James J. O'Keeffe

Attorney in Roanoke, VA
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in Appellate Practice and Litigation
4.6 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 12/13/13
4.4 out of 5.0
Jay is a very capable, bright, conscientious young lawyer who is of the highest integrity.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 12/05/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Jay is an outstanding lawyer and a fine person. He merits your highest rating.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 12/05/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I have hired Mr. O'Keeffe to assist as co-counsel in an appeal and his work was top-notch. He also shows excellent judgment. Definitely my go-to guy for appellate work.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 12/05/13
4.8 out of 5.0
Jay is a first rate lawyer, and is responsible for an appellate blog in Virginia that is a must read.
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 2002, Virginia
2003, District of Columbia

Law School Attended

Harvard Law School
Class of 2002
cum laude

University Attended

College of William and Mary
Class of 1999
magna cum laude

Representative Cases

Rascher v. Friend, 689 S.E.2d 661 (Va. 2010); Dunn Construction Co., Inc. v. Cloney, 278 Va. 260, 692 S.E.2d 943 (2009); Switzer v. Switzer, 641 S.E.2d 80; 2007 Va. LEXIS 34; Kennedy v. Joy Techs., Inc. 269 Fed. Appx. 302 (4th Cir. 2008).

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