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 in 1972.

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!