Tim O’Keeffe

North Dakota

O'Keeffe O'Brien Lyson Foss
720 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103
United States

Tel: 701.235.8000
Fax: 701.235.8023

Email: tim@okeeffeattorneys.com
Web: www.okeeffeattorneys.com

Tim was a founding partner when the firm opened in 2003. He is currently president of the firm.

Tim O’Keeffe focuses on the best result possible for his clients. In matters of serious injury, total vindication is a hard thing to attain. But Tim’s years of experience and success as a legal advocate have earned him a sterling reputation. He’s known as a determined, passionate attorney who dedicates his attention to his clients.

Tim O’Keeffe grew up in Mandan, North Dakota. He graduated from Jamestown College in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science. Tim went on to earn his law degree from the Hamline University School of Law in 1998. Upon graduating, Tim moved to Fargo where he served as the Fargo city prosecutor and was a partner at another Fargo law firm.

Tim has an extensive amount of experience handling civil and criminal trials. Currently, his practice areas include serious personal injury, wrongful death, business/commercial litigation, and criminal defense.

Professional Involvement

Tim is an advocate for justice for his clients but he is also very involved in professional organizations that help advocate for change on the state and national levels as well.

  • President of the North Dakota Association of Justice 2013-2014. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors
  • Tim was appointed in 2014 to the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice (formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Member of the Injury Board – a national organization of trial attorneys focused on improving their practices through education and local community involvement
  • Judgment in the wrongful death of a child in a car accident ($900,000)
  • Settlement for 55-year-old motorcycle driver hit by car ($125,000)
  • Settlement of wrongful death of a child in a motorcycle accident (confidential)
  • Settlement of lawsuit for family of young female killed by defective air bag and seat belt in low speed crash (confidential)
  • Settlement of federal lawsuit for 40 year-old male suffering spine injury due to defective air bag in pick-up (confidential)
  • Settlement of wrongful death/medical malpractice of an 82 year-old female for failure to diagnose an injury that occurred during surgery (confidential)
  • Mediation resulting in settlement for teenager sexually assaulted by guard at juvenile detention center ($300,000)
  • Settlement of sexual assault of two females in a correctional facility (confidential)
  • Settlement of wrongful death of 60 year-old male who killed himself while on suicide watch at mental facility (confidential)
  • Jury verdict in North Dakota Federal court for small local business against large racing organization for intentional interference with business ($375,000)
  • Settlement for insurance policy limits for male that lost his arm in a car accident (confidential)
  • Settlement for 28 year-old female who was wrongfully diagnosed with cancer and underwent unnecessary surgery to remove lymph nodes (confidential)
  • Represented infant girl who suffered brachial plexis injury during birth due to negligence of delivering physician
  • Represented victims of the Anhydrous Ammonia spill in the Minot train derailment
  • Represented individuals injured from the use of prescription drugs such as Fen-Phen, Baycol and Vioxx
  • Settled for 13 victims of gas explosion in house resulting in severe burns and PTSD
  • Represented numerous individuals involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, defective products, and wrongful death
  • Obtained settlements for victims of dangerous and defective medical devices
  • (Past results do not guarantee future performance. Each case is different)
The personal injury attorney’s at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss will fight to get you the compensation you deserve if you have been injured in a car crash, motorcycle crash, slip and fall accident, or any other type of personal injury accident. Navigating the legal system alone can be a difficult, arduous experience. Our attorneys have years of experience providing legal representation to individuals who have suffered as a result of a crash, accident or other types of incidents. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and will provide the best legal counsel that will result in a successful outcome.

There are numerous types of personal injury claims that require the representation of an experienced personal injury attorney. Our team of personal injury attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss have represented hundreds of cases in North Dakota and Minnesota involving:

  • Auto Crashes   Being injured in a motor vehicle crash doesn’t simply cause damage to your car, it can impact your well-being, financial situation, emotional health, family members and nearly every aspect of your life.
  • Motorcycle Crashes  Due to the smaller size of the vehicle and a lack of protection, the types of accidents motorcyclists face are typically very severe.
  • Products Liability  Products liability is a term that refers to the personal injury that results from a faulty or defective product.
  • Tort and Litigation    When a person unintentionally causes harm and damage to another person, he/she may be held liable. At this point you should seriously consider the help of a skilled, experienced attorney.
  • Slip and Fall   When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident that takes place on someone else’s property, the owner of the house or building may be held liable.
  • Defective Products   A defective product can cause serious injury that may be extremely hazardous to a consumer. The severity of injury caused by these faulty products may vary, but regardless of the extremity of the damage, a victim of injury caused by a dangerous and defective product may be entitled to compensation.
  • Medical Malpractice   Every year, thousands of people die because of a preventable medical mistake.  If a doctor or physician failed to comply with safety regulations meant to ensure your safety, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Wrongful Death   Losing a loved one is a painful and tragic experience. While nothing can relieve the pain of losing someone important to you, our compassionate and experienced personal injury lawyers can help you alleviate the financial burden of their death and fight for the justice your loved one deserves.
  • Serious Injury  A serious or catastrophic injury, even death, can take place almost anywhere and when you least expect it. We have fought to defend numerous victims of catastrophic injury and therefore, possess a high level of expertise in this area.
  • Boating Accidents   When precautionary safety measures aren’t taken, a fun boating trip can turn into a catastrophic accident that leads to serious injury, even death.  If you or someone you know has suffered injuries or death from a boating incident, consult a boat accident lawyer at our firm.
At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss, our law firm is focused on one thing: success for you. With the depth of experience you need, coupled with the energy and enthusiasm you want, our team is ready to work hard for you. We listen to you. We hear what you say. We develop a legal strategy to help you. We will represent your interests.

Our law practice areas are broad and deep so whatever your issue, we likely have an excellent team ready to provide you with professional, personal legal representation, guidance and advice.

Our law practice area experience includes: Personal Injury – Family – Criminal – Civil Litigation – Business – Real Estate – Estate Planning – Trials

If you need the help of a team of attorneys experienced in the laws of North Dakota and Minnesota, contact O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss — a law firm known for success.