Raymond Kerr has had a diversified legal
career doing both trial work and transactional practice. While his practice has
been diverse, construction law has always been emphasized. At one time or
another Mr. Kerr has represented virtually every participant in the construction
process including owner, lender, surety, developer, architect, surveyor, general
contractor, various subcontractors, material suppliers, and material
fabricators. He has litigated construction cases in state courts, federal
courts, including litigation with the Corps of Engineers in the Board of
Contract Appeals and the U. S. Court of Claims.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
He has had more than 500 hours of various
mediation and arbitration trainings. He also has performed mediation and
arbitration trainings and has been a frequent speaker on Alternate Dispute
Resolution Programs in Texas.
Mr. Kerr is a Panelist with many providers of ADR services including the American Arbitration Association (AAA) - Arbitration & Mediation; the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Arbitration & Mediation; Resolute Systems, Inc. Arbitration & Mediation; the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Arbitration & Mediation; the Key Bridge Foundation as an arbitrator and mediator of disputes involving the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA); Resolution Forum, Inc. Arbitration & Mediation; the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); the International Court of Arbitration (ICC); the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) Arbitration & Mediation; the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arbitration; International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Arbitration; and Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC (CDRS) Mediation.
Mr. Kerr is a former President of the Houston Bar Association, a former Director of the State Bar of Texas, and while serving in that capacity, was the Liaison to the State Bar ADR Task Force. He also served as Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation and was Chairman of it in 1995. He has served as Editor of Books and Media for the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law. He is a Member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, served as a Director of that organization and was Treasurer. He is an Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Frank Evans Center International Institute for Responsible Conflict Resolution. He also is a Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Houston International Arbitration Club. He has performed numerous MCLE appearances as a speaker on commercial and construction litigation, mediation, arbitration, and ethics. He is a Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and has received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Kerr received a Bachelor of Business
Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma in
1957. While serving as a Lieutenant in the Air Force, he completed the course
work for a M.B.A. at Wichita State University. He obtained his J.D. degree from
The University of Texas in 1964.
He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas,
the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern
Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U. S.