Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota in St. Paul, is retiring April 27, 2016. He was appointed to the Court on April 28, 2008, to fill a new magistrate judge position created by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Judge Keyes was born in New York City, New York. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 and his law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1972.
He had 35 years of experience as a civil trial lawyer before his appointment to the federal bench. He was a partner at Gray Plant Mooty (Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty, & Bennett) and a shareholder at Briggs and Morgan, focusing on litigation, antitrust, franchise, and civil rights law.
Judge Keyes was named as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and recognized by various organizations as a top lawyer in Minnesota and the United States. He lectured and taught on trial practice, franchising, and antitrust issues. He also chaired the District of Minnesota Federal Practice Committee and the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section, and co-chaired the Minnesota State Bar Association Task Force on Women in the Legal Profession.
Congratulations, Judge Keyes!
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