David Kerr St Catharines Criminal Lawyers


Practice Areas

Family Law
Criminal Law



1973 - Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario
1976 - LL.B., University of Ottawa
1978 - Call to Ontario Bar, Osgoode Hall Bar Admission



Tel: (905) 346-0775

David M. Kerr,

B.A. LL.B.

David M. Kerr has been a resident of the City of St. Catharines since his public school days and counts many residents of the Niagara Peninsula as old friends. While growing up in St. Catharines he was extensively involved in sports, playing football, soccer, basketball, hockey and running track & field. Upon graduation from Sir Winston Secondary School he attended University of Western Ontario and University of Ottawa, playing intercollegiate football at both universities, and being a member of the Canadian Champion Western Football team in 1971.



David’s Legal Background 

David M. Kerr has been a partner with the law firm of Chown Cairns since 1981, having articled with the firm commencing in 1976, and having been an associate lawyer with the firm since his attendance and call to the Bar of Ontario at Osgoode Hall in 1978. David has had extensive experience in both Criminal and Family Law, specializing in these two areas of practice for the last 36 years.

His extensive criminal law experience includes representing both adults and youths charged with criminal or drug related offences in Provincial Court (Criminal Division) and the Superior Court of Ontario, as well as representation for offences under the Highway Traffic Act. His extensive family law experience includes representation in Superior Court (Family Court) and Provincial Court (Family Division) dealing with issues revolving around the Divorce Act and Family Law Act including but not limited to divorce, separation, support, property division, custody and access; the negotiation of domestic contracts including separation agreements, marriage contracts and cohabitation agreement, as well as representation of individuals where the Children's aid Society has become involved with the family under the Child and Family Services Act.



Professional Activities, Organizations, and Awards

Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
Member of the Lincoln County Law Association