Peter Kerr

Peter Kerr

Attorney
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-862-2447
Fax:
512-306-1913
Email:

Peter Kerr is an attorney whose practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on construction defect and employment litigation. He has litigated matters involving trade secret misappropriation, employer-employee disputes, construction defects, patent infringement, and business torts.

Peter has experience representing major corporations in all aspects of litigation before federal district courts, federal and state agencies, state courts, and in arbitration. He has worked on matters covering a broad range of subjects, with recent cases involving defense of a general contractor against claims of construction defects, discrimination and retaliation claims against an employer, employee non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, licensing of client technology, and defense of a homeowners association in litigation involving its governing documents.

In conjunction with his litigation practice, Peter provides counsel and preventive advice concerning a wide range of federal and state laws and regulations directly impacting his clients. He works to provide his clients with creative, cost-effective solutions to litigation and management issues.

Pete is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Television:
• Guest appearance on KLTV's "La Vida en el Este de Tejas" ("Life in East Texas")
• Contract Law 101 - November 2016
• Obtaining Effective Legal Representation - May 2013

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Construction defect and employment litigation

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Baylor Eagle Scouts
    • Honors: Baylor Law Mock Trial Teams, American Association of Justice, Finalist
    • Honors: Baylor Law Mock Trial Teams, National Trial Competition
    • Honors: Baylor Law Mock Trial Teams, Lone Star Classic
    • Honors: Baylor Law Mock Trial Teams, ABA Labor Law
    • Honors: Baylor Law Mock Trial Teams, Top Gun
    • Honors: Baylor Barrister Society
    • Honors: Baylor Law School Student Ambassador
    • Honors: Student Assistant to Professor Jeremy Counsellor
    • Honors: Recipient of the Fraley and Fraley Mock Trial Award
    • Honors: First Year Class Vice President, Student Bar Association
    • Honors: Pre-Law Society
    • Honors: Student Government
  • The University of Texas Dallas
    • B.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • “No Vacation from Retaliation: The Rhyme and Reason Behind Effective Prevention Strategies”, Employment Law Briefing - San Antonio, June 14, 2018
  • “Back to the Future: Strategies for Accommodating the Aging Workforce”, Employment Law Briefing - San Antonio, February 27, 2018
  • “Parties, Gifts and Religious Expression: What Employers Need to Know This Holiday Season”, Employment Law Briefing - San Antonio, December 2017
  • “The Invisible Workforce: Managing Leave Entitlements to Get Employees Back to Work (or on Their Way)” - Rio Grande Valley Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, September 2017
  • Lecturer at Tyler Junior College, School of Continuing Studies - “Consideraciones Legales para Su Negocio” (Legal Considerations for Your Business) 2012 – 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star, 2016-2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Smith County Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Boy Scouts of America—East Texas Area Council, Venture Crew Advisor
  • Tyler Junior College, Volunteer Lecturer, "Consideraciones Legales Para Su Negocio" (Legal Considerations for Your Business)
  • Literacy Council of East Texas, Volunteer Instructor, English as a Second Language
  • Leadership Tyler, Class 25 Graduate
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Texas Post 6008, Member
  • City of Tyler, Library Board Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Pro Bono College, State Bar of Texas
  • American Diabetes Association

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish