Mr. Keay is the founding member of the law firm of Keay & Costello, P.C., with its principal offices in Wheaton, Illinois. He was previously the principal in the Law Offices of David H. Keay, a general practice law firm, which was established in 1980. The firm employs 7 attorneys, serving the community in areas of real property, corporate, transactional, and civil litigation. He has developed the firm’s family law practice, which has integrated traditional family life issues with such related issues as corporate, real estate, and estate planning. As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Keay has represented a full range of clients in all aspects of family law practice. Those areas include divorce, legal separation, post decree matters, child support and custody, visitation, paternity, property division, as well as Christian mediation.
Mr. Keay has been recognized as a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer. His recent recognition as a “2015 Super Lawyer” distinguishes him from other practitioners, and reflects the respect, standing and achievements of his career in family law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Mr. Keay is a member of various Bar Associations. He is involved with the Northern Illinois University – College of Law Board of Visitors, and is a past president of the College of Law Alumni Council. In 2009, he received the honor of being named the Northern Illinois College of Law “Alumni of the Year”. In 2010, Mr. Keay was nominated and appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the 2nd Judicial District. He continues to serve by reappointment on this committee of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar. In 2013, Mr. Keay was nominated and selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, a position he continues to enjoy and support currently. He is a chair-qualified arbitrator for the 18th judicial circuit, DuPage County, Illinois, by appointment of the Chief Judge. He is also qualified as a family law mediator, as certified by the Academy of Family Mediators. Mr. Keay previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Christian conciliation service of Northern Illinois.
Mr. Keay was licensed to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1980, the Northern District of Illinois in 1981, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 1981, and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1985.
Mr. Keay was born in Minot, North Dakota, and attended Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, graduating in 1973. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1980 from Northern Illinois University – College of Law, in DeKalb, Illinois.