Why Choose Reis & O'Keefe?

Dedication and Experience

Attorneys Reis and O’Keefe have over 30 years' combined experience in criminal defense. Each has represented thousands of clients facing charges ranging from traffic violations to serious felonies. They balance complex legal analysis with realistic and effective courtroom strategy to meet their clients' individual goals.

Personal Strategy and Advice

Our dedication begins by getting to know clients as people, not defendants, and understanding how your case impacts your life. We will read one more case, talk to one more witness, and write one more motion. We leave no stone unturned. We provide honest, compassionate advice with personal attention to develop a strategic plan for your case. We rely on our arsenal of skills: in-depth legal research, persuasive writing, effective negotiation, investigation, and trial advocacy.

After working with you to identify your goals and the options to achieve them, we use these skills to ensure that your rights are protected. You would be hard pressed to find a case we have not handled, and we’re ready to help you.

Criminal Defense throughout New Hampshire

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we commonly work with clients in Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Carroll, and Belknap Counties, although we represent clients throughout the State of New Hampshire at every level. We will help with violations and misdemeanors in the District Division, felonies in Superior Court, and appeals to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Attorney O’Keefe is also licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Florida. Attorney Reis is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and in the United States Supreme Court.

Local Experience

As local New Hampshire Criminal Defense Lawyers, we are very familiar with our local towns, counties, and courthouses. In fact, we appear on a daily basis in multiple courthouses each and every day. We most commonly appear in Rockingham and Strafford Superior and District Courts. Although our main office is located in Portsmouth, NH, we have appeared in court in every New Hampshire County including: The New Hampshire Supreme Court, Belknap County, Carroll County, Cheshire County, Coos County, Grafton County, Hillsborough County (North and South), Merrimack County, and Sullivan County. We frequently represent, and have represented, individuals facing criminal charges from the following jurisdictions:

Rockingham County

10th Circuit Court-Portsmouth District Division

  • Portsmouth
  • Rye
  • New Castle
  • Newington
  • Greenland

10th Circuit Court-Hampton District Division

  • Hampton
  • Seabrook
  • North Hampton
  • Hampton Falls
  • South Hampton

10th Circuit Court-Brentwood District Division

  • Brentwood
  • Exeter
  • Epping
  • East Kingston
  • Fremont
  • Kensington
  • Newfields
  • Stratham

10th Circuit Court-Salem District Division

  • Salem
  • Pelham (Hillsborough County misdemeanors and violations)
  • Windham

10th Circuit Court-Derry District Division

  • Derry
  • Chester
  • Londonderry
  • Sandown

10th Circuit Court-Plaistow District Division

  • Plaistow
  • Danville
  • Atkinson
  • Kingston
  • Newfields
  • Hampstead

10th Circuit Court-Candia District Division

  • Candia
  • Raymond
  • Auburn
  • Northwood
  • Deerfield
  • Nottingham

Strafford County

7th Circuit Court-Dover District Division

  • Dover
  • Somersworth
  • Rollinsford

7th Circuit-Durham District Division

  • Durham
  • University of New Hampshire (UNH Police)
  • Lee
  • Madbury

7th Circuit Court-Rochester District Division

  • Rochester
  • Barrington
  • New Durham
  • Strafford
  • Middleton
  • Farmington
  • Milton

View some of our case results and hear what our clients say about working with us. Contact Reis & O'Keefe today for a free consultation about your case.

About Our Team

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Kevin O'Keefe has represented thousands of clients in all areas of criminal law. Before establishing Reis & O'Keefe, Kevin was an attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender.
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James Reis started out at the New Hampshire Public Defender in 2000. Throughout the years, Jim has steadfastly protected the rights of nearly four thousand clients.
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