Mr. John E. Keefe, Jr.

Mr. John E. Keefe, Jr.: Attorney with Keefe Bartels, LLC
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  • 125 Half Mile Road, Suite 100, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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  • John E. Keefe, Jr. is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and managing Member with Keefe Bartels, LLC. His practice is devoted largely to personal injury, mass torts and class actions.
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    4.9/5.0 (14)
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Biography

John E. Keefe, Jr., a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, has devoted much of his time to civil trial practice throughout the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey specializing in negligence and product liability as well as complex mass tort litigation. John was admitted to the bar in 1990.

Having founded Keefe Bartels in 1996, John, the firm’s co-managing partner, leads our plaintiffs’ personal injury, mass tort litigation and complex litigation department. He has tried numerous matters to verdict and prosecuted hundreds of cases on behalf of victims of catastrophic loss. He has been appointed by the Superior Court as plaintiffs liaison counsel in an historic consumer fraud national class action, Talalai v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Docket No.: MID-L-8830-00-MT ) the settlement of which is valued at between one billion ($1,000,000,000) and three billion ($3,000,000,000) dollars to consumers. John was lead counsel on behalf of plaintiffs in one of the largest pollution cases in New Jersey, Janes v. Ciba Geigy Corporation (Docket No.: MID-L- 1669-01-MT). John served as local counsel in the securities class action litigation, In Re Sears, Roebuck & Co. Securities Litigation (Docket No. 02-C-07527) which resulted in a two hundred and fifteen million dollar ($215,000,000) cash settlement. John recently resolved a complex wrongful death case on behalf of a young widow and small children against New Jersey Transit Corporation for Wrongful Death Caused by Electrocution and Severe Burns for $10,000,000.00 Also, John served as liaison counsel in In Re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Securities Litigation - (Civil Action No.: 04-374 (JWB)) before Judge Joel Pisano and the Hormone Replacement Therapy Litigation (Docket No.: ATL-2093-04 MT) before Judge Carol E. Higbee. He has also served as Co-Counsel in a national consumer fraud class settlement in Chicago, Illinois on behalf of thousands of consumers nationwide. Additional matters John has handled include: motor vehicle wrongful death, product liability, disfigurement, total disability, premises liability, burn injuries, worksite OSHA violations, multiple trauma, hospital negligence wrongful death and long term care negligence involving burns and wrongful death.

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, John earned his B.A. degree from Gettysburg College in 1987 and his Juris Doctor degree at Seton Hall University School of Law in 1990. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, and Washington D.C. He is also the Treasurer of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

New Committee Ethical Issues Regarding Metadata: 2015, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1990 - Present: Treasurer 2014  Secretary • 2013 • Trustee • Member

Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, 1999 - 2010

Past President 2007

New Jersey State Bar Association, 1990 - Present

Civil Trial Section Exec. Comm. 1998-Present

Civil Trial section Chair, 2010-2012

Million Dollar Advocates Forum: Member

Monmouth County Bar Association: Member

Middlesex County Bar Association: Member

American Association for Justice: Member

Fellows of the American Bar Foundation New Jersey Chapter

NJ Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Civil Trial Litigation
  • Sports Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • Water & Riparian Rights
  • State Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • Slip and Fall
  • Property Damage
  • Premises Liability
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Products
  • Complex Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Gettysburg College, B.A., English, 1987
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1990
Year of First admission:
1990
Admission:
1990, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2005, District of Columbia
Memberships:
Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (Immediate Past President, 1999-Present); New Jersey State Bar Association (Member, Civil Trial Section Executive Committee, 1998-Present); Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Monmouth County Bar Association; Middlesex County Bar Association; American Association for Justice.
Certifications:
( NJ Certified Civil Trial Attorney )
ISLN:
901467162

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (14 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/09/11 in Wrongful Death

    Had the pleasure of knowing and working with the him for the past 7 months in a complex death action involving sophisticated issues of Ins. coverage as they pertain to all parties in suit.He exhibits intimate knowledge as to the details of the case... Read more

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    Had the pleasure of knowing and working with the him for the past 7 months in a complex death action involving sophisticated issues of Ins. coverage as they pertain to all parties in suit.He exhibits intimate knowledge as to the details of the case terrific analytical capability and most of all an ability to both "move" his case as an advocate but yet same time extend any conceivable courtesy to his adversaries.I find him a pleasure to deal with respectfully your rating survey should so reflect Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 02/25/11 in Class Actions

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