Franke, Schultz & Mullen, PC | Keith Cary
Kansas City - Springfield - St. Louis - Overland Park
Keith  A. Cary


Insurance Defense Litigation
Commercial and Business Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Premises Liability
Products Liability


  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. (1985).
  • University of Chicago, M.A. (1976).
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. (1975).


  • State of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Professional Affiliations:

  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Keith A. Cary
Tel: (816) 421-7100
Fax: (816) 421-7915
Mr. Cary practices in the areas of insurance defense, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and commercial litigation. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers, the Board of Advocates and the Law School's National Moot Court team. He also holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr Cary has represented trucking companies, nightclubs, nursing homes, religious organizations, construction companies, and other individuals and businesses and has tried cases in the state and federal courts throughout the state of Missouri. On May 5, 2003 he was featured in a front-page article in Missouri Lawyers Weekly regarding his successful handling of the appeal of an insurance coverage dispute. Mr. Cary is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the Missouri Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Recent Trials:

  • Garner v. Mazurek; Greene County, Missouri; Case No. 1231-CV09226 (June, 2014).
  • Scott v. Spears; Taney County, Missouri; Case No. 09AF-CC00746 (May, 2013).
  • Bouphanouvong v. Jurgeson; Jackson County, Missouri; Case No. 1116-CV17180 (July, 2012).
  • Bernard v. Engardio; United States District Court, Western District Missouri; Case No. 4:10CV00002NKL (February, 2011).
  • Gurney v. Hall; Taney County, Missouri; Case No. 08CT-CV00737 (October, 2010).
  • Ehlers and Kirchner v. CTB Investors. LLC; Jackson County, Missouri; Case No. 0816-CV30599 (March, 2010).
  • Arjona v. Almy; Johnson County, Missouri; Case No. 07JO-CV00204 (November, 2009).
  • Fisher v. AAA Lawnmower Sales & Service; Clay County, Missouri; Case No. 07CY-CV01688 (December, 2008).
  • Arjona v. Almy; Johnson County, Missouri; Case No. 07JO-CV00204 (August, 2008).
  • Thrower v. Nuway Produce Company; Clay County, Missouri; Case No. 7CV103000964 (July, 2008).
  • Lester v. Ries; St. Charles County, Missouri; Case No. 03CV126325 (March, 2008).
  • D.R. Sherry Construction, Ltd. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company and Gary Weaver d/b/a Gary Weaver American Family Insurance; Platte County, Missouri; Case No. 05AE-CV03676 (January, 2008).
  • Giles v. Riverside Transport, Inc.; Jackson County, Missouri; Case No. 04CV231792 (March, 2007).
  • Schultz v. Lesmeister; Henry County, Missouri; Case No. 06HE-CC00038 (June, 2007).
  • Elbasani v. Nate Shurin Enterprises, Inc.; Jackson County, Missouri Case No. 00CV223833 (June, 2005).
  • Woodward v. Olmstead; Clay County, Missouri; Case No. CV1016163CC (April, 2005).
  • Meadows v. Rudisill; United States District Court, Western District Missouri; Case No. 03-0190CV-W-SOW (October, 2004).
  • Turner v. McCambridge Brothers Construction Company, Inc.; Jackson County, Missouri; Case No. 02CV229217 (May, 2004).
  • Carpio v. Price; Pettis County, Missouri; Case No. 01CV315039 (April, 2004).
  • Thomas v. Wiley; Jackosn County, Missouri; Case No. 00CV217487 (January, 2003).
  • Bland v. Kooken; Clay County, Missouri; Case No. CV198-8045CC (June, 2001).

Reported Cases:

  • Scott v. Spears; Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District; SD32972 (September, 2014).
  • Lisa and Patrick Giles v. Riverside Transport, Inc. and Rickie Licht; Jackson County, Missouri; Case No. 04CV231792 (March, 2007) (WD68378 - September, 2008).
  • Meadows v. Rudisill; United States District Court, Western District Missouri; 160 Fed Appx. 546 (8th Cir 2005).
  • Michael and Hazel Peckels v. Wyatt Farms, Inc. (W.D. Court of Appeals); 112 S.W.3d 54 (Mo. App. W.D. 2003).
  • Shelter Mutual Ins. Co. v. Crunk (S.D. Court of Appeals); 102 S.W.3d 560 (Mo. App. S.D. 2003).
  • Paul Travis v. Meredith Stone and Lowell Hulse (MO Supreme Court); 66 S.W.3d 1 (Mo. 2002).
  • Robin Rife v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. (W.D. Court of Appeals); 833 S.W.2d 42 (Mo. App. W.D. 1992).


  • Depositions A-Z; Kansas City, Missouri; February 22, 2007
  • Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; November 22, 2002
  • Hot Topics in Personal Injury Litigation; Kansas City, Missouri; April 18, 1997