Tom Keefe has been handling high stakes complex lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs for nearly 35 years. He has compiled a remarkable record including nearly 200 verdicts, judgments and settlements in excess of $1,000,000, and more than 20 of those in excess of $10,000,000. His clients have been awarded more than half a billion dollars in cases ranging from medical negligence to products liability to vehicle and truck accidents to construction injuries to claims against railroads. He wins his cases by working harder and smarter than his opponents.
Mr. Keefe is consistently named as one of America’s top lawyers and has been a Super Lawyer since 2007 through the present. In 2011, was voted by his peers as the Best Downstate Consumer Lawyer, one of the Top 10 personal injury plaintiffs lawyers, Top 10 consumer lawyers, and Top 10 of all lawyers in the State of Illinois. He has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating for more than 30 years. He also received the Mary Alyce Beardslee Award from Madison County Catholic Charities in 2010. He has given hundreds of lectures and presentations and written extensively. He has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Madison County Person of the Year, and the Richard Hudlin Memorial Award.
Most recently, Tom has also been named as the 2012 award winner by the Leading Lawyers Network. A lawyer cannot buy the distinction of being a Leading Lawyer. This distinction was earned by being among those lawyers who were most often recommended by their peers in statewide surveys.
In addition, Tom is being honored by the Lawyers’ Assistance Program at the Fourth Annual Joseph R. Bartylak Dinner where he will be presented The Downstate Volunteer of the Year Award (May 2013).