Our Attorneys

Leland B. Kerr

Practice Emphasis

  • Business Entities
  • Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use
  • Construction
  • Real Estate Development
  • Agricultural Business
  • Professional Practice Representation

Practice Experience

Mr. Kerr has conducted an active practiced in the Tri-Cities since 1974. He is very active in municipal representations, currently representing the Cities of Pasco, Mesa, Sunnyside and Benton City, the Personnel Board of the City of Richland, Kennewick Public Facility District, Pasco Public Facility District, Tourism Promotion Area, and Hearing Examiner for the City of Walla Walla, as well as serves a special counsel of other public entities. His municipal experience equips him with valuable skills for clients pursuing projects for land development, UGA Development Agreements, land use issue and permitting.

Mr. Kerr has created and represented business entities from start ups to international corporations dealing with all aspects of business action. Early experience in the construction industry led him to private and public construction representation, construction defect litigation and lien resolution practice. Agri-business from packing agreements to PACA claims has been a long standing area of his practice. A substantial portion of his business practice serves health care and other professional service providers. He is in the business of assisting businesses-both public and private.

Education

Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1974
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1971

Professional Activities

Admitted to the Washington State Bar, 1974

Member

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Past-President, Benton-Franklin County Bar Association
  • WSBA Fee Arbitration
  • ADR Committee
  • Past Governor of Washington State Bar Association(WSBA)

Participation

  • SEPA (Environmental) Guidelines Drafting Committee (WSAMA)
  • CLE Presentations: Small Cities Representation, Columbia River Moratorium
  • Rental Licensing; LUPA litigation, Ethics
  • Member of Business, Enviornment and Land Us of WSBA

Community Service

  • Board of Directors of United Way and Co-Chair of "Year of the Family"
  • Charter Board Member for Kennewick (now Greater Tri-City) Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Scouting Leader
  • Community Schools Instructor; Diving Coach
  • National Children's Reading Foundation, Kennewick Schools Bond and Levy and Citizens for Quality Healthcare volunteer