Russell S. Kerr

Russell S. Kerr

Russell S. Kerr has been a practicing attorney in Southern California since 1979. He is a managing partner with Kerr & Sheldon, an Orange County firm specializing in civil litigation & international law. Mr. Kerr obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Pepperdine University and a Master of Laws degree in International Law from the University of San Diego Law School.

Mr. Kerr is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional advocacy skill, experience and excellence. He has authored more than thirty articles on domestic and international litigation published in the Pepperdine Law Review, the California International Practitioner, the Orange County Lawyer, the ABA-SIL International Lawyer and California Litigation.

Mr. Kerr is a past Chair of the State Bar of California International Law Section, a past Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and current ABA-SIL Division Chair of Public International Law. He has been the Editor of the ABA-SIL Human Rights Committee e-Brief Newsletter since its inception and was conferred an Honorary Degree from Coastline College for his extensive efforts in establishing and providing legal services through community based legal clinics. Mr. Kerr was also a featured guest speaker for the Office of the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Conference on Hate-Crimes and served as a Judge Pro Tem, Arbitrator, and an adjunct Professor of Law at Western State University College of Law.

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury Litigation
International Human Rights

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
California, 1979

Education:
University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
Master of Laws
Major: International Law

Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Juris Doctor
Honors: Cum Laude

Northeastern University in Boston
Bachelor of Science
Honors: with Honors
Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Arbitrator, Western State University College of Law

Adjunct Professor of Law, Western State University College of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member

American Bar Association
Past Chair, Human Rights Committee

State Bar of California, International Law Section
Past Chair

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