Peter A. Kerr
Senior Attorney

Email: pkerr@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3340

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Peter Kerr is a talented and tested litigator who brings his strategic advocacy skills to bear on behalf of clients involved in commercial and construction litigation. He has obtained favorable results in a wide range of complex matters, including construction defect cases, trade secret misappropriation claims, employer-employee disputes, contract disputes, patent infringement litigation, and business torts.

With experience representing major corporations in federal and state courts and governmental agencies at all levels, Peter has worked on matters covering a broad range of subjects. Recent cases that have benefited from Peter’s involvement include those relating to the licensing of client technology, defense of wrongful death claims, municipal and government employee/employer litigation, and employee non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.

A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who is fluent in Spanish, Peter graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas before earning his law degree from Baylor Law School.

Peter is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. When not serving his clients, Peter enjoys volunteering, recently focusing his efforts on the formation and administration of minority-owned businesses.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of general contractors in construction defects lawsuits and arbitration, including cases involving structural deficiencies and water penetration; prosecution of claims against subcontractor and supplier third-party defendants
  • Representation of condominium, residential, and mixed-use property owner associations in litigation, including injunctive and equitable relief related to enforcement of restrictive covenants and claims for breach of contract, negligence, and employment-related claims
  • Representation of general contractors in construction defects lawsuits and arbitration, including cases involving structural deficiencies and water penetration; prosecution of claims against subcontractor and supplier third-party defendants
  • Representation of general contractor against homeowners’ claims of construction defect, breach of contract and fraud related to construction of condominium units
  • Representation of subcontractor in defense of water damage claim in connection with construction of residential structure
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of claims asserted by general contractor against subcontractor client in construction defect lawsuit
  • Successfully mediated on behalf of general contractor in a commercial construction defect suit involving commercial property owners and all pertinent subcontractors, including drafting of settlement agreement and release
  • Representation of third-party contractor in litigation and settlement negotiations regarding a multi-million-dollar condominium project
  • Representation of general contractor for the purpose of providing insurance coverage opinion in a half-million-dollar dispute
  • Formation of over 85 business entities for minority-owned businesses
  • Representation of leading manufacturer of cast-iron pipe in employment discrimination suit, EEOC investigation, wrongful death suit, and products liability cases
  • Representation of affiliate of world’s largest airlines company in FLSA collective action suit
  • Successfully defended largest international manufacturer of fire-suppression systems and portable extinguishers against multiple suits involving DTPA and negligence claims
  • Representation of oil and gas service company in tortious interference and unfair competition.
  • Successfully obtained temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions for convenience store owners in breach of contract suit and landowners against an oil and gas company

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Diabetes Association, Advocate 2016–present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2016 – present
  • Hispanic Business Alliance, Volunteer 2011–2017; Board Member October 2015–2017
  • City of Tyler Disability Issues Review Board, Board Member 2013–2014; Chair 2014–2016

Honors and Recognitions

  • Texas Rising Star, 2016–2019
  • Eagle Scout
  • Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Publications and Presentations (2479)

Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing – No Vacation from Retaliation: The Rhyme & Reason Behind Effective Prevention Strategies

June, 2020 San Antonio   

Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing Back to the Future: Strategies for Accommodating the Aging Workforce

February, 2018 San Antonio   

Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing and Toy Drive – Parties, Gifts, and Religious Expression: What Employers Need to Know This Holiday Season

December, 2017 San Antonio   

Rio Grande Valley Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference – The Invisible Workforce: Managing Leave Entitlements to Get Employees Back to Work (or on Their Way)

September, 2017 Mission, Texas   

Appeared on KOYE La Invasora 96.7 FM to discuss (in Spanish) LLC and corporation formations for small business owners

Better Business Bureau, What Employers Should Know about Labor Laws

August, 2013

Lecturer, Tyler Junior College, School of Continuing Studies, Consideraciones Legales para Su Negocio (Legal Considerations for Your Business),

Tyler, Texas   

Appearances on KLTV’s, La Vida en el Este de Tejas (“Life in East Texas”),

Tyler, Texas   

ESL Instructor – Literacy Council

Tyler, Texas   

Educational/Professional Background

  • Baylor Law School, Juris Doctor 2011
  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
  • Fluent in Spanish

Court Admissions

Peter A. Kerr is licensed to practice law in the following areas:

  • Texas

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Peter A. Kerr

Senior Attorney

Email: pkerr@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3340

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Peter Kerr is a talented and tested litigator who brings his strategic advocacy skills to bear on behalf of clients involved in commercial and construction litigation. He has obtained favorable results in a wide range of complex matters, including construction defect cases, trade secret misappropriation claims, employer-employee disputes, contract disputes, patent infringement litigation, and business torts.

With experience representing major corporations in federal and state courts and governmental agencies at all levels, Peter has worked on matters covering a broad range of subjects. Recent cases that have benefited from Peter’s involvement include those relating to the licensing of client technology, defense of wrongful death claims, municipal and government employee/employer litigation, and employee non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.

A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who is fluent in Spanish, Peter graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas before earning his law degree from Baylor Law School.

Peter is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. When not serving his clients, Peter enjoys volunteering, recently focusing his efforts on the formation and administration of minority-owned businesses.