Bales Beall LLP

Emily OKeefe

Emily is a lawyer with Bales Beall LLP, having previously articled with the firm from 2019 to 2020. She practices in the areas of family law and estate litigation. Prior to joining Bales Beall, Emily gained experience at a boutique family litigation firm in Kitchener, Ontario, wherein she argued trials, motions, and appeals at the Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court. Emily was the chosen as the Platinum Winner for the 2021 Waterloo Region Record Readers Choice Award for Best Family Law Lawyer. During her legal studies, Emily volunteered for Pro Bono Students' Canada's Family Law Project and Wills Project, and was an active member of the school's External Outreach Committee, which raised money for low income and vulnerable individuals in the community, acting as the Chair in her final year.

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations:

Member, Ontario Bar Association

Member, Canada Bar Association

Member, Advocates Society


University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (2019), J.D.

University of Toronto (2016) B.A. (Hons. with Distinction)

Year of Call

2020 (Ontario)

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Emily is an avid reader, reading upwards of thirty books in a variety of genres each year.

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