Hon. Patricia J. Kerrigan

Houston, TX

Non-Subscriber Experience

I have strong experience in non-subscriber cases and am familiar with the law in Texas. As a trial lawyer, I handled numerous non-subscriber cases, and as a Judge, many non-subscriber cases came before me. I have ruled on legal issues and tried non-subscriber cases.

Education  + -

  • Boston University
    BSN   1974
  • University of Houston Law Center
    JD   1983
  • National Courts and Science Institute
    Los Alamos Judicial Science Program   2015
  • Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Judge Fellow Program (ASTAR)
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law
  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
    Certified Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association
    Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators
  • All Texas State Courts
    Admitted to Practice
  • Federal Courts for Eastern/Southern/Westernd/Northern Districts of Texas
    Admitted to Practice
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Admitted to Practice

Experience  + -

  • Norton, Rose, Fullbright
    Partner   1983 - 1997
  • 3MCompany
    National Trial Team
  • Werner, Kerrigan & Ayers
    Founding Parnter   1997 - 2007
  • GRACO Childrens Products
    National Trial Team
  • 190th District Court, Harris County, TX
    Judge   2007 - 2017
  • Patricia J Kerrigan PC, Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Founder   2017
  • Boston & Houston Areas
    Registered Nurse (RN)   1974 - 1983
  • National Arbitration Forum
    Arbitrator   2002 - 2007
  • Private Practice on over 100 mediations as counsel
  • Volunteer Arbitrator by Agreement of Counsel

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Member   1997 to present
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Houston Bar Association (Various Committees)
    Member   1983 - present
  • State Bar of Texas (Various Past Committees)
    Member   1983 - Present
  • Judicial Ethics Committee
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    Emeritus, President   1998 - 1999
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    Life Fellow
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
    Emeritus, President   1999

Honors & Awards  + -

  • Civil Trial Judge of The Year 2015: Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS)
  • President Tex-ABOTA Houston Chapter
  • National ABOTA Board Representative
    2011- 2014
  • American Leadership Forum- Class XXVIII Senior Fellow

Speaking / Authoring / Seminars  + -

2018 Panel: The Art of Negotiation, TADC Annual Meeting
2017 Speaker Judicial Independence, ADTA Annual Meeting
2016 Speaker at Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wrecks CLE Seminar
2015 Speaker at 38th Annual Advanced Civil Trial, Judicial Panel, “Do’s and Don’ts in the Courtroom”
2015 Speaker at HBA 2015 Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference, Judicial Panel, “Practice and Presentation Tips – A View from the Bench”
2015 Speaker at TADC 2015 Spring Meeting, “What To Do And Not Do In The Courtroom
2015 Speaker at 31st Annual Litigation Update Institute, Judicial Panel – Dos and Don’ts in The Courtroom
2014 Speaker at 37th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Judicial Panel – Do’s and Don’ts
2014 Speaker at Business Disputes 2014, Judicial Panel: Prevalent, Unique and Emerging Issues in Business Litigation
2014 Speaker at North Harris County Bar Association, “Court Procedures and Ethics”
2014 Speaker at HTLA, “Sanctions: Who, What, When, Why, and How.”
2014 Speaker at HBA Course - Sanctions in the Harris County District Courts
2014 Speaker at South Texas College of Law 17th Annual Texas Insurance Law Symposium, Judicial Panel and Interactive Discussion
2014 Speaker at 30th Annual Litigation Update Institute, Judicial Panel and Interactive Discussion
2013 Speaker at Houston Bar Association, 2013 Civil Trial/Appellate Bench Bar Conference, “Help! I Am Not an Appellate Expert, How Do I Preserve Error?”
2012 Speaker at 28th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, “Professionalism, Civility, and Sanctions”
2012 Speaker at 35th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, “ABOTA - Civility and Professionalism”
2012 Speaker at Association of Women Attorneys program, “Dress for Success”
2012 Speaker at Texas Women Lawyers 2012 Annual CLE – Power On, Plug into Your Most Effective Performance, “Miss Representation”
2012 Speaker at 30th Annual TADC Trial Academy, “Civility In the Courtroom”
2012 Speaker at TADC, “Legal Writing for the Rewired Brain”
2011 Speaker at DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, “You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry: A Judicial Review Of Noteworthy Insurance Coverage Matters Over The Past Year”
2011 Speaker at AWA, “Suited for Success”
2010 Speaker at American Bar Association CLE 2010 Chemical Products and Toxic Torts, “The Ethical Dilemmas Inherent During Discovery”
2010 Speaker at Texas Association of Defense Counsel 2010 Annual Meeting, “The Good Advocate: A Perspective from the Bench”
2010 Speaker at South Texas College of Law 14th Annual Texas Insurance Law Symposium, Judicial Panel
2010 Speaker at Texas Women Lawyers 2010 Annual CLE - Artful Intelligence, “The Art of Trial”
2008 Speaker at Houston Bar Association CLE 2008 Experts Institute, “Demonstration: Direct and Cross of a Scientific Expert”
2002 Speaker at DRI Products Liability Meeting: Handling Damages in the Catastrophic Injury Case, Trial Techniques Symposium February 2002
2000 Co-Author: The Supreme Court of Texas — Is It Really Pro-Defendant, presented to Texas Association of Defense Counsel Spring Meeting, San Diego,
1999 The Debate on Multidisciplinary Practice, Declarations, The Journal of the Excess Surplus Lines Assoc., Winter Ed. 1999
1999 Witness Preparation 30 TEX. TECH. L. REV. 1367 (1999))
1999 Underlying Problems: A Focus on Current Issues Between Carriers and Counsel, Declarations, The Journal of the Excess Surplus Lines Assoc.,
1995 Speaker at the Houston Bar Association Tort Reform Institute Paper: Joint and Several Liability
1995 Member of Planning Committee for Seminar on “Evidence: Current Strategies for the Trial Lawyer in a New Environment” and for the 10/6/95 Seminar on ‘Medical Negligence Law for the 21st Century” sponsored by the South Texas College of Law
1994 Member of Planning Committee for Annual Advanced Strategies in Obtaining and Using Evidence, South Texas College of Law
1993 Premises Liability - Speaker at Advanced Personal Injury Law Course in Austin, Texas sponsored by State Bar of Texas
1989 “Significant Evidence Developments” - Speaker at SMU College of Law Continuing Legal Education Program
1986 Co-Author, General Principles of Tort Damage presented to St. Mary’s Continuing Legal Education Program, Spring 1986
1986 Tort Damages 1986 - Paper presented at TADC Spring Seminar