Charles M. Kerr

Charles M. Kerr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Baltimore, MD

Kerr McDonald LLP
 | 111 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-539-2900
Fax: 410-539-2956
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a formidable husband-and-wife legal team, Charles M. Kerr and Kathleen M. McDonald handle both plaintiff and defense civil litigation including complex business and real estate disputes, insurance coverage and defense, products liability, personal injury, construction disputes, family law, employment and securities litigation, estate and trust litigation, professional malpractice and nursing home defense. Representation of plaintiffs in personal injury cases is handled on a contingent-fee basis.

    Kerr and McDonald have worked together since 1981, when they were both attorneys at Venable, Baetjer & Howard. They formed Kerr McDonald in 1996. An associate attorney, Cristina I. Flores; a legal assistant, Margaret M. Putman, and an experienced support staff work with them. However, all clients know that when they retain Kerr McDonald one of the firm’s principals will be personally involved in their legal representation. We are known for being very capable trial lawyers—for plaintiffs and defendants, which gives us unique perspective. We provide the experience and skills of a large law firm but with individual attention to our clients’ needs. We are fully prepared to take a case to trial if necessary, which is essential to ensure the best possible results for our clients.

    PRACTICE AREAS: Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Family Law; Personal Injury; Construction Law; Employment Litigation.

    About Charles Kerr

    Admitted: 1974, Maryland

    Professional Webpage:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Associate Counsel, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, 1987.
    • Chairman, Baltimore County Personnel and Salary Advisory Board, 1979-1986.
    • Press and Legislative Assistant to Congressman Paul S. Sarbanes, 1971-1972.
    • Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City; American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author: "Operable Versus Substantial Assembly of Patented Combinations: A Critique of Deepsouth vs. Laitram," 26 Stan. L. Rev. 893 (1974).

    Educational Background:

    • Princeton University, B.A., 1969.
    • Stanford University, J.D.; Article Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1973-1974.
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    Office Location for Charles M. Kerr

    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

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    Last Updated: 7/29/2019

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