Attorney Licensee Profile
Dudley Randall Kerr #167402
This licensee is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
License Status: Disbarred
Address: #1-172, 8205 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046-5912
County: Los Angeles County
Phone Number: Not Available
Fax Number: Not Available
Law School: Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA
State Bar Court Cases
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May 23, 2004
DUDLEY RANDALL KERR [#167402], 41, of West Hollywood was disbarred May 23, 2004, and was ordered to comply with rule 955.Kerr did not comply with rule 955, as required by a 2003 disciplinary order.He was disciplined twice last year. In June, in the underlying discipline that led to the disbarment, the bar court found that he committed nine acts of misconduct in two client matters, including failing to perform legal services competently, return client files, communicate with a client or cooperate with the bar’s investigation, and he improperly withdrew from representation.In October 2003, the bar court found that Kerr failed to provide competent legal services in an employment discrimination case he handled on a contingency fee basis. He defaulted in both proceedings and in the disbarment case.
November 21, 2003
DUDLEY RANDALL KERR [#167402], 41, of West Hollywood was suspended for one year and placed on two years of probation. The order took effect Nov. 21, 2003.In a default proceeding, the State Bar Court found that Kerr failed to provide competent legal services in an employment discrimination case he handled on a contingency fee basis. When he was retained, the client told Kerr the statute of limitations would expire in two months, but Kerr said he would file a complaint before the deadline. He did not, and several months later told his client he had been ill and had family problems. He did not tell the client he hadn't filed the complaint.When Kerr finally informed the client that the complaint was never filed, he said in a letter the claim was now "time barred" and a "lawsuit can no longer be filed with the court."The bar court also found that Kerr did not cooperate with the bar's investigation.Kerr was disciplined last year in two cases for misconduct, including failure to perform legal services competently, return client files, return client phone calls or cooperate with the bar's investigation, and he improperly withdrew from representation.
June 22, 2003
DUDLEY RANDALL KERR [#167402], 41, of West Hollywood was suspended for one year, stayed, actually suspended for 90 days and until he returns his client’s files, and was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 955. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect June 22, 2003.In a default matter, the bar court found that Kerr committed nine acts of misconduct in two client matters.In an age discrimination case, Kerr filed a complaint but did not participate in mediation, as ordered by the court. The case settled for $9,000, Kerr filed a request for dismissal and told the clients that if the defendant did not pay the settlement, he would pursue an action for them.Kerr did not return the clients’ phone calls and refused to make an appointment with them. When they finally went to his office, he refused to give them their documents.When the bar contacted the defendant in the case, the company said it had been unsuccessful in attempting to contact the clients. It wrote two settlement checks immediately.Kerr did not cooperate with the bar’s investigation.In an employment discrimination case in which his client informed Kerr a lawsuit had to be filed by Oct. 26, 2001, he did not return more than 20 phone calls from the client inquiring about the status of the case. After the deadline, the client and a friend went to Kerr’s office and were told by his paralegal that a complaint had been filed and documents would be sent to her. Kerr never provided her file.In December, the client learned the case was never filed. Kerr did not return numerous phone calls and when the client went to his office, she discovered he had moved.The bar court found that Kerr failed to perform legal services competently, return client files, communicate with a client or cooperate with the bar’s investigation, and he impro-perly withdrew from representation.
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