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Christopher P. Kellett 
 

Christopher P. Kellett, Principal

Chris focuses his practice on helping small to medium sized businesses, such as franchisees, restaurateurs, supply vendors, and contractors resolve their legal problems in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Chris focuses his practice on helping small to medium sized businesses, such as franchisees, restaurateurs, supply vendors, and contractors resolve their legal problems in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The majority of his practice consists of representing his clients in litigation and other disputes. He has represented clients in a variety of matters including contract disputes, employment litigation, shareholder derivative suits, insurance coverage disputes, professional malpractice claims, and franchise related litigation. He recently successfully defended a small, local company in a lawsuit brought by an out-of-state, Fortune 500 company seeking over $7 million in damages.

In addition to representing his clients in litigation, he also counsels them on a wide range of issues such as the formation of new entities, negotiation of leases, employment issues, and franchise related issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris practiced at a large national firm in Washington, D.C. where he focused on complex commercial litigation. Before that, he was a volunteer teacher at St. Louis U. High where he taught U.S. History, coached football and wrestling, and coordinated community service programs.

 

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., J.D., 2006

University of Missouri - Columbia, B.A., Political Science and History, cum laude, 2002

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards, Merits & Honors

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2017, 2018)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2015-2016)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • St. Louis University High School Alumni Board