Keffer Barnhart LLP

Dedicated to Effectively Representing our Clients and Advocating Zealously on Their Behalf. We are Former Prosecutors and Public Servants Who are Responsive to the Needs of Those We Serve.

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Firm Overview

After years of public service, Bradley Keffer and Scott Barnhart elected to use their experience and provide meaningful legal services to individuals. And, with their trial and appellate litigation backgrounds, they formed Keffer Barnhart LLP.

Bradley Keffer attended Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. Amongst other positions, Mr. Keffer was a deputy prosecuting attorney at the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. As the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) prosecutor and member of the Special Prosecutions Unit, he handled high profile, major felony cases. It was in his capacity as a government litigator that Bradley Keffer first came to work with and Scott Barnhart.

Scott Barnhart, a graduate of Indiana University and a cum laude graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law, served as a deputy attorney general at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. He initially focused on appeals and has argued numerous times before the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court. Mr. Barnhart's practice evolved to include trial litigation experience in civil rights, administrative law, constitutional law, and personal injury.

Recognizing both their blend of experience and singular focus on litigation, Bradley Keffer Scott Barnhart formed Keffer Barnhart to provide well-rounded legal services to its clients. Keffer Barnhart is now a central Indiana-based law firm with its main office in Indianapolis. The attorneys at Keffer Barnhart pride themselves on zealously advocating for clients before judges and juries. Keffer Barnhart practice areas include: criminal law, DUI law, constitutional and civil rights litigation, administrative law, and appellate litigation (civil and criminal).

If you need legal advice, call and schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Keffer Barnhart.
Main Office

Main Office
230 East Ohio Street, Suite 600
Indianapolis  IN  46204

Phone
  • (317) 857-0160
Fax
  • (855) 641-5311
Criminal Defense
When red and blue lights appear behind you, remember that you are not alone. You have access to answers and attorneys who will ask the right questions on your behalf. Take advantage of the years of criminal law experience available to you at KGB.
Being arrested and charged with a crime is an intimidating and stressful experience that can result in criminal conviction, jail or prison time, fines, and a wide range of other penalties. Often, an individual can lose their way in the criminal justice system and may not understand what is happening to them, or the rights that he or she may be giving up. Questions need to be answered. What am I being charged with? What is the evidence against me? How strong is the Government's case? What penalties will I be facing if convicted? What are my legal options? Concern and fear of losing one's liberty, livelihood, and being taken advantage of is natural. However, you do not have to live with that fear.

The attorneys at Keffer Gilley Barnhart can advise you about the criminal justice system and aid you in making the best decision regarding your case. All our attorneys are experienced criminal law practitioners, and will aggressively pursue your interests throughout the entire process. Our attorneys have handled cases from misdemeanor Criminal Trespass to Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death. Through this experience, the attorneys at KGB understand that no case is the same. Expect that your attorney will not only tell you about your case and its ramifications, but also how the case might affect other aspects of your life, so that you can make informed decisions.

If you have already been convicted of a crime and feel that your conviction was a mistake, in error, or based on faulty evidence, contact Keffer Gilley Barnhart. The team at Keffer Gilley Barnhart also handles criminal appeals and post-conviction relief (PCR) petitions. Our attorneys have experience handling PCRs at the trial court and appellate levels.

A criminal case and its consequences are not one-size-fits-all, and neither are attorneys. Your attorney should not just know the law, but they should know you and serve as your guide through the legal system. KGB offers a free consultation to discuss your case, and how it uniquely affects you.
DUI and DWI
A DUI arrest can have significant, life-altering consequences. You deserve to have attorneys with experience in handling every type of DUI offense. Contact Keffer Gilley Barnhart and put our years of experience handling DUI cases to work for you.
A DUI arrest is always an unexpected and potentially embarrassing situation. When faced with a DUI, it is normal for someone to wonder what is going to happen next. How will a DUI effect my job, my license, and my life, are all natural concerns. After all, drunk driving is a politically and emotionally charged crime, and even first time offenders can face significant criminal penalties.

The attorneys at Keffer Gilley Barnhart have years of experience handling thousands of DUI cases. As former government lawyers, the attorneys at KGB have educated law enforcement officers on DUI law and trained other prosecutors on the nuances of DUI prosecution. And the attorneys at Keffer Gilley Barnhart have personally handled DUI cases ranging from sobriety checkpoint DUI arrests to Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death. Our experience gives us the knowledge to evaluate the detailed circumstances surrounding your case. And, where needed, we know how to challenge evidence (including the breath test machine or blood testing), contest administrative license suspensions, and obtain the right expert witnesses.

The attorney that you choose may have a significant impact on what happens to you, your license, and even your job. The KGB team understands that a single mistake should not define who you are. And having been prosecutors that have convicted individuals of drunk driving, the team at Keffer Gilley Barnhart understands what the Government will do to obtain your conviction. Shouldn't you have that knowledge on your side? Contact Keffer Gilley Barnhart today for a free initial consultation.

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How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The attorneys at Keffer Gilley Barnhart are experienced and energetic trial attorneys with their roots in public service. As former deputy prosecutors and attorneys general, their practice areas include: criminal law, DUI law, constitutional and civil rights litigation, administrative law, and appellate litigation (civil and criminal). Keffer Gilley Barnhart prides itself on providing well-rounded legal advice so that clients can understand how their particular legal situation will impact their entire life.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Keffer Gilley Barnhart is dedicated to effectively representing our clients, and advocating zealously on their behalf. We are former prosecutors and public servants who are responsive to the needs of our clients, provide comprehensive legal counsel, and address our clients’ concerns both professionally and discretely.

Bradley Keffer

Bradley Keffer began his legal career serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney in both Marion County (Indianapolis) and Tippecanoe County (Lafayette). As a deputy prosecutor in both counties, he led the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI and OVWI cases involving death or serious bodily injury. In addition to prosecuting all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses, Mr. Keffer focused on fatality and serious bodily injury Hit & Run cases, and White Collar crimes. He was also responsible for reviewing and monitoring sobriety check points and training law enforcement officers on DUI investigations, traffic stops, DUI law, administering sobriety checkpoints, and search and seizure. In his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Keffer has tried over twenty-five jury trials and countless bench trials, and provided training to other prosecutors on DUI law and DUI prosecution. He has also received specific training on accident investigation/reconstruction as well as the presentation of computer forensic evidence in the courtroom.

While in law school, Mr. Keffer served as an intern for two years at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana (Civil and Criminal Divisions). He also completed externships with the Marion County Superior Courts, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office, and the Office of the Governor of the State of Indiana.

EDUCATION

Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
Honors: Norm Lefstein Pro Bono Service Award; National Moot Court Team; Christopher Lloyd Award (Best Advocate); and Trial Advocacy Team

Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) Richard T. Farmer School of Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Honors: University Honors and Dean's List; Member of Honor Society; Miami University Mock Trial Team; Miami University Mock Trial Award; American Mock Trial Assoc. All-American Attorney Award (record-setting three-time recipient)

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Indiana, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana (Federal).

MEMBERSHIPS

Indiana Bar Association; Indianapolis Bar Association; Professionalism Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association; Legal Services Advisory Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana Historical Society; American Inns of Court; and former National District Attorneys Association.

Scott Barnhart

Scott Barnhart began his career serving as a deputy attorney general for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Mr. Barnhart first served in the Appellate Division where he was responsible for representing the State of Indiana in direct and post-conviction appeals. He is an experienced appellate attorney who has authored over three hundred appellate briefs and has argued multiple times before the Supreme Court of Indiana and the Indiana Court of Appeals. He has been lead counsel in over twenty-five published decisions.

In 2008, Mr. Barnhart was selected by the Attorney General

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