Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd
1020 South 7th St
Springfield, IL 62703-2417

Phone: 217-522-2244
Fax: 217-522-2332
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Springfield Estate Planning, Family, School Lawyer


Springfield lawyer Gary E. Kerr emphasizes dynamic, strategic representation in his legal practice involving schools, business, real estate, family law and estate planning. He has provided vigorous representation on behalf of the education community and business owners, both for-profit and non-profit in State and Federal courts and in administrative hearings.

Specific areas of our practice include:

  • School Law, representation of school districts and educational institutions in labor-employment disputes, discrimination claims, collective bargaining negotiations, student discipline and special education issues
  • Wills and estate planning, including guardianships, special needs trusts, probate and elder law matters
  • Family law, representing clients in adoption and divorce proceedings
  • Real estate transactions and litigation, including landlord-tenant matters
  • Business law
  • Social Security
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Divorce

A Sangamon County Education Law Attorney

A primary area of practice at the Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd involves legal help for school districts, special education cooperatives, and in some cases parents and students. Gary E. Kerr has also been called upon to prepare legislation for an Illinois legislative commission and rules, regulations and policies for school districts, special education cooperatives, and state agencies.

A Peer-Respected Lawyer, Community Leader And Former Manufacturing Company President

Gary E. Kerr is not only a lawyer in private practice and community leader. As an adjunct faculty member, he has taught Educational Law at Sangamon State University which is now known as the University of Illinois at Springfield. His background as the former president of Kerr Products, Inc., which was an automotive accessories manufacturing company, has given him in-depth insight into the daily operations of a business and the challenges owners face.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation Today

The Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd is located in a beautifully restored Italianate building, circa 1865, one of the few remaining buildings of the era in the historic Aristocracy Hill location. It is featured in the IHPA Illinois Historic Structures Survey. Our location is across from the Springfield Clinic with on-site parking available.

For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Springfield estate planning attorney, please contact us at 217-522-2244. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We also meet with clients on evenings and Saturdays by appointment.