Attorney Jacqueline Keenan
Jacqueline Keenan works with complex family law matters including divorce, domestic violence, child custody and support, spousal support, and equitable distribution.
I grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated from Bayport - Blue Point High School. I then attended Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and graduated with a Political Science degree minoring in History and Legal Studies. In addition, I completed a semester abroad at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. I always knew I wanted to become an attorney, so I continued my education at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Upon graduation I was the 2019 recipient of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Award.
I solidified my desire to practice family law when I completed a college internship with a judge who worked primarily on family law cases. In his courtroom I witnessed the struggles that many face during divorce and custody disputes, and knew this was an area in which I could make a difference. Determined to be the strongest litigator possible, I immersed myself in mock trial, became the team captain at Susquehanna, a finalist in the in- house competition at Washington and Lee, and held the leadership position of Mock Trial Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board. I also consistently sought opportunities, through my extracurricular activities and internships, to serve individuals going through difficult life changes.
I continued to feed this family law passion through my law school internships with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, and right here at Adkins Law. I also served as a student attorney at the Community Legal Practice Center during my third and final year at Washington and Lee. In each of these experiences, I represented individuals and families with a wide range of family law matters. Before returning to Adkins Law, I practiced as an associate attorney in a firm devoted to family law in Durham, North Carolina.
My mantra in life is always to live by the golden rule: treat others how you want to be treated. I believe it is imperative to offer each and every client the same representation I would want if I were in their situation. Attention to detail, compassion, and commitment to my client’s goals will always be at the forefront of our work together.
In my personal time I enjoy reading on my porch, attending concerts, going to the beach as often as possible, and seeing the world one passport stamp at a time.
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
- Honors: Recipient, Family Law Section Award, Virginia State Bar Association
- Honors: Chair, Moot Court Executive Board
- Susquehanna University
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Honors: Recipient, Urey Scholarship
- Honors: President, Pre-Law Society
- University of Sussex, Brighton, England, Study Abroad
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- North Carolina State Bar, Family Law Section
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
- Relay for Life
- SU GIVE
- After School Program, St. Paul United Church of Christ