Heather Lee O’Keefe is a 25-year-old lawyer, entrepreneur, television personality, grief counselor, volunteer for multiple charities, Miss Montana USA 2022, and official delegate for Miss USA 2022.

Heather works in legal technology for an international data & analytics company. She is also the Founder of @CryptoAttorneys and Chief Operations Officer at the Legacy Law Firm, where she began working upon receiving her Juris Doctorate degree. Heather graduated with her J.D. (law degree) in May 2021 from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law as one of the youngest students in her class and one of only 18 students accepted into the Honors Program.

At NSU Law, Heather was greatly involved on campus as an executive board member of multiple student organizations—including President of the Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Society; Vice President for the Transactional Law Practice Group; Elections Committee Representative for the Student Bar Association; and Head Associate of LexisNexis legal research on campus. She was also one of the nominees for commencement speaker and was the recipient of the Larry Kalevitch Service Award, which was voted upon by fellow students and faculty members.

Heather is known for her love of giving back through community service, especially for her work at Tomorrow’s Rainbow, where she volunteers her time and expertise in grief counseling to provide grief support and trauma counseling for children and their families. The City of Fort Lauderdale recognized Heather’s dedication and commitment to her community with an official City Proclamation that proclaims January 7th as “Heather Lee O’Keefe Day.” 

With a strong commitment to her education, Heather received a full academic scholarship to attend West Virginia University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, a minor in Political Science, and graduated Cum Laude in May 2018. In addition to graduating with honors, Heather made President’s List and/or Dean’s List each semester and was named the 2018 Outstanding Senior by West Virginia University Reed College of Media.

When she is not busy studying or volunteering, Heather’s favorite hobbies are horseback riding, dancing, and adventure travel—such as climbing Las Peñas in Ecuador, swimming with sharks in the Exumas, and cliff-riding horses in the mountains of Colorado. Heather qualified for the Barrel Racing World Championships during her competitive horseback riding years, and she was a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader finalist during the 2018-2019 season.