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Frederick W. Keck

Frederick W. Keck

Belleville, Illinois

phone (618) 257-2222
fax (618) 257-2030

Fred Keck received both his undergraduate and law degrees from St. Louis University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He joined the firm in April of 2002 and became a partner in January of 2015. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri.


Fred practices regularly in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit (St. Clair County) and the Third Judicial Circuit (Madison County), as well as before the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (East St. Louis and Benton Divisions). He also handles employment matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). He also conducts private labor arbitrations before the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and handles cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.  Fred also regularly serves as an appointed arbitrator in Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, and as an arbitrator in the Arbitration Division of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit (St. Clair County).

Fred is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and previously served as the Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee for that organization. He is also a member of the St. Clair County Bar Association wherein he previously served on the Board of Directors. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association (ILGL), as well as on the Board of Directors for the St. Clair Stars.

Areas of Practice:
Automobile and Trucking Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Product Liability
Construction Negligence
Work Injuries/Workers' Compensation
Employment/Labor Disputes
Contract Disputes
Municipal Law
Federal Tort Claims
Litigation Percentage:
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
25% of Practice Devoted to Municipal/Labor/Employment
Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 2001

Illinois, 2002

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2001

U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2002
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
Law Journal: Saint Louis University Law Journal, Editor

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Honors B.A. in English
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: Dean's List all 8 semesters

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Certificate in Business Administration

Representative Cases:
Wisniewski v. Kownacki, 851 N. E. 2d 1243 (Ill. 2006)
Wisniewski v. Diocese of Belleville, 943 N.E. 2d 43 (5th Dist. 2011), appeal denied by, 949 N.E.2d 1104 (Ill. 2011).
Honors and Awards:
Academic Achievement Award in Legal Research and Writing

Phi Beta Kappa

Illinois "Super Lawyers" Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

The Saint Clair County Bar Association

The East St. Louis Bar Association

The Illinois State Bar Association

The Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association

The Southwestern Illinois Council of Mayors

The Missouri Bar

Past Employment Positions:
Kassly, Bone, et. al., Legal Clerk, 1998 - 2001

Pi Kappa Alpha (1994-1998, St. Louis University)

Frederick W. Keck

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