Keefe, Jr. is a certified civil trial attorney who has prosecuted hundreds of cases on behalf of victims of catastrophic loss, according to an announcement. He founded Keefe Law Firm in 2005 and chaired its plaintiffs’ personal injury, mass tort litigation and complex litigation practices.
He also served as president of the New Jersey State Bar Association for the 2018-2019 term.
Joining Keefe, Jr. are John Keefe, Sr., former presiding judge of the appellate division, and Dennis O’Brien, former judge of the civil, family, and criminal divisions.
Stephen Sullivan, Jr. and Paul DiGiorgio joined Wilentz as counsel and Christopher Keating joined Wilentz as an associate.
“This is an ideal opportunity for us. Beyond our firms’ complementary practice strengths, Wilentz offers a dramatically expanded platform to benefit our clients,” said Keefe, Jr. in a prepared statement. “We wouldn’t join just any firm. Wilentz stands apart as a legal powerhouse, with a long history of success in nearly every aspect of the practice of law. In fact, as an associate at Wilentz in the early 1990s, my legal career was shaped by the late Warren Wilentz and Morris Brown, two legal giants at Wilentz who influenced my career and my passion for client care and lawyer mentoring.”
Keefe Law Firm will wind down over the next several months as the transition progresses.
The combined team will also maintain Keefe’s office in Newark under Wilentz.
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