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Meet the U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe

Lawrence Keefe
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 last August and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019.

Mr. Keefe is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the 23 counties in northern Florida, from Escambia in the west to Alachua in the east.  The district is headquartered in Tallahassee and has offices in Pensacola, Panama City, and Gainesville.

U.S. Attorney Keefe, an Okaloosa County native, has been a member of the Florida Bar for more than 30 years. He is the son of a World War II fighter pilot and a public school librarian aide.  After graduating from Choctawhatchee High School, Mr. Keefe attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree with honors in 1983 and his juris doctor in 1986.  He 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.  There he litigated civil and criminal matters in both federal and state courts, as well as at the appellate level, before his elevation to his current position.

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, each of whom is serving the public in one capacity or another.  One son is in the U.S. Secret Service, one is in the U.S. Air Force, one is clerking for Chief United States Judge Mark Walker and the youngest has been attending The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina on an athletic scholarship.

Updated October 22, 2019

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