Kendal K O’Keefe, Esq.
Ms. O’Keefe focuses her practice exclusively on family law including divorce, interstate divorce and child custody matters, paternity, child support, and spousal maintenance. As a well-respected member of the family law community, Ms. O’Keefe has been named a Rising Star attorney by Super Lawyers, an honor given to no more than 2.5% of all attorneys in the state of Minnesota. Ms. O’Keefe is a co-editor of Minnesota CLE’s Divorce Practice Deskbook and has been invited to speak on a variety of family law topics including interstate and international child custody, child support, and discovery issues, among others. Ms. O’Keefe is also a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and offers mediation services in addition to her litigation practice.
Now a senior associate attorney, Ms. O’Keefe first joined the firm as a law clerk in 2011, and became an associate attorney in 2013. Ms. O’Keefe serves as a board member of the Family Law League, an organization focused on professional development, and volunteers at Tubman, a Twin Cities organization that works to prevent family and domestic violence and offers support services to those who have experienced it.
Hamline University School of Law; Juris Doctor 2012
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Bachelor of Arts
Speaker, University of St. Thomas Law School Advanced Family Law seminar (January 2020), “Determining Child Support”
Co-Presenter, Minnesota CLE (July 2018), “Parenting Expense Adjustment”
Co-Presenter, National Business Institute (May 2018), “Paralegal’s Guide to Divorce Cases”
Co-Presenter, Cooperative Practice Network (May 2018), “Child Support Calculation and the Practical Implications of the New Parenting Expense Adjustment”
Co-Presenter, 39th Annual Family Law Institute (March 2018), “Determining Child Support”
Co-Presenter, HalfMoon Education (February 2018), “Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals”
Co-Presenter, National Business Institute (August 2017), “Divorce Cases”
Co-Presenter, 38th Annual Family Law Institute (March 2017), “Determining Child Support”
Co-Presenter, Minnesota CLE (November 2016), “Interstate and International Custody Issues”
Co-Presenter, National Business Institute (September 2016), “Paralegal’s Guide to Divorce Cases”
Co-Presenter, 37th Annual Family Law Institute (March 2016), “Determining Child Support”
Co-Presenter, Volunteer Lawyer’s Network (November 2013). International Service of Process
Co-Author, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, Minnesota State Bar Association, (May 2020) “Pandemic family stress equals pandemic family law stress“
Co-Editor, Minnesota CLE, “Divorce Practice Deskbook“