||Joseph D. O'Keefe
Administrative Judge of the Court of Common Pleas - Orphans' Division
Judge O'Keefe earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph's University in 1966 and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law in 1973. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and a former General Counsel of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. He was elected as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1983, retained in 1993, and again in 2003. He was appointed as the Administrative Judge of the Orphans' Court of the First Judicial District in December of 2000.
Judge O'Keefe is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia, the Brehon Law Society, the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, the Saint Joseph's University Law Alumni Association, the Center City Residents' Association, and the American Judges' Association.
He is a board member of the Administrative Governing Board of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania and the Jenkins Law Library. He is also a former member of the Supreme Court Orphans' Court Rules Committee. In 1993, Judge O'Keefe received Saint Joseph's University's Francis X. McClenahan award.