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Russell Stephan Kerr

Car accident Attorney at Fountain Valley, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
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Russell Kerr and Jeffrey Sheldon are partners in the law firm exclusively representing personal injury victims.  Russell graduated Pepperdine Univ. School of Law and founded the firm in 1979.  He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a verdict in the amount of $1,000,000 or more.  Jeffrey Sheldon obtained his degree from Western School of Law and has been a practicing attorney in Southern California since 1989.  Jeffrey joined the firm in 1994 and is known as an aggressive and successful courtroom litigator and was honored as the Orange County Personal Trial Lawyer of the Year 2007.  The partners have taught and authored numerous published articles in the field of personal injury trial work.  Jeffrey is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Both Russell and Jeffrey are members of the O.C. Bar Assn., O.C. Trial Lawyers Assn., and ABA.

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Kerr & Sheldon
16480 Harbor Boulevard Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708


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Posted by Doug | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Xlnt Representation
Russ provided clear direction, he educated me through personal consultation, and provided a satisfactory conclusion through our business relationship.
Posted by Justin | March 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Kerr and his firm are exceptions to the rule. Whether you have a debilitating injury, or a smaller damage claim on your car Mr. Kerr and his team will shoot you straight whether you end up having to officially retain their firm or not. Everybody I have talked to has something good to say about Russel Kerr. Sometimes, all a person needs is to have a professional hear their side of the story for a few minutes and give them some feedback. You'll certainly get that if you reach out for help to Mr. Kerr and his firm. Don't fight with an insurance company without a good attorney in your corner.
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Posted by Gregory David Bress | March 13, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Growing up in Newport Beach I had heard of Russel Kerr and his very successful law practice. It only took one phone call and suddenly I felt like an important client. No matter what my legal issues, Russell was there for me and that is something special in today's world. Thank you Russell!
Posted by Dean | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I have worked with Mr. Kerr twice in the past and both times he has treated our dealings with the utmost professionalism. I would highly recommend working him.
Posted by Jay | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Knowledgeable Experienced Attorney That Fought For Me
Was in a car accident where the other driver ran a red light. No witnesses but police report was written up in my favor. My car was not a total loss. It fell just below the threshold to total my car. Of course the insurance company would try to not accept fault and try to pay as little as possible. Attorney friend referred me to Russell Kerr, and he and his team were the difference. He is at the forefront of Diminished Value law and overall very knowledgeable & experienced. Walked me through the whole process, even got me through an opposing deposition, and settled favorably for me. Hope I don’t have to go through it again but if I did I’d call Russell Kerr again. 100% Recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2019
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Good Experience
Very straight forward and easy to understand attorney who does not push you to settle quickly or to litigate immediately. Rather, he provides all the information necessary to help you make an informed decision. While my settlement was lower than desired, I hoped to not go to trial. I would recommend Russell.
Posted by Daniel | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best!
I met Russ Kerr about 30 years ago after I was involved in an automobile accident. Russ takes great care of the person and then focuses on the accident. There has never been a time when I felt like just a number to him. I've always felt important when dealing with Russ or with his partner Jeff. His law office isn't like these other places where they just want to settle for a quick payday. I've been going to Russ for over 30 years and will continue as long as he is still practicing law.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kerr & Sheldon
  • 1979 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Western State University College Of Law
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Legal Director
  • Coastline Community College
  • 1989 - 1996


  • University of San Diego Law School.
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2002
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • State Bar of California, International Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2005
  • American Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1992 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Honorary Degree for establishing Community Legal Clinic
  • Coastline Community College ABA approved Paralegal Studies Program
  • 1993
  • President's Award for Outstanding Service
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1990
  • Trial advocacy for a verdict in excess of one million dollars.
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1989
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  • Pepperdine Law Review
  • Writer
  • 1979
  • Pepperdine Law Review
  • Write
  • 1978

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference on Hate-Crimes
  • U.S. Department of Justice Conference on Hate Crimes
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without any reservation, I enthusiastically endorse Russell Kerr and his firm Kerr & Shelton for personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and slip and fall type injuries in the Orange County area. Over the years I have referred multiple clients to his office and his office strives to obtain the best result. Moreover, his firm likes to go to trial when the settlement offer is not adequate, unlike many firms that push clients to settle. I have attended trials in his he or Jeff Sheldon of his office are the trial attorneys and they certainly know their way around a courtroom."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is an outstanding Lawyer . He is highly respected in the Legal Community . I have referred many clients to Russ , and they all are extremely satisfied with the results he has obtained for them ."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russell is an outstanding personal injury attorney. I have used him on a personal matter and have referred numerous clients to him with excellent results. I highly recommend Mr. Kerr for your personal injury matter."
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Fountain Valley Car accident Lawyer Russell Stephan Kerr
Russell Stephan Kerr
Car accident Attorney
Fountain Valley, CA
Licensed for 44 years