Portsmouth, New Hampshire criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Keefe has represented thousands of clients in all areas of criminal law. Before establishing Reis & O'Keefe, Kevin handled every type of case from DWIs to major felonies including homicides as an attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender.
A New Hampshire native, in 2009 Kevin returned to New Hampshire to practice law in his home state after gaining education and experience around the country. He began his legal career at the Broward County Public Defender in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Trial was a daily occurrence in this urban area where, for two years, Kevin spent every day in court and tried dozens of cases. He won acquittals in his first three cases, including two DWIs.
Kevin has ridden the bus with homeless clients in Miami and played badminton with military generals at the Pentagon. He knows that every client and every person has unique motivations and goals and he will see those through to the end with honesty, respect, and a tenacious desire to win.
No one can control what another human being will decide. Kevin provides straightforward advice, representation, and candor to everyone. He will not over-promise you results. Instead, he will fight to get you the best possible result.
You can rest assured that, when you hire him, you are in good hands. In a fast paced trial practice, there is no time to sugar coat and no tolerance for the unprepared. Kevin’s experience in New Hampshire and Florida is unmatched. He is often called on to pass his knowledge to other lawyers; typically presenting on panel jury selection.
Kevin captained, then coached, the UNH tennis team prior to law school. He attended Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island and clerked at the Pentagon for the United States Air Force, conducting administrative analysis and assisting in criminal investigations.
Kevin is an avid surfer and can be found in the ocean at dawn year-round. He loves sports and graduated from the University of Miami (FL) Sports Administration Master's program with a perfect GPA and received the Award of Academic Merit. He has guest lectured and written numerous articles on college athletes, specifically pending name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights.