Attorney F. Michael Keefe attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburg, New York where he majored in English Literature. While attending college he also worked as a track maintenance worker for the Delaware and Hudson Railway for eight years. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Plattsburgh in May of 1982.
Prior to college, Attorney Keefe served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1975, where he was a Top Secret classified document custodian for the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged from the military in October 1975. He used his veteran’s benefits to assist him in both undergraduate school and law school and also worked full time through both endeavors.
He attended Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as UNH School of Law) from 1983 through 1986. He was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar Association in October of 1986 and to the Maine Bar Association in May of 1987, and has remained a member in good standing in active practice since that time. He was also at that time admitted to practice in both the Federal District Court and the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire and the District Of Maine.
He is an original member of the New Hampshire Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and is also a Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
He was briefly employed as an associate attorney at the former Manchester firm of Hage and Hodes, a three person firm, prior to starting his own practice in April of 1988.
Now entering his twenty ninth year of practice, Attorney Keefe has served thousands of clients in the greater Manchester area and throughout the State of New Hampshire. He has developed a valuable and loyal client base. His areas of practice are varied, and include criminal law, bankruptcy (representing primarily debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 proceedings), domestic relations, personal injury law, and a general civil litigation practice.
His primary area of personal interest has always been criminal law practice which is challenging and ever changing. Among other things, he has been lead counsel in two homicide cases and co-counsel in two other homicide cases which has served to prepare him to handle almost any litigation matter imaginable, however complex. He also takes great pride in assisting clients struggling with debt in his very active Bankruptcy practice.
Attorney Keefe lives in Bedford and has practiced in the North End throughout his entire career. He values the time that he and his adult children spend together. He is a proud New England native, and enjoys boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, cross country skiing, and vacationing in our beautiful State. He is also an avid drummer, and his other interests include, cooking, billiards, reading and golf. He is a long suffering and now quite proud Red Sox fan and proudly follows the Patriots and Celtics regularly. He is also a faithful Manchester Monarchs fan, and is a regular at many home games.
Attorney Keefe brings a combination of maturity, real world experience and real world values to every case he handles. He uses those skills and experiences every day to obtain results that his clients deserve.