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Keefe, James J. Jr.
301 Mineola Blvd. Mineola, NY
Phone: (516) 741-2650
Fax: (516) 908-7961


Lawyer Overview

JAMES J. KEEFE JR., PC is a full service litigation oriented law firm, founded by James J. Keefe, an attorney with over thirty-four years' practice in both criminal and civil trial practice. Formerly Senior Trial Partner at Montfort, Healy, McGuire and Salley, he is a highly respected trial and appellate attorney in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, in the Five Boroughs of New York City, and in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. He is Past President of the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers' Section of the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations, a member of the Executive Committee of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has represented a diverse array of clients, including physicians, nurses, hospitals, police officers, corrections officers, traffic engineers, municipalities, construction site owners and contractors, product manufacturers, premises owners, automobile operators and owners, in varied types of litigation. He has argued cases successfully in the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the New York Court of Appeals. His trial practice has embraced the Supreme Court of the State of New York from Suffolk County to Dutchess County, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and courts of lower jurisdiction in New York State. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Florida, as well as in New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice 10%
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Real Estate Law 10%
  • Wills
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Insurance Defense
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Business & Commercial Law, Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills, Insurance Law, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Professional Malpractice Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Real Estate Law, Landlord/Tenant


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nassau Bar Association, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers' Section (Past President)
  • Suffolk Bar Association, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers' Section (Past President)
  • New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section (Member, Executive Committee)

Past Employment Positions

  • Montfort, Healy, McGuire and Salley, Senior Trial Partner


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia