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Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd - Springfield, IL

Springfield Business Law Firm
1020 South Seventh StreetSpringfield, IL 62703-2417
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Law Office of Gary E. Kerr LtdLaw Firm Law Firm Overview

Springfield lawyer Gary E. Kerr, of the Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd, is committed to providing clients dynamic, strategic representation in a number of fields, including school law, business, real estate, estate planning and family law. He has successfully represented individuals, members of the education community, and owners of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses in administrative hearings and in state and federal courts.

A significant part of Mr. Kerr's legal practice...

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Springfield lawyer Gary E. Kerr, of the Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd, is committed to providing clients dynamic, strategic representation in a number of fields, including school law, business, real estate, estate planning and family law. He has successfully represented individuals, members of the education community, and owners of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses in administrative hearings and in state and federal courts.

A significant part of Mr. Kerr's legal practice involves representing school districts, special education cooperatives, and in some cases parents and students. As part of the law firm's education practice, Mr. Kerr has also prepared legislation for an Illinois legislative commission as well as rules and regulations and policies for school districts, special education cooperatives, and state agencies. Mr. Kerr has taken on all types of matters, including the following:

  • Administrative hearings
  • Labor-employment disputes
  • Discrimination claims
  • Mediations
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Issues specific to special education

Gary E. Kerr has conducted both in-service programs for clients and seminars for the National Business Institute, Inc., Lorman Education Services, and state and national association conferences. Topics have included special education, special needs trusts, ethics, student discipline, family rights, privacy, and search and seizure. As an adjunct faculty member, he has taught Educational Law at Sangamon State University which is now known as the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Mr. Kerr has also served as insurance defense counsel for the National Union Fire Insurance Company (professional liability claims), American International Group for the School Leaders Professional Liability Insurance Program, and Indiana Insurance Company (Liberty Mutual).

After earning his Juris Doctor Degree from Northwestern University, Mr. Kerr began his career in the Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction as an Administrative Assistant. He subsequently became an Assistant Legal Advisor for the Illinois State Board of Education and Special Counsel to the Illinois Comptroller.

Attorney Kerr also possesses hands-on business experience as the former President of Kerr Products Inc., which was an automotive accessories manufacturing company with sales distribution throughout the United States and Japan.

Attorney Kerr is admitted to practice in state courts in Illinois and the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Court in the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois.

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Practice Areas
BusinessReal Estate LawEstate PlanningEducation-School Law -Labor LawElder LawFamily Law (Adoption, Divorce, Guardianships)Landlord-Tenant LawProbate LawSocial Security DisabilityWillsTrusts
Classes and Seminars
School Law, National Business Institute
Special Education Law, National Business Institute
Special Needs Trust, National Business Institute
Educational Law, Sangamon State University (now called University of Illinois, Springfield
Business Organization, Robert Morris College
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Kerr, Gary E. (Attorney)
Office Information
Address
1020 South Seventh StreetSpringfield, IL 62703-2417
Phone
217-522-2244
Fax
217-522-2332
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Yes
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217-522-2244
Fax:
217-522-2332
1020 South Seventh StreetSpringfield, IL 62703-2417