Mr. Keller joined Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC in 2017. He has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes, including cases involving free speech, alleged employment discrimination, and breach of contract. He has also testified before the Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of the Arkansas Press Association. Mr. Keller was recently included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in the area of commercial litigation.
Mr. Keller graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Mr. Keller worked as a legislative aide to former United States Senator Blanche L. Lincoln and United States Senator Joseph Manchin III before returning to Arkansas to attend law school. In 2015, Mr. Keller graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he served as Chairman of the Arkansas Board of Advocates and as Note and Comment Editor for the Arkansas Law Review. He was awarded the Judge Thomas F. Butt Legal Excellence Prize for both Civil Procedure and Legal Writing. Prior to joining Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, Mr. Keller served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kristine G. Baker of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas from 2015 to 2017.
Some of the cases in which Mr. Keller has been involved in recent years include:
- Successfully defended a television network and political group in separate actions brought by a sitting Arkansas Supreme Court Justice seeking a preliminary injunction censoring a critical campaign advertisement.
- Successfully defended a mayoral candidate against alleged violations of a City Ordinance imposing a blackout period on campaign contributions.
- Striking down a state law imposing a blackout period on campaign contributions, first obtaining a preliminary injunction that was affirmed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and later a permanent injunction.
- Represented a news agency that successfully intervened into a capital murder case to assert the public right of access to court documents.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a sports and entertainment arena in a case alleging First Amendment violations after a person distributing pamphlets on the property was arrested.
- Successfully defended a financial institution against a variety of claims brought by a prominent professional athlete.
- Successfully defended a financial institution against fraud, fiduciary duty, and negligence claims, obtaining dismissal of the complaint and affirmance in the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
- Represented a financial institution in a breach of contract action, resulting in a money judgment in excess of $20 million in favor of the financial institution.
ABCs and AR-15s: Arming Arkansas’ Teachers, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 687 (2014).
Arkansas Bar Association
Pulaski County Bar Association
Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Board of Trustees, Sewanee: The University of the South (2019-2021)