Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.: Attorney with Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling, P.C.

Biography



Joe Kerr's practice is devoted to civil litigation, with an emphasis on mass torts, fiduciary duty, and commercial litigation. He frequently counsels clients on matters arising out of the mining and quarrying industry. Specifically, his practice often concerns controversies related to contract disputes, nuisance cases, mineral rights, product liability, and ownership disputes. On matters of insurance coverage, Mr. Kerr is experienced in providing coverage opinions to the firm's insurance clients and he has obtained numerous summary judgments in defending claims of bad faith. Mr. Kerr has also successfully prosecuted bad faith claims on behalf of corporate clients who are involved in coverage disputes.

Mr. Kerr practices in all state and federal courts in Alabama. As a part of the firm's appellate practice, Mr. Kerr has litigated issues before the Alabama Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Alabama, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Outside the state of Alabama, Mr. Kerr has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas. These suits included a mass pollution case with national media coverage and a fiduciary duty dispute arising out the ownership of an oilfield services company.

Before law school, Mr. Kerr worked as a registered representative in the Private Client Groups of Merrill Lynch and CIBC Oppenheimer in New York City. These prior experiences have proven valuable in assisting the firm's clients with both prosecuting and defending business torts and other matters related to commercial litigation.

Mr. Kerr received his J.D. from the University of Alabama, where he served as a Senior Editor on the Alabama Law Review. Raised in Florida, Mr. Kerr is a class of 1999 graduate of Washington & Lee University. He lives in Birmingham with his wife Ashley, a non-profit consultant who focuses on affordable housing initiatives.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Washington & Lee University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
2001
Admission:
Alabama and U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
Memberships:
Birmingham Bar Association; Alabama State Bar.
ISLN:
919601114

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (17)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 07/11/14 in Litigation on 07/11/14

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/12/14 in Civil Litigation on 06/12/14

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/08/14 in Civil Litigation on 06/08/14

    Great, ethical person.

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    Great, ethical person.

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 06/04/14 in Civil Litigation on 06/04/14

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/04/14 in Civil Litigation on 06/04/14

    Nothing but positive results and knowledge of Joe.

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    Nothing but positive results and knowledge of Joe.

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 06/04/14 in Education Law on 06/04/14

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/04/14 in Personal Injury Defense on 06/04/14

    Joe Kerr is an excellent lawyer. I have been opposite him in several cases and I know that when I face him that I'd better be ready. His knowledge of the law is great a...

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    Joe Kerr is an excellent lawyer. I have been opposite him in several cases and I know that when I face him that I'd better be ready. His knowledge of the law is great and he has a very effective and pleasant demeanor. I enjoy working with him, even though I know that I have my work cut out for me!

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 06/04/14 in Litigation on 06/04/14

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/04/14 in Civil Litigation on 06/04/14

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  • Joseph L. Kerr, Jr.

    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 06/04/14 in Litigation on 06/04/14

    Joe is an excellent lawyer with experience in a variety of litigation areas. He has a depth of knowledge resulting from his past work experiences, and I know him to be of...

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    Joe is an excellent lawyer with experience in a variety of litigation areas. He has a depth of knowledge resulting from his past work experiences, and I know him to be of outstanding professional character.

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