Thomas Q. Keefe, Sr., (1915-1999)


Born November 15, 1915, died January 22, 1999. Founder of the firm. Graduated Quincy College; St. Louis University School of Law, 1953. Licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

Was engaged exclusively in the practice of workers' compensation/occupational disease defense from 1955 to 1995.

Supervisor of workers' compensation for six-state region for Michigan Mutual, 1953-55; Arbitrator for Illinois Industrial Commission on appointment from Governor Adlai Stevenson, 1949-53; served two terms as chairman of Illinois Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section.

Contributed articles to  University of Illinois Law Forum, State Bar Journal; Sserved as faculty member of Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and chapter author for IICLE Handbook on Workers' Compensation. 

Member Illinois Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions, International Association of Self-Insureds, Illinois Self-Insureds Association and Federation of Insurance Counsel.

Founded Keefe & DePauli, P.C. 1955.