Stephen O'Keefe – The O'Keefe Firm Co., LPA

Practice/Organization Description

Our focus on obtaining just compensation for our clients has allowed us to achieve many multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, including one of the largest medical malpractice verdict in Montgomery County history. We know and understand how difficult it is when an individual or family member suffers a horrible tragedy or death through the fault of medical professionals. When an individual or family member is injured as a result of medical care, the medical system does not provide answers to their questions. We will get your questions answered.

We represent individuals and families who have been seriously injured who have lost their lives as a result of medical negligence. We are dedicated to serving our clients and representing them in accordance with the highest professional standards. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience in representing individuals and families dealing with the emotional and financial consequences of medical malpractice. Our firm is a preeminent medical malpractice law firm in the State of Ohio.

Our attorneys recognize that not all negative medical outcomes are the fault of medical professionals. We make a significant effort to do research on the medical literature and discussing your case with expert physicians in the field in order to discover cause of the unexpected outcome. We take the cases we know have merit and then pursue them vigorously and diligently for our clients. Our firm works with the top medical experts across the county and has medically trained support staff.

Victims of medical malpractice typically incur extraordinary expenses for medical care and treatment, especially in cases involving birth injuries such as cerebral palsy. Our lawyers recognize the civil justice system rules to hold the physician responsible for the harm caused to the patient. Fortunately, all doctors and hospitals are required to carry medical liability insurance to protect their patients and compensate them when medical malpractice has occurred.

If you or a family member is injured due to an error in diagnosis, treatment, ill management, emergency room error or as the result of care that was below the professionally accepted medical standards, you may be entitled to legal recourse. The time to pursue such claims is limited. As a general rule, medical malpractice claims must be filed within one year of the time when the error was discovered or should have been discovered, or one year from the termination of the doctor/patient relationship, whichever occurs later. Thus, it is imperative that if you have a question about medical care that you or a family member received, that you contact us at your earliest possible convenience so that we can provide you with an opinion as to whether or not you have a potential medical negligence claim.

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Bar Admissions

937 643-0600

Education

Gregory C. Gibson: University of Dayton School of Law (Magna Cum Laude) and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Stephen P. O'Keefe: Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and Jurist Doctorate degree from The Cleveland Marshal College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude

Professional Associations & Memberships

Mr. O'Keefe has lectured on the topic of medical negligence to The Dayton Bar Association, The Ohio Association of Trial Attorneys, The Hamilton County Association of Trial Attorneys, The University of Dayton School of Law, and The Ohio Association of Risk Managers as well as many medical malpractice insurance companies.

Mr. O’Keefe is the Southwest Ohio District Representive to The Ohio Association for Justice. He is a member of The American Association for Justice, The Dayton Bar Association, The Ohio State Bar Association and The American Bar Association, and the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association.

For twenty-eight years Mr. Gibson's legal practice has concentrated in the area of medical negligence. He has obtained the highest medical malpractice jury verdicts in two surrounding counties. He has been a frequent speaker throughout the country, and he is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Honors and Awards

Mr. O’Keefe was selected by his peers to be a member of the prestigious Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. There are less than one hundred attorneys statewide who have been selected into Ohio Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been voted by his peers as a Rising Star in the area of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice in 2006 and 2007. Less than 2% of practicing attorneys are selected by their peers to A Rising Star.

Mr. Gibson is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Ohio Super Lawyers” in the field of medical malpractice. Mr. Gibson has achieved the highest rating from his peers for quality of legal work, professionalism and ethics by receiving an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Health
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice

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