Winning Trials in Conservative Venues with Tom KeefeListen Now
Join Ben for his conversation with the insightful, brilliant, and always irreverent trial lawyer, Tom Keefe. Ben and Tom discuss Tom’s journey from childhood, where he grew up the son of a successful workers' compensation lawyer, to his current status as one of the most successful plaintiff’s trial lawyers in Illinois. Tom talks about strategies he uses to connect with jurors in the deeply red, conservative venues of Illinois where he tries many of his cases.
Tom Keefe, Jr. has been handling high stakes complex lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs for nearly 40 years. He has compiled a remarkable record including more than 200 verdicts, judgments and settlements in excess of $1,000,000, and more than 20 of those in excess of $10,000,000. His clients have been compensated more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in cases ranging from medical negligence to products liability to vehicle and truck accidents to construction injuries to claims against railroads. He is relentless.
Tom is consistently named as one of America’s top lawyers and has been a Super Lawyer since 2007 through the present. For nearly a decade, his peers have voted him the best Downstate Lawyer, and among the Top 10 of all lawyers, in the State of Illinois. He has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating for more than 30 years. Most notably, he is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of 100 of the best plaintiff lawyers in the United States.
He has given hundreds of lectures and presentations and written extensively. He has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Madison County Record Person of the Year, the Richard Hudlin Memorial Award, and the Leonard Ring Award. He and his late wife Rita have long been active philanthropists and tireless supporters of social justice.