Judge Bios

O'Keefe, Michael Kenny

Appointed: September 6, 2013

Michael Kenny O’Keefe will be sworn in as Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the third floor atrium of the H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The Honorable Lee F. Satterfield, Chief Judge of the Superior Court, will preside. The Honorable John Mott will administer the Oath of Office. Miriam Buhl, Pro Bono Counsel for Weil, Gotshal & Manges will make brief remarks.

Mr. O’Keefe is the eighth of nine children born to the late Francis and Mary O’Keefe. He graduated from the American School of Paris in 1982 and attended the University of Notre Dame, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. After college, Mr. O’Keefe settled in Washington, D.C. and worked in the United States Senate for Christopher J. Dodd. While working in the Senate, Mr. O’Keefe attended American University’s Washington College of Law (evening division), where he was an associate editor of the American University Law Review. He received his J.D. in 1992.

Mr. O’Keefe began his legal career as a law clerk for the Washington, D.C. firm O’Connor & Hannan (now Nossaman LLP). In 1998, Mr. O’Keefe started his solo practice handling criminal, family and civil cases. Mr. O’Keefe handled thousands of cases in D.C. Superior Court litigating more than two hundred trials. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. O’Keefe served as the President of the Family Court Trial Lawyers Association and was an adjunct professor at University of Baltimore School of Law.

Mr. O’Keefe and his wife Susan have three children and reside in the District of Columbia.