FRANKFORT, Ky. — Louisville attorney Margaret E. “Maggie” Keane will assume the presidency of the Kentucky Bar Association as of July 1, 2011.

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.

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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 Maryhurst 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 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.

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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.

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