March/April 2008 issue
New Magistrate Judge for District of Minnesota: Keyes
On April 23, 2008, Chief
U.S. District Judge James M.
Rosenbaum announced the
appointment of Jeffrey J. Keyes to the position of
U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of
Minnesota. He was sworn in on April 28. He fills
a new magistrate judge position created by the
Judicial Conference of the United States.
Jeffrey J. Keyes was born in New York City,
New York. He received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 and
his law degree from the University of Michigan
He has worked at the firm of Briggs and Morgan
since 1986, where he has focused on litigation,
antitrust, civil rights, and franchise law. As an
adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of
Law, he has taught Civil Procedure and a death
penalty seminar. He is a fellow of the American
College of Trial Lawyers and former Chair of the
District Minnesota Federal Practice Committee.
In 2004 he was named Minnesota Attorney of the
Year by Minnesota Lawyer.
His chambers will be temporarily located in
Minneapolis until the renovation of the federal
courthouse in St. Paul is complete.
Congratulations, Judge Keyes!