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Brendan O'Keefe
Senior Associate | Lawyer

Brendan O'Keefe


Brendan is a general practitioner with over 10 years post qualification experience. Brendan completed his articles of clerkship with John Sharkie in 2008 and, following his admission to practice in early 2009, he worked for John as his Associate solicitor until the merger of that practice with Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams in July 2019.

Having worked in a general practice for over 10 years Brendan has experience acting for clients in a wide variety of commercial and property law matters, drawing wills and powers of attorney, advising on estate planning issues, acting for clients in the administration of deceased estates and also in disputed and litigated matters across a diverse range of practice areas. Brendan is also experienced in acting for plaintiff clients in personal injury matters, including TAC claims and public liability claims.

Brendan is a hands-on practitioner who always aims to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients in the most efficient and effective manner.


  • Thankyou for handling the estate of my mother. My mother was associated with your company for a long time, that's the way she wanted it. After the first meeting with Brendan O'Keefe, Nicole Russell and staff, it was obvious our family wouldn't be let down. What a great job Brendan, Nicole and their staff were able to achieve. I would like to personally congratulate HICKS OAKLEY CHESSELL WILLIAMS (Notary & Lawyers) for a job well done! This has been a very difficult time for our family. The close down due to Covid-19 made your job all the more difficult. We are all very happy with all outcomes. Thankyou, 

    C M, Wills & Estates & Conveyancing Client

About Brendan

Outside of work Brendan enjoys spending time with family and friends and maintains an active interest in many sports. He particularly enjoys bike riding along the various tracks located around Melbourne.


  • Bachelor of Laws - Monash University
  • Bachelor of Science - Monash University


  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • High Court of Australia

Memberships and Committees

  • Law Institute of Victoria

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