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David J. Kerman


P 617-367-0025
F 617-367-2155


David J. Kerman is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For the past 24 years, he has concentrated his practice on defending corporations and non-profit institutions in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower, and wrongful termination cases at all stages of litigation.

Mr. Kerman has represented employers in more than 300 lawsuits in the state and federal courts. He has been lead trial counsel in both jury and bench trials involving claims of age discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and fraud.

Mr. Kerman has developed a widely recognized expertise in presenting and arguing appeals in both the state and federal appellate courts. He is considered a firm-wide specialist in representing employers in appellate matters. Because of Mr. Kerman's persuasive brief writing ability and his strong oral advocacy, he has prevailed in the vast majority of the appeals he has handled.

Mr. Kerman also advises and counsels employers on the full range of employment matters, including employee discipline and discharge; whistleblower claims; disability and leave of absence issues; sexual harassment and employee misconduct investigations; reasonable accommodation issues; and negotiation of separation and settlement agreements.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Kerman practiced employment law at the Boston firm of Ropes & Gray.

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  • American Bar Association

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More