Hugh Keefe, a managing partner at the Connecticut law firm Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante PC, was the first U.S. lawyer to be board-certified in both civil and criminal trial advocacy.
He has taught trial advocacy at Yale Law School since 1978, is an associate fellow of Saybrook College, and continues to try both civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts.
Keefe, who graduated from Quinnipiac University and the University of Connecticut Law School, has consistently been listed as one of the best lawyers in America in various publications.
He has been honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from both the University of Connecticut Law School and Quinnipiac University, and he and his three sons carry the Quinnipiac University banner at the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade each year.
Both of Keefe's parents were born in Co. Kerry. He is a member of the Gaelic Club in East Haven, Connecticut, and his firm sponsors Sounds of Ireland, a weekly radio show that airs in the New Haven area.
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