Darla J. Keck

Darla J. Keck

Darla J. Keck was born in Portland, Oregon. She was admitted to practice in the Montana District Courts in 1987, the U.S. District Court, District of Montana in 1987, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 1989 and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1991.

Practice Areas

Commercial and Civil Litigation, General Trial Practice, Corporate Defense, Employment Law, including the Defense of Human Rights Claims and EEOC Claims, Administrative Law, and claims under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act. Darla currently serves in an Emeritus status as of Counsel with the Firm.

Memberships and Activities

Darla began her career with the firm in 1987, where she is now a shareholder. She was appointed by the Governor of the State of Montana to the Montana Board of Regents for three successive terms in 1984, 1985 and 1986 and was appointed to the State Board of Education where she served until 1987. Darla was as adjunct instructor of Civil Litigation at the University of Montana College of Technology from 1995-1996, and as a trial judge for Civil Litigation for the University of Montana Law School. She has presented numerous seminars to the business community and to the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. Darla is a member of the Montana State Bar, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the American Association of Short Line Railroads. Darla serves on numerous civic, corporate boards and charitable trusts. Darla is an active member of CASA of Missoula. Darla has served for successive terms as an acting Justice of the Peace for Missoula County since 1999. Darla has been chosen as a Mountain States Super Lawyer.


Montana State University – Northern (B.S., 1984, with High Honors); University of Montana (J.D., 1987 with Honors). Sole recipient of the Presidential Merit Award in 1984.


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