Mr. Keefe retired from the Lancaster County Public Defender office 2015. He worked for the public defender's office for 36 years, and served as the director at the time of his retirement. He supervised a staff of 20 attorneys and 18 support staff members and managed an agency budget of $3.6 million. He and his staff provided indigent defense legal services to clients in all types of criminal cases, juvenile cases, mental health commitment cases, child support enforcement and appeals. Prior to joining the Public Defender office, he was a private practice attorney.