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Brad S. Keeton

Member, Louisville

Brad is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2007. He is a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Franchise, Business Torts, Appellate Law and Healthcare. Brad is also a member of the Mineral & Environmental Law and Tort, Trial & Insurance Services practices. His practice focuses on business litigation, antitrust matters, complex commercial litigation and insurance defense. Brad has achieved favorable results for clients of all sizes and in many industries, including successfully defending a large automobile manufacturer on a multimillion dollar claim through summary judgment and a jury verdict in the client's favor.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Brad served as the associate editor of the Global Studies Law Review and the Chairman of the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition Executive Board. He also studied in Strasbourg, France during his undergraduate time at Centre College. Brad is honored as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers for his many legal accomplishments.

Brad is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations as well as an alumni of the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court. Active within the community, he serves as the board chairman for the Walden Theatre-Blue Apple Players and was selected to participate in the Fund for the Arts NeXt! Leadership Development Program and served as the program's liaison to Walden Theatre. He is also a part of the Ignite Louisville Class of 2014, serves on the Louisville Ballet corporate development committee and previously served on the board of directors for Ohio Valley Creative Energy. Married to a teacher, Brad enjoys travel, food and fitness in his spare time.

Washington University St. Louis
2007, J.D.
Centre College
2003, B.A.
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Under 40 Hotlist, Benchmark Litigation, 2017-2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Antitrust Litigation, 2016-2018


  • Louisville Bar Association, (Leadership Academy Graduate, 2012)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Commonwealth Theatre Center, Board of Directors, 2012-Present (Chair 2015-2018)
  • Junior League of Louisville, Community Advisory Board, 2016-Present
  • Fund for the Arts, NeXtGen Board, 2018-Present
  • Fund for the Arts, Board of Directors, (ex officio), 2015 - 2018
  • Leadership Louisville Center, Ignite Louisville Program for Emerging Leaders, 2014 - 2015
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2009-2011
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Work Highlights

Oil and Natural Gas Transactions

Brad has been a part of several SKO teams involved in performing complex due diligence and preparing transaction documents related to oil and natural gas properties. These include the acquisition of 1.46 million oil and gas acres in eastern United States (primarily Pennsylvania and West Virginia)...

Interpretation of Annuity Agreement for Previously-Settled Litigation

Brad successfully defended a life insurance company against claims that it violated a structured settlement agreement and annuity agreement related to the settlement of a prior personal injury action to which it was not a party after it terminated payments as provided for in the contracts. The...

Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Kentucky Consumer Protection Act

Brad successfully defended a national mortgage servicer against claims that it violated the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act, in addition to claims of breach of contract and negligence. The Jefferson Circuit Court granted summary judgment in favor of...

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News Publications Seminars


     The Future of the Equine Industry in Kentucky: Antitrust Concerns and the Australian Case, Kentucky Bar Association
     Annual Convention, 2012

     What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know about Antitrust and Competition Law, Kentucky Bar Association In-House
     Lawyers Section Meeting, 2012