Responsive, Competitive And Efficient

Providing A Strong Defense In Workers’ Compensation And Occupational Diseases Cases For More Than Six Decades

Keefe & DePauli, P.C., is a defense law firm that focuses exclusively in the areas of workers’ compensation and occupational diseases cases.

Our firm represents insurance carriers, service organizations, third-party administrators and self-insured employers in Illinois and Missouri in all aspects of workers’ compensation and occupational diseases cases. The firm has concentrated in the defense of workers’ compensation for more than 60 years – since 1955 – and has generally been recognized as one of the leading workers’ compensation defense firms in Illinois and Missouri.

Work With Our Experienced And Accomplished Attorneys

Members of the firm regularly appear on behalf of clients throughout central, southeast, southwest and southern Illinois as well as central and eastern Missouri. (See our Venues page for more information on the firm’s coverage areas.) The firm has all necessary digital capabilities and regularly conducts business with clients, attorneys and third parties via email, electronic document transfer, electronic fund transfer and electronic billing.

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Thomas Q. Keefe Sr. (1915-1999), the founding member of the firm, served as an arbitrator of the Illinois Industrial Commission before building Keefe & DePauli, P.C., into one of the prestigious workers’ compensation defense firms in Illinois. He was considered a leading expert in the field of workers’ compensation law, and current members of the firm have carried on that tradition of expertise and excellence.

Leaders In The Legal Community

All members of the firm are experienced in trial and appellate proceedings in Illinois and Missouri before state administrative bodies, trial courts and appellate courts, including state supreme courts. Firm members have served in leadership positions in workers’ compensation organizations and committees, and regularly contribute book chapters, articles and lectures for workers’ compensation publications, meetings and seminars.

Members of the firm are regularly consulted by judges, arbitrators and other attorneys as well as claims personnel on all aspects of workers’ compensation law. A number of firm members have also served as expert witnesses for insurers and other attorneys in workers’ compensation-related litigation matters. The firm is available at any time for in-house meetings or presentations to claims staff or insureds.

Learn More At A Consultation

We look forward to explaining in greater detail how we can assist you and your business in an initial consultation, either by phone or at our office in Fairview Heights, Illinois. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office by calling 618-537-1478 or via email.