ARTHUR J. O'KEEFE, ESQ.
For more than thirty years, Arthur continues to help and represent people of every age, status and background with personal injury as well as other litigation cases. Following this vocation, Arthur has appeared in the Louisiana Supreme Court, in all of the Louisiana appellate courts and in the district courts of almost every Louisiana parish. The subject matter of his cases have included: admiralty, maritime and offshore incidents and collisions; work place, industrial and employee related injuries; injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls, as well as, the use or occupation of homes, buildings, land or other premises; automobile collision matters; and injuries associated with the operation or use of heavy equipment.
Born and educated through high school in New Orleans, he is the great, great, grandson of Irish and German immigrants. In 1968-69, while attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy, he served as a cadet on U.S. merchant ships carrying military hardware and cargo to the Vietnam war zone as well as other ports in southeast Asia, Korea and the west coast of Africa. Arthur and his wife, Mary Allyce Walters, have been married for over forty years and have three grown children, a son and twin daughters. Lake Charles, Louisiana has been their home since August of 2005.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal Injury Litigation, inclusive of, Admiralty and Maritime Cases.
Louisiana Courts, October 1974 Federal Courts
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, December 18, 1974
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana May 28, 1991
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, April 21, 1982
Graduate Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, 1997
Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, LL.M., (Admiralty) 1986
Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, J.D., 1974
United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S. (w/Honors) 1971
U.S. Navy Reserve Ret. (LCDR) 1971 – 1992
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Third Mate, 1971 – 1999
(merchant vessels/ships of unlimited gross tonnage – oceans)
Crescent City Kiwanis Club, Member, 1977 – 2008
Boy Scouts of America, Audubon District Chairman, 1989 – 1991
Kiwanis Club of Southwest, Associate Member, 2013 – Present
Martindale Hubbell rating – AV
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