Kendal K O’Keefe, Esq.

From Kendal’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on

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 partner, 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

Classes/Seminar Taught

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

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