Ms. Keckler was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio. She graduated with honors from the Ohio State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. While in college, Ms. Keckler studied abroad in Toledo, Spain at the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset. In May 2006, she received her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Public Law: Individual Rights and Social Reform from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Keckler received the Case Western Best Advocate award for her involvement in the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team. Her legal experience includes a judicial externship with U.S. Federal District Court Judge James Gwin; Ms. Keckler also worked as a law clerk for an immigration law firm in Cleveland, Ohio and a legal intern at Farmworker Legal Services providing civil legal assistance to seasonal and migrant farmworkers in rural Michigan.
Prior to joining Reina and Bates Immigration Law Group as an associate attorney in August 2007, Ms. Keckler practiced immigration law in Miami, Florida where she assisted Spanish-speaking individuals with family-based immigration, deportation defense, asylum claims, and naturalization. Ms. Keckler is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and she is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. She is fluent in Spanish.