing a seemingly helpless situation in which a family member was held in the custody of the Thurston County authorities charged with a relatively new type of technology-related crime. We are locate in New York City and the nearest family members were in Northern California. We had no one in the Olympia area to not only give us an update on the situation, but who was capable of doing something to resolve the matter. I found Tom through a search of the Washington Bar Association which led me to Avvo. Tom’s profile spoke to us specifically. The other reviews are not an exaggeration. Tom is a very conscientious, empathetic and extremely meticulous counselor. He helped guide our family member through the court process which resulted in a reasonable ruling. Throughout the process Tom went above and beyond what is expected of an attorney. His professionalism, compassion and kindness sets him apart. We are truly grateful to Tom and would highly recommend him anyone in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Quick informative response
Mr. Keehan reported very quickly and the information provided was very useful.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thomas is amazing!
After a really difficult situation came about involving and old dui, Thomas came in with and open mind & really helped tackle what was at hand. We had a good result, better than I had anticipated. Thomas was coommunicative, compassionate & assertive, he was the perfect person for the job. If you have any legal issues that you need handling he is the guy to hire. Thanks again Thomas for all your hard work.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Younglove & Coker, P.L.L.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hatch & Keehan, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Owner
  • Keehan Law Office
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • State v. Collin S.
  • Case Dismissed- Evidence Supressed
  • State v. Ronald W. (Lewis County District Ct.)
  • Not Guilty Verdict- Acquittal
  • State v. Frank C. (Superior Court)
  • Not Guilty Verdict- Acquittal
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Associations

  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Grays Harbor County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pacific County Drug Court
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Grays Harbor County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Grays Harbor County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness-Focus on the Future!
  • Conference on Problem Gambling
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Keehan is a trial attorney of considerable experience. Since becoming licensed to practice in Washington state, he has represented clients from a wide range of backgrounds aggressively and skillfully. Not only is his knowledge of the law impressive, he is remarkably gifted at making complex legal principles understandable to the average layperson. I have personally witnessed his courtroom technique since approximately 2005, and have found him to be a most compelling and persuasive lawyer. Unlike many other trial attorneys, Mr. Keehan does not merely go through the motions in hopes of achieving a satisfactory settlement. Rather, he fights very hard every inch of the way to get results that are both fair and just. He gets along well with nearly everyone in the legal community, from judges and court employees to opposing counsel, and is down-to-earth and easy to talk to—a tireless advocate who relates well to people of all walks of life. I would unhesitatingly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom Keehan is a top notch, honest, dedicated and hard working attorney. He regularly obtains favorable results for his clients. He has a stellar reputation with judges, colleagues and adversaries. His ethics are above reproach. I can recommend Mr. Keehan without any reservation."
General practice Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Besides being an excellent lawyer, Tom is one of my favorite people. He is honest, hard working, and does an excellent job for his clients. He provides vigorous representation while maintaining the highest of professional standards. He's a man of his word and he's mentally tough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Tom in the area of criminal defense. He has an advanced understanding of the critical legal issues in criminal law. I would trust him to defend me and protect my interests if I were ever in need. More importantly, Tom is a great person and easy to work with. I have referred clients to him in the past and will gladly do so in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced law with Tom for seven years. He is a very thoughtful, kind-hearted person who cares for the future and well-being of his clients and the people around him. Tom is well-regarded in the local bar association as an attorney who maintains a strong sense of honesty and integrity. He always has a deep understanding of the facts and law before him and advocates his client's interests to the court with compassion. I would hire Tom if my own personal circumstances required it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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