Bradley Keffer

Keffer Barnhart LLP
230 E Ohio St Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-857-0160
www.kefferbarnhart.com


Attorney Bradley Keffer represents clients in a wide array of legal matters ranging from administrative license matters to select family law matters. While Bradley's primary focus is criminal law and criminal-related litigation, he oversees a 100% litigation-focused practice. As a result, Bradley has represented clients in both complex litigation and high profile matters in both State and Federal courts.

Moreover, Bradley has represented clients who have been targets of investigation by:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
State and local law enforcement
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office Grand Jury Division
The Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
The Office of the Indiana Attorney General
The Department of Child Services
University Title IX investigations
Other state and federal administrative matters

Backed by Experience as a Former Prosecutor

Bradley began his legal career serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney in both Marion County (Indianapolis) and Tippecanoe County (Lafayette). As a deputy prosecutor in Tippecanoe County, Bradley:

Led the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT)

Served as the lead prosecutor assigned to the Tippecanoe County's Title 9 (BMV Court)
conducted major felony prosecutions for offenses ranging from Forgery to Homicide to Narcotics Manufacturing and Dealing

As a deputy prosecutor in Marion County, Bradley led its Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) where he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting DUI and OVWI cases involving death or serious bodily injury. In addition to prosecuting all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses, Bradley focused on fatality and serious bodily injury hit & run cases, and complex White Collar crimes.

Additionally, he was responsible for reviewing and monitoring sobriety checkpoints and training law enforcement officers in:

DUI investigations
Traffic stops
DUI law
Administering sobriety checkpoints
Search and seizure

In his time as a prosecutor, Bradley has tried over twenty-five jury trial and countless bench trials and provided training to other prosecutors on DUI law, DUI prosecution, and jury selection.

He has also received specific training in accident investigation/reconstruction by the Indianapolis Police Department as well as training by the United States Secret Service on the presentation of computer forensic evidence in the courtroom.

Backed by an Education and Lengthy Experience in Law School

Bradley received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After graduating with honors, Bradley attended Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, where he served as an intern for two years at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana (Civil and Criminal Divisions).

During his time in law school, he also completed externships with:

The Marion County Superior Courts
The Indiana Court of Appeals
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office (Death Penalty Division)
The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
The Office of the Governor of the State of Indiana

Areas of Practice

90% Criminal Law (including DUI)
5% Family Law
5% Administrative Law

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 2007
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2012
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2014

Education

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
J.D. cum laude
Norm Lefstein Pro Bono Service Award
National Moot Court Team
Christopher Lloyd Award (Best Advocate)
Trial Advocacy Team
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) Richard T. Farmer School of Business
B.S.
Dean's List
With Honors
Member of Honor Society
Miami University Mock Trial Award
American Mock Trial Assoc. All-American Attorney Award (record-setting three-time recipient)

Classes/Seminars

Indiana Traffic Law School, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2012 (Chair)
Indiana Traffic Law School, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2013 (Chair)

Honors and Awards

Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors Award, 2012
Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors Award, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Foundation, Fellow
Indiana Bar Association, Member
Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Criminal Defense Section, Member
Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
National College for DUI Defense, Member
American Association of Legal Advocates, member
Professionalism Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Former Member
Legal Services Advisory Committee of the Indy Bar Association, Former Member
Indiana Historical Society, Member
National District Attorneys Association, Former Member
American Inns of Court, Member
Indiana University Alumni Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2011 - 2012
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2009 - 2011
Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2007 - 2008