Peter Kerr 2018-10-01T18:08:17+00:00

PETER KERR | ASSOCIATE
Direct (512) 387-7922 
peter.kerr@cchlaw.com |

Amanda Craven | Paralegal
Direct (512) 387-7772
amanda.craven@cchlaw.com

Peter Kerr is an Associate in the Austin office of Cagle Carpenter Hazlewood. In his practice he focuses on the representation of condominium, residential, and mixed-use property owner associations in litigation, including matters seeking injunctive and equitable relief related to enforcement of restrictive covenants and claims for breach of contract, negligence, and employment-related claims.

He has additional experience litigating claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, unfair competition, and other business-related claims before state and federal courts and various administrative agencies.

Finally, in conjunction with his litigation practice, Mr. Kerr 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.

Mr. Kerr is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is also fluent in Spanish.

State Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Education

  • Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas. J.D., February 2011
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas. B.A. Government & Politics, May 2005

Honors and Admissions

  • Fraley & Fraley Mock Trial Award
  • Finalist—2010 AAJ Mock Trial Tournament
  • Octafinalist—2011 Top Gun Mock Trial Competition
  • Reuben Clark Law Society, Waco Chapter – Co-Founder
  • Veterans of Baylor University – Co-Founder

Publications

Employment Law Briefing – “No Vacation from Retaliation: The Rhyme and Reason Behind Effective Prevention Strategies” – San Antonio – June 14, 2018

Employment Law Briefing – “Back to the Future: Strategies for Accommodating the Aging Workforce” – San Antonio – February 27, 2018

Employment Law Briefing and Toy Drive – “Parties, Gifts, and Religious Expression: What Employers Need to Know This Holiday Season” – San Antonio – December 2017

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)” – Mission – September 2017

Guest appearance on KOYE, “La Invasora,” 96.7 FM, July 2012, to discuss process of forming LLCs and corporations 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) – 2012–2017

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

Obtaining Effective Legal Representation – May 2013

Contract Law 101 – November 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Rising Star, 2016 and 2017
  • American Diabetes Association – Advocate, 2016-present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2016-present
  • Texas Bar Pro Bono College, 2014-present

Litigation Experience 

  • 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
  • Second-chair trial experiences including investor lawsuit against CEO of franchise restaurants
  • Experience prosecuting and defending claims filed with EEOC and TWC
  • 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
  • Represented mineral owners in $80 million contractual dispute against lessees.
  • Experience defending/conducting depositions of expert witness and corporate representative
  • Represented county emergency services district and worked as city attorney for local municipality in all aspects of operation including drafting and reviewing contracts, attending monthly meetings, drafting employment policies, advising on constitutional and statutory guidelines (e.g. Open Meetings Act), and advised on communications to local media
  • First-chair trial experience in suit by municipality against landowner in violation of city code
  • Defended county in FLSA suit; mediated suit to less than 1/3 of initial demand
  • Defended county in civil rights lawsuit
  • Experience representing clients in various contested hearings in federal and state court
  • Responsible for managing litigation caseload in federal and state courts, including factual investigations, legal research, development of theory and strategy of case, drafting all legal documents and briefs, discovery, oral arguments, settlement conferences, hearings, and trials