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O’Keefe Named Lawyer of the Year 2012 in Municipal Government Law, Metro Area

(Dec. 13, 2011)

Hazelwood’s City Attorney Kevin M. O’Keefe has been named by the Best Lawyers in America publication as Lawyer of the Year 2012 in the specialty of Municipal Government Law for the St. Louis metropolitan area.  He has served in this capacity for the City of Hazelwood since 1994.

Best Lawyers in America, which is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, selects Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal specialties in large metropolitan areas where there is a high concentration of attorneys.  Only one attorney in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

The Best Lawyers in America publication compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional

O’Keefe received his “Lawyer of the Year 2012” designation in the legal specialty of Municipal Government Law because of the extraordinarily high ratings his peers gave him in their surveys.  He has earned a high level of respect among his local peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Mayor Matthew Robinson of Hazelwood said:   “Our residents are fortunate to have such as high-caliber lawyer representing their interests in helping the City Council draft legislation and regulations, review administrative matters, and handle all types of local government litigation situations.”

O’Keefe is a senior principal of the Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, P.C., law firm based in Clayton, Mo.

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