MW Keller Son Solicitors LLP has grown from humble beginnings since Maurice Keller established the firm in 1941. Operating from our base in Gladstone Street, today we provide a comprehensive personal service to each of our clients.

Maurice Keller
Our Founder – Maurice Keller

Our firm has a rich history and while it represents commercial clients from across the country today, it is and always will be a proud Waterford law firm. Our founder, Maurice Keller was born in 1915 in the city and was educated in Waterpark, before travelling to University College Dublin where be qualified as a solicitor.

Maurice worked briefly in Kanturk and spent nine years at Kavin O’Shaughnessy’s practice in Waterford
before going out on his own in 1941 on Barronstrand Street. The practice was kick-started when it received huge publicity after successfully defending Paddy O’Sullivan of M. O’Sullivan & Sons who had been found in possession of a significant amount of sugar in breach of the rationing laws of the time. These laws, which were in place during World War Two, were a considerable source of business to solicitors.

Our state of the art offices in Gladstone Street

Another big break came the firm’s way when it was appointed as the local solicitor for the Irish Permanent Building Society. Income was inconsistent for small firms at the time and this feather in the cap ensured a steady number of clients receiving assistance from MW Keller. Maurice developed the practice largely due to his skill as an orator and regularly transferred his public speaking skills to the courtroom! In 1976. Mark began to work in the office, and his brother Niall joined him in 1982 as well. In 1989 they purchased the building we are currently based in on Gladstone Street. After extensive refurbishments, the premises were redeveloped into the state of the art offices we enjoy today.

Client Testimonial

I am pleased with your firm’s service and everything has been answered in a timely manner. I appreciate having your firm handle my case; they have put my mind at ease. I would absolutely recommend your firm to family and friends.”

Client Testimonial

‘For the last 5 years I have regularly engaged the services of MW Keller. They are wonderful service providers. Their attention to detail, responsiveness and business acumen is exceptional. I know if I engage them to work on a legal issue they will represent my interests fully and take the burden off me. It’s also good to get questions answered in a timely manner. I would highly recommend them.’ 

Client Testimonial

MW Keller’s came highly recommended from a friend, and they didn’t disappoint. From the time we engaged them, to the close of our house sale, their advice was clear and concise. Once we appointed them we received a detailed email outlining all the various things we needed to do in order to be fully compliant with all the various bodies and authorities, including helpful links to websites to guide us through the process. Nothing appeared to phase them. They’d seen it all before and had almost immediate answers, no matter how complicated we thought an issue was. We would have no hesitation in recommending MW Keller & Son.