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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211

Direct: (913) 647-4699
Main: (913) 387-1600
Fax: (913) 928-6739

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Bar & Court Admissions

Nebraska Bar
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D. 1976
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A. 1969


Frederick (Fred) Starrett was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 23, 1947. Fred has tried more than 50 jury trials and handled litigation throughout this region, including extensive appellate practice in the state and federal courts. Among the types of cases Fred has handled are copyright infringement, residential, commercial, and heavy construction, injuries, and professional and product liability. He has handled a broad range of litigation issues for an electric utility.  Fred is a senior fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America™, an honorary society of experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers.  Fred has taught trial practice at Washburn School of Law, served on the faculty of the Kansas Bar Association Trial Tactics Institute and the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute, as well as appeared on numerous continuing legal education programs for bar and private providers.

Areas of Practice

Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America™, 2008-presernt
  • Kansas Bar Association, President, Litigation Section, 1985-1986
  • Kansas Bar Association, Faculty
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute; Kansas State Representative, 1998-2001;  Board of Directors, 2003-2005
  • Kansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates; Vice President, 1996; President, 1997
  • Diversity Law Institute, Member
  • The Trial Law Institute, Member
  • Lt. j.g., United States Naval Reserve, 1969-1972
  • Trial practice professor, Washburn School of Law
  • Trial Tactics Institute
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Several continuing legal education programs for bar and private providers-presenter

Honors and Recognition

  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel’s Kahrs Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Litigation Counsel of America™, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society -Fellow
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012-2016
  • Judicial Nominating Commissioner, Tenth Judicial District, 2000-2004
  • Selected for Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2007
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006, 2016, 2017
  • Received highest ranking from Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent
  • Topeka Civitan Club, Distinguished President Award-1985-1986

Personal Note

Fred is private pilot for single-engine and multi-engine planes with instrument and commercial rating.  His hobbies include scuba diving, sailing, golfing, banjo and visiting national parks.