Don't Cheat...IF You Can't Take The Heat

Award-winning trial attorneys Keith and Dana Cutler are the first-ever married couple to preside over a television court show. In their Emmy-nominated daytime show Couples Court with the Cutlers they use cell phone forensics, GPS tracking, lie detectors, and other high-tech tactics to tackle relationship disputes head-on and help uncover the truth. The husband-and-wife team, who have been married and practicing law together for nearly three decades, bring their legal expertise and guidance to couples in crisis throughout each episode.


Dana and Keith Cutler earned undergraduate degrees from Spelman College and Morehouse College, respectively, and continued their education together, graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1989. Dana practices education law focusing on charter schools, and Keith is a civil defense trial attorney. Together, they are members of their family’s law firm, James W. Tippin & Associates, where they practice with Dana’s father and another partner.


Both Dana and Keith Cutler have been named “Missouri Super Lawyers” multiple times by the legal publishing company, Thomson Reuters. In 2018, Dana was honored as "Woman of the Year" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly at their Annual Women’s Justice Awards. She was the first African-American woman to serve as the President of The Missouri Bar. Keith was the first African-American to be elected as the President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.


The Cutlers have been married for 29 years and have three adult sons.