U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Florida
Lawrence “Larry” Keefe was sworn in as the 41st United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida on January 9, 2019. Mr. Keefe was nominated by President Donald Trump on August 16, 2018, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019.
In this role, Mr. Keefe is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the 23 counties in northern Florida, from Escambia in the west to Alachua in the east. The district has offices in the state capital, Tallahassee, as well as in Pensacola, Panama City, and Gainesville.
U.S. Attorney Keefe, a North Florida native, has been a member of the Florida Bar for more than 30 years. Mr. Keefe is the son of a World War II fighter pilot and a public school librarian aide. After graduating from Okaloosa County public schools, Mr. Keefe attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree with honors in 1983 and juris doctor in 1986. Mr. Keefe began his legal career in Tampa, where he tried complex business litigation, construction litigation, and product liability cases, before returning home to Northwest Florida in 1991. Since that time, he has litigated civil and criminal matters in both federal and state courts, and at the appellate level. Mr. Keefe has received various recognitions, and articles he has written are featured in law publications, including the Florida Bar Journal.
U.S. Attorney Keefe and his wife Lynn have been married for more than 30 years. Lynn has practiced medicine in Northwest Florida for more than two decades and was the first pediatrician to establish a pediatrics practice in Niceville, Florida. The Keefe family has four adult sons. Two have careers in public service in the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Air Force, one is an attorney at a Miami law firm, and the youngest has been attending The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina on an athletic scholarship.