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Dale C. Kerester

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Dale C. Kerester



J.D., 1986
University of Pennsylvania Law School

B.S., cum laude, 1983
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Dale specializes in business litigation, intellectual property litigation, employment law and litigation, and appellate practice. For over thirty years, Dale has successfully and efficiently resolved complex business disputes through negotiation, mediation, litigation, trial, arbitration, and appeal. As lead trial and appellate counsel, Dale has prevailed in jury and jury-waived cases in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, federal courts in New York and Maine, and arbitration and administrative proceedings.

Dale also advises businesses, executives, and attorneys regarding the negotiation and drafting of business contracts, employment agreements, non-competition and nondisclosure agreements, and insurance coverage matters.

Seminar Faculty and/or Publication

  • Contributing Author: Obtaining, Using, and Protecting Trademarks, MCLE, 3rd Ed. 2017
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Business Litigation Conference
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Licensing Agreement Fundamentals
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement Fundamentals

Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Awards & Distinctions

  • Super Lawyer, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, 2006, 2008-2022
  • Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions Clubs International Foundation: “For Dedicated Humanitarian Services”
  • National Moot Court Team, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Civic and Personal

  • Easton Lions Club; Chairman of Annual Charity Auction (15 years), and Member of Solicitations and Bequests committees
  • Member, Town of Easton Swift Park Committee
  • Founder and Coordinator of Furnace Village Neighborhood Collaborative
  • National MS Society, two day 150 mile bike ride (16 years)