Keith represents companies in all phases of business litigation, including commercial and employment matters. He drafts motions, coordinates discovery and helps to prepare his clients and the Shook Business Disputes team for trial.

Before attending law school, Keith monitored NCAA compliance for the Division I teams of the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where he obtained his Master’s of Business Administration. He later used this work as the basis for his published article in the Missouri Law Review, which describes the application of federal antitrust law to NCAA bylaws. Keith pursued NCAA compliance work after serving as the team captain of Benedictine College’s varsity football team during his undergraduate years.

Keith focused on sharpening his advocacy skills in law school by working with veterans of the U.S. military. Through his participation in Mizzou’s Veterans Clinic, he represented veterans seeking disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at both the administrative and appellate levels. He also competed in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition twice and reached the quarterfinals.


Keith Starr, The Path to Antitrust Success Against the NCAA is More Limited Than You Think, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 1157 (2014).