Loretta_Okeef-300x300Loretta Comiskey O’Keeffe

Tampa Litigation & Bankruptcy Attorney

Phone: (813) 877-9222, ext. 215

email: lokeeffe[@]gibblaw.com

Practice areas:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy – Creditors Rights
  • Real estate

Ms. O’Keeffe is an attorney in Tampa, Florida with the law firm of Gibbons Neuman.  She is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida; the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. She handles a broad range of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and real estate matters with particular focus on disputes involving corporations, contracts, foreclosures, title insurance, collections, construction, premises liability, creditors’ rights issues and assignment for the benefit of creditors. Ms. O’Keeffe is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida and she received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University, College of Business, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2008, Ms. O’Keeffe authored an article for the Tampa Bay Business Journal entitled “An Alternative To Bankruptcy: Assignment For The Benefit Of Creditors.” Ms. O’Keeffe also lectured on the subject of ethics and the unlicensed practice of law for an educational seminar for insurance adjusters and the 2010 Florida Windstorm Conference. In 2006, Ms. O’Keeffe co-authored a chapter for Creditors’ and Debtors’ Practice in Florida entitled “Discovery in Aid of Execution.”

Ms. O’Keeffe just completed her term on the Professional Ethics Committee for The Florida Bar and served as Chair for the Professional Ethics Committee for 2013-2014. She also was appointed and currently serves on the Board of St. Michael’s Legal Center for Women and Children, Inc. and was previously appointed to the Leadership Institute for the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Ms. O’Keeffe is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Ferguson-White American Inn of Court. In addition, Ms. O’Keeffe is active in the Tampa Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and Real Estate Investment Council Inc. for Tampa Bay. In 2004, Ms. O’Keeffe was awarded the Hillsborough County Bar Association “Have a Heart” Award for pro bono service and she continues to provide pro bono services for Bay Area Legal Services. In 2007, Ms. O’Keeffe served as a grant reviewer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Ms. O’Keeffe and her husband, Joseph O’Keeffe, have three children. In the community, she is active with the Young Men’s Service League; she chairs the Sponsorship Committee for the Christ the King Carnival; and volunteers for Plant High School football, wrestling, and cross country events. In her free time, Ms. O’Keeffe enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and exercising including Zumba.