Judge Keefe Honored as NJSBF 2020 Medal of Honor Recipient

Judge John E. Keefe NJSBF 2020 Medal of Honor Award

Judge John E. Keefe NJSBF 2020 Medal of Honor AwardJudge John E. Keefe has been announced as a 2020 New Jersey State Bar Foundation Medal of Honor Award recipient. The award is given annually to lawyers and law-related professionals, as well as lay people, who best exemplify either or both of the following criteria:

  • significant contribution to the advancement or improvement of the justice system or the betterment of the legal profession in New Jersey
  • professional excellence as demonstrated by accomplishments in the law; or service to the profession and the community during their careers.


Our managing partner John E. Keefe, Jr. would like to add:

“My father, Jack Keefe is a quiet and humble servant of the law whose career is best characterized by a strict adherence to the golden rule of treating people well. He has been a great mentor to me, the members of our firm, his dozens of law clerks over the years, the students he taught at Seton Hall Law School and to the vast number of colleagues he has interacted with since becoming an attorney in 1965.

The Medal of Honor is the New Jersey State Bar’s highest recognition for a dedicated career of service to the profession. While I know he will cherish this Medal of Honor, I am equally sure he believes there are more worthy recipients.

I congratulate my father and the co-honoree Sue Feeney, our former State Bar president and foundation board president who has committed her life’s work to the service of the bar and service to the multitudes of less fortunate. Their careers and body of work represent the very best of our profession and sets the bar for all lawyers who aspire to lead a full and rewarding life in the law.

Congratulations Sue and Da’”