Keffer Barnhart LLP

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.

Firm Overview

At Keffer Barnhart LLP, we are proud to offer aggressive legal representation to clients facing criminal charges, clients going through family law-related matters, and clients' whose civil rights have been violated throughout the Indianapolis area. We are skilled at helping clients secure the most favorable outcome and, with our combined legal experience, you can be assured that your case is in good hands.

Keffer Barnhart LLP offers comprehensive legal services that combine aggressive criminal defense tactics and trustworthy civil rights representation. When you work with a skilled Indianapolis lawyer from our firm, you can be confident that your rights and future are being actively protected.

Our firm's founding attorneys, Bradley Keffer and Scott Barnhart, have earned various awards and accolades that stand as testament to our firm's commitment to each and every one of our clients. We use our experience, insight, and resources to the maximum advantage of each and every one of our clients.

If you would like to speak with our team privately, we offer free case evaluations in person and over the phone. You will be able to work directly with the lawyer handling your case and as well as with support staff who can provide excellent assistance. The moment you are faced with a criminal charge, experience a situation in which your civil rights are infringed upon, or are considering a divorce, you need to contact Keffer Barnhart LLP right away.
Main Office
Indianapolis Office
230 East Ohio Street
Suite 400
Indianapolis  IN  46204
  • (317) 857-0160
  • (855) 641-5311

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

The attorneys at Keffer Barnhart LLP 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 Barnhart LLP 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 Barnhart LLP 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 was born and raised in Ohio and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as an undergraduate. After graduating with honors, Mr. Keffer attended Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. 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.

Mr. 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.

Now Mr. Keffer represents client in a wide array of legal matters ranging from administrative license matters to select personal injury cases. While Mr. Keffer's primary focus is criminal law and criminal-related litigation, he oversees a 100% litigation focused practice. As a result, Mr. Keffer has represented clients in both complex litigation and high profile matters in both State and Federal courts. Moreover, Mr. Keffer has represented clients who have been targets of investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), state and local law enforcement, the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, as well as other state and federal administrative agencies.

Areas of Practice
80% Criminal Law (including DUI)
10% Family Law
5% Administrative Law
5% Select Personal Injury Matters

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

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana J.D. cum laude
Honors: Norm Lefstein Pro Bono Service Award
Honors: National Moot Court Team
Honors: Christopher Lloyd Award (Best Advocate)
Honors: Trial Advocacy Team

Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) Richard T. Farmer School of Business B.S.
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Member of Honor Society
Honors: Miami University Mock Trial Award
Honors: American Mock Trial Assoc. All-American Attorney Award (record-setting three-time recipient)

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
Indiana Bar Association, Member
Indianapolis Bar Association, 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
Professionalism Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Legal Services Advisory Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association, 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

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