Jay O’Keeffe practices with Johnson, Rosen & O’Keeffe, LLC. in Roanoke, Virginia, where he splits his time between appellate and business litigation. He has been named one of Virginia Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” each year from 2008-13.

Before joining Johnson, Rosen & O’Keeffe, LLC., Jay worked at Gentry Locke Attorneys in Roanoke and worked in the Washington, DC, office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Jay is married to Carrie O’Keeffe, who coaches soccer at Hollins University. They have three children, Caroline, Jack, and Catherine.

Jay can be reached by email at okeeffe@johnsonrosen.com.


Practice Areas

  • Appellate litigation
  • Business litigation

Professional Associations

  • Virginia State Bar, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Virginia Bar Association, Appellate Committee; Young Lawyers Division
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Appellate Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section; Member, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Roanoke Bar Association


  • College of William & Mary (1999)
  • Harvard Law School (2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia