Louisville Attorney Margaret E. “Maggie” Keane Assumes Presidency of Kentucky Bar Association's Board of Governors
FRANKFORT, KY: Louisville attorney Margaret E. “Maggie” Keane will assume the presidency of the Kentucky Bar Association’s (KBA) Board of Governors for a one-year term beginning Friday, July 1, 2011.
The Board of Governors serves as the voluntary governing body of the KBA and the agent of the Supreme Court of Kentucky for the purpose of administering and enforcing the Rules of the Court governing the practice of law. Keane received a ceremonial gavel from outgoing President Bruce K. Davis of Lexington during the KBA’s Annual Banquet held June 16 in Lexington. Keane will also serve as President of the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents.
A magna cum laude graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, Keane has practiced law with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC since her graduation in 1982, becoming a partner in 1989. She has an active civil litigation practice, representing plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for over 15 years in the field of Commercial Litigation.
Keane devotes a substantial amount of her time to pro bono representation, and her efforts have been recognized by the Legal Aid Society (1990 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award); the Louisville Bar Association (1996 Public Service Award); and the Fayette County Bar Association (2001 Pro Bono Award). She served on the KBA’s Inquiry Commission from 1999 to 2007, and was appointed a panel chair and, eventually, chair of the Commission. She has served as KBA Vice-President and President-Elect. She was a member of the KBA Convention Planning Committees of 1997 and 2006, and CLE Co-Chair of the 2007 KBA Convention Planning Committee. She was a member of the KBA Reserve/Investment Committee in 2004-06, is a Kentucky Bar Foundation Fellow, and was selected as the KBA’s “Outstanding Lawyer of the Year” in 2008.
Keane was also elected President of the Louisville Bar Association in 1997 and presently serves as a member of its Board of Directors, Judicial Evaluation Committee, and the Louisville Bar Foundation board. Keane also represented the LBA as its Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. She is a “Master” and Past President (2005-2007) of the Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, an organization which promotes legal excellence, civility, professionalism and ethics. Keane served on the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court, headquartered in Washington, D.C. from 2006 to 2010.
A 1989 graduate of Leadership Louisville, and a 2006 graduate of Leadership Kentucky, Keane received the Distinguished Alumnae Award from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2003. Keane has been a board member of Maryhust since 2006, and was previously a member of the Kentucky Public Advocacy Commission (2002-2007), and is now a board member of the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation (2005-2011).
Keane recently closed her remarks to at the Annual Convention by reminding those in attendance that “This is your Bar, your profession and your association. You elect those who serve on the Board of Governors. If you have questions, comments or, even more importantly, criticism to offer, please let us hear it.”
Keane is married to Gregory R. Masterson, and has two stepsons and three grandchildren.