About Patrick William O’Keefe

Meet Patrick William O’Keefe, an exceptionally skilled criminal defense attorney based in Lansing, Michigan, renowned for his unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to justice. With a distinguished career that includes successfully handling hundreds of jury trials and navigating appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals, Mr. O’Keefe stands out as one of the most dedicated and experienced legal professionals in the state.

As the sole board-certified attorney in the Lansing area and one of only three board-certified trial attorneys in the entire State of Michigan, Patrick William O’Keefe’s credentials speak volumes about his skills, rigorous training, and extensive courtroom experience. Known for his relentless advocacy, stellar reputation among peers, and proven ability to deliver results inside and outside the courtroom, Attorney O’Keefe is the go-to choice for those seeking top-tier legal representation in criminal defense matters. His authoritative contributions to legal education further showcase his practical knowledge and commitment to excellence in the field. When experience matters most, entrust your legal needs to the proven expertise of Patrick William O’Keefe.


Devoted To Our Clients


Trust is not just earned but actively nurtured through transparent communication, consistent integrity, and a steadfast commitment to the best interests of those they serve.


We are committed to delivering outstanding results for our clients. Through education, training, and a pursuit of the highest professional standards, we aim for excellence in all endeavors.


This dedication extends beyond routine legal representation, encompassing a passionate commitment to tirelessly advocate for the rights and well-being of every individual.


O’Keefe Law values tenacity and a relentless spirit in advocating for clients. Our team tirelessly fights to protect the rights and interests of those we represent, both inside and outside the courtroom.


O’Keefe’s Law is dedicated to conducting legal proceedings with unwavering integrity. Every action and decision reflects a commitment to honesty, transparency, and moral soundness.


Grounded in a foundation of legal expertise, this firm takes pride in its deep understanding of criminal defense law. We guarantee that our clients will benefit from decades of knowledge and strategies.

Together, Our Voice Cannot Be Defeated.

After handling hundreds of trials, motions, and appeals, Attorney O’Keefe has seen far too many people give up important constitutional rights because of bad advice from their attorneys or because they were told not to fight.

He has seen far too many people who were pressured by judges, prosecutors, and even their own defense attorney to plead guilty because the stakes were too high, the judge wanted to go on vacation, or the docket was overflowing with cases and their case needed to be disposed of quickly.

The constitutional rights to a trial by jury, to remain silent, and to force the prosecution to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, are the biggest and most powerful weapons in your arsenal.

Mr. O’Keefe is a lawyer who understands how to use those weapons to your advantage.

May 2003, O’Keefe Graduates From Law School

Patrick O’Keefe Graduated from Michigan State University College of Law.

2003-2007, Served as an Assistant Prosecutor

Served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Kent County under prosecutor Bill Forsyth – quickly earned a reputation as a talented trial attorney.

2007-2013, Served as an Assistant Prosecutor

Served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, where he earned a reputation as one of the best trial lawyers in Michigan.

2013, Founded O’Keefe Law, PLLC

Quickly distinguished himself as an attorney who gets outstanding results for his clients and received numerous not guilty verdicts and dismissals.

2020, Certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)

Achieved recertification as a criminal trial law advocate – Certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)

Patrick O’Keefe is part of a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.

Today, Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist

Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist through the National Board of Trial Advocacy (visit nblsc.us to find a board-certified attorney in your area).

Respected by judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, police officers, and court staff for being one of the best trial attorneys in Michigan.

Married to Dr. Breanna O’Keefe, D.O. and raising six beautiful children.