Attorney Terry L. McCreary


I founded The McCreary Law Firm with the belief that I could provide my clients with the best criminal and civil defense representation available. Our successes and extensive trial experience have proven that we are one of the top defense practices in SW Florida.


Mr. McCreary attended the University of Nebraska on an athletic scholarship where he graduated with honors in 1999 receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  He was also a member of the UNL wrestling team and was a three time recipient of the Student Athlete Medallion. Mr. McCreary then graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2002 with a Juris Doctor Degree and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003.


Mr. McCreary has practiced law throughout the state of Florida.  He gained valuable experience handling a wide variety of crimes working as an Assistant State Attorney.  This gives Mr. McCreary an advantage in the courtroom as he is familiar with the strategies and tactics that are commonly used by both prosecutors and judges.  Having experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney gives his clients a distinct advantage in the courtroom.


Christopher S. O’Keefe, Esq. (Of Counsel)

Chris-DarkChris O'Keefe practices Family Law, Criminal Law and Civil and is “Of Counsel” to the McCreary Law Firm — To Give Our Clients the Best Representation Possible.


2004 to 2006 Public Defenders Office, Lee County, FL Felony Division. Successfully represented hundreds of defendants against felony and misdemeanor charges. Handled Jury Trials, Non-Jury Trials, Motions, VOP hearings, Domestic Violence Hearings and Injunctions.

2007 to Current in Private Practice handling primarily Family Law Related Matters such as Divorce, Paternity, DCF hearing, Department of Revenue Hearings, Adoptions and all other related family matters. In addition, Mr. O’Keefe still handles a variety of Civil and Criminal Cases.


JD, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; graduated in the top 20%;

  • Legal internship, Nova’s Children and Family Clinic, representing clients in divorce, dependency, termination of parental rights, and adoption cases

BS, Legal Studies, University of Central Florida; graduated in the top 20% of class

Associate Degree in Science, Legal Studies, and Associate Degree in Arts, Edison Community College of Southwest Florida; Phi Theta Kappa honors, president of the Paralegal Society.

Born and raised in Lee County, Florida, Chris has been a resident of Lee County for nearly 22 years. He married his longtime girlfriend Esther before attending law school and the couple have had their first son Ethan Christopher O’Keefe in May 2010.