Kristen O’Keefe


Front Desk: 709-726-1222
Direct Line: 709-726-1977
Facsimile: 709-726-1225
Email: kokeefe@chislettwhitten.ca


Kristen O’Keefe has a passion for helping people and has a down-to-earth personality which makes her a great fit for legal practice. Kristen is committed to providing high-quality representation for her clients. She is hardworking, dedicated, and a true “people person”. 

Kristen will explain legal processes and options in ways that her clients understand. Her main areas of practice include Wills & Estates, Guardianship, Corporate Law, and Real Estate. 

She is also a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. Kristen has appeared before the Provincial Court of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.



  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University, 1999
  • Masters of Human Ecology (Family Studies), Mount St. Vincent University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Memorial University of NL, 1994


  • Newfoundland and Labrador Law Society–Practising Member
  • Barristers Society of Nova Scotia-Non-Practising Member


  • Kristen is a board member of SeniorsNL
  • Kristen is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Kristen is a past Executive Director for the Public Legal Information Association of NL where she worked for over five years providing legal information and education to the public through presentations, workshops and publications.
  • Kristen continues to deliver community presentations on various legal topics.
  • Kristen is the former host of a radio show that focused on delivering legal information to the public with the goal of increasing knowledge of the legal system and access to justice. Kristen has volunteered with a variety of community groups over the years and continues to volunteer her time in the community.


  • Kristen is a true professional. Top-notch service was provided. I would highly recommend her.
  • Professional, knowledgeable and friendly! Love working with Kristen.
  • I highly recommend Kristen, she explains things in detail and makes sure you aware of things you may never have thought of.
  • During this time of the pandemic, my husband & I needed to update our wills. We called Kristen who was so helpful & offered to do the wills via virtual. This proved to be very convenient & expeditious as it was completed within a week (all from the comfort of our own home). Our heartfelt thanks to Kristen for her professionalism, understanding & for the smooth process from start to finish all by virtual.
  • Very thorough, professional and follows up as she says she would. Very pleased with all the services we have used her for and would definitely recommend her for all your legal deals. We did our wills, sold and bought a house using her services.
  • Kristen’s O’Keefe’s legal services, communication updates, professionalism, and compassion were all outstanding. Thank you!
  • Professional, efficient, friendly service leading to an updated will. Questions and concerns addressed in easy to understand language.
  • Kristen is a wonderful lawyer...knows her stuff and makes sure everything is understood. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!!
  • An excellent fit for us–highly credible advice and guidance delivered in a timely fashion with a personal touch.
  • I highly recommend Ms. O’Keefe for estate planning—she is knowledgeable, caring, responsive, and thorough.
  • My husband and I were very happy with the friendly and professional service we received. It made the process of preparing our first will easy!
  • What a positive experience getting our wills and POAs completed! Kristen made the task easy and painless, answered all of our questions, and gave excellent professional advice. Sheis absolutely lovely to deal with and I highly recommend her.
  • I would highly recommend to anyone who wants professional, efficient and courteous legal services at a reasonable cost.
  • THANK YOU. You gave me confidence when I wanted to cry and throw in the towel.
  • Such a positive experience! When dealing with wills and POA’s, personal directives, it isn’t an easy task, however, we were very impressed with the process and we truly appreciated the professionalism, punctuality, knowledge and courtesy provided by Ms. O’Keefe!
  • We were completely satisfied with the planning, timing and execution of everything we asked of Kristen. She made sure she asked all the right questions and formulated a perfect package for us. Normally a visit to a lawyer is like going to the dentist–this was very professional, yet social. We like to think we also found a friend in Kristen.
  • Kristen was able to help us out on short notice with a bit of a complicated tenancy issue with one of our tenants. The communication and service was fantastic. She stepped us through the process that we were not familiar with whatsoever. Her rates were very reasonable and we felt that she was willing to go the ‘extra mile’ to ensure that everything was covered. We will be a repeat customer.
  • From start to finish, Kristen explained our options and what would best accomplish what we wanted.
  • You have a wonderful personality and dedication. Over the years I’ve had the need to do anew Will several times and never ever have I felt so taken care of as you made me feel.
  • Kristen was very personable and we valued her expertise and professionalism. She truly was a pleasure to work with and we have recommended her to our friends.
  • Thank you for assisting in our estate planning. Your knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail were much appreciated.
  • When we need to meet a lawyer, we look for thorough explanation for us to understand and knowledge of the lawyer. We were very satisfied as Ms. Kristen O’Keefe was very knowledgeable and thorough.
  • My husband and I felt very comfortable as soon as we arrived. Kristen is a very easy person to be around! She explained everything clearly and responded to our e-mails and calls right away.
  • Very pleased with the patient way Kristen guided me through what could have been a difficult process. She answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable and efficient.
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