Kendal K O'Keefe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Arnold, Rodman & O'Keefe P.A.
2626 East 82nd Street, Suite 355
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Phone: 952-955-8008
Fax: 952-955-8009
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Kendal K O'Keefe is an attorney and shareholder at Arnold, Rodman & O'Keefe P.A., and focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. From the firm's offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she provides representation to clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts, Ms. O'Keefe is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The majority of Ms. O'Keefe's family law clients are people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are accordingly grappling with issues such as the division of marital assets and debts, child and spousal support, and child custody and visitation. A trained mediator, she is listed as a "qualified neutral" under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts. Accordingly, Ms. O'Keefe often helps her clients reach an accord on some or all of these matters through the use of that method of alternative dispute resolution. In other cases, she works with those clients who are attempting to reach a negotiated settlement. However, Ms. O'Keefe will forcefully advocate for her clients in court when litigation is necessary.

In addition to her divorce practice, Ms. O'Keefe helps clients whose marriages have already been legally dissolved and who are seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support or parenting orders. Her family law experience also encompasses paternity disputes and grandparents' visitation rights, and she has helped victims of domestic violence obtain appropriate protective orders. Ms. O'Keefe's undergraduate education was obtained at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. She then went on to attend what was then known as Hamline University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2012.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Kendal K O'Keefe

Admitted: 2012, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Recipient, Hamline Presidential Scholarship, 2009 - 2012
  • Recipient, Hamline Public Interest Law Foundation Grant, 2010
  • 3rd Place for Best Brief, Magee Civil Rights Moot Court Team (Hamline), 2011
  • Recipient, Excellence in Employment Law Award, Minnesota Bar Association, 2011
  • CALI Award, Employment Law, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, Hamline’s Student Bar Association, Culture and Diversity, 2011 - 2012
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Family Law League board memeber, 2016- present
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Attorney, Tubman Legal Services 2015 - present 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-edited the Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook update., Co-editor, Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, 2019
  • An article about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family law practice in Minnesota. , co-author, Pandemic family stress equals pandemic family law stress , Bench and Bar of Minnesota , 2020
  •  Child Custody, Child Development, and Parenting Time (with Kristin Woulfe), Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, 2017
  • Determining Child Support (with Scott Rodman), Family Law Institute, 2016
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients (with Scott Rodman), Family Law Institute, 2016
  • A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases (with Zachary Kretchmer and Michael Fink), National Business Institute, 2016
  • Interstate and Interational Jurisdiction and Custody Issues (with Valerie Arnold), Minnesota CLE, 2016
  • Divorce Cases (with Zachary Kretchmer and Jillian Wood), National Business Institute, 2017
  • Minnesota Family Law Practice for Paralegals (with Denise Howe), HalfMoon Education, 2018
  • Determining Child Support (with Zachary Kretchmer), Family Law Institute, 2017
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients (with Zachary Kretchmer), Family Law Institute, 2017
  • Determining Child Support (with Scott Rodman), Family Law Institute, 2018
  • International Service of Process (with Michael Fink), Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2013
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Office Location for Kendal K O'Keefe

2626 East 82nd Street
Suite 355
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Phone: 952-955-8008

Fax: 952-955-8009

Last Updated: 1/21/2021

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