Judge Patricia J Kerrigan

Judge Kerrigan brings 24 years of trial experience and 10 years as a District Court Judge to her mediation and arbitration practice. Through that experience she has developed a keen understanding of the law, the courtroom and people. Those skills, in combination with preparation and hard work, have helped her successfully mediate and handle arbitrations involving complex commercial disputes, such as oil and gas, fiduciary duty, royalties, contract, insurance coverage, legal and medical malpractice, personal injury and employment matters.

Patricia J Kerrigan

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Judge Kerrigan is a panel arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, London Court of International Arbitration, Judicial Workplace Arbitrations and has also been selected to arbitrate independent arbitrations. She is a Credentialed Mediator with The Texas Mediator Credentialing Association and is a Certified Mediator with the AA White Dispute Resolution Center. While on the bench she participated in the National Courts and Science Institute and was an invited participant in the Los Alamos Judicial Science Program and a Senior Fellow of ASTAR (The Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource) Judge Fellow Program. In 2015 she was named Trial Judge of the Year by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. As a trial lawyer she was honored to be invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates. In her trial practice she handled tort and commercial litigation and served as national coordinating counsel on product lines for a major manufacturer and on the national products liability counsel team for manufacturer of children’s products, and on the national trial team for a medical device manufacturer. She is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.

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Judge Kerrigan has been active in various Bar Organizations serving as the first woman President of The Texas Association of Defense Counsel and of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. She served on the Board of the DRI and has served on numerous Texas State Bar committees, including as Chair of Vol. 1 Pattern Jury Charge Committee and is a Fellow of the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations. She was a partner at Norton, Rose, Fulbright LLP and a Founding Partner of Werner, Kerrigan & Ayers LLP. Prior to law school and through law school, Judge Kerrigan worked as a Registered Nurse at major hospitals in Boston, Mass. and in the ENT Dept. at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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