Admitted to Bar in
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 for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. Supreme Court

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Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Phone: (913) 387-1600


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


Fred Starrett 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 Mr. Starrett 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.

Mr. Starrett is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America™, an honorary society of experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers.

Mr. Starrett 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 appearing on numerous continuing legal education programs for bar and private providers.

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation


  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel’s Kahrs Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America™
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012-2014
  • 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
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
  • Member, Creighton Law Review

Professional Affiliations

  • Litigation Counsel of America™, 2008-presernt
  • Kansas Bar Association, President, Litigation Section, 1985-1986
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Kansas State Representative, 1998-2001, Board of Directors, 2003-2005
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Vice President, 1996; President, 1997
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, The Trial Law Institute
  • Lt. j.g., United States Naval Reserve, 1969-1972