David H. Keay


Mr. Keay is the founding member of the law firm of Keay & Costello, P.C..  He was previously the principal in the law offices of David H. Keay, a general practice law firm, which was established in 1980.  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 is a member of the Du Page County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association. He is currently involved with the Northern Illinois University - College of Law Board of Visitors, and 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”.    Mr. Keay has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Christian conciliation service of Northern Illinois.   He is currently 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 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 licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1985.

Mr. Keay was born on June 23, 1951, 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.