Dale C. Kerester



J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Finance and Marketing)
(cum laude)

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


617-951-0811 (fax)
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Dale specializes in business litigation, intellectual property litigation, and employment law and litigation. For over thirty years, Dale has successfully and efficiently resolved complex business disputes through negotiation, mediation, litigation, trial, arbitration, and appeal. As lead trial 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 works vigorously and collaboratively to obtain optimum results for his domestic and foreign clients, including manufacturers, software developers, e-commerce providers, consulting firms, insurance agencies, service providers, financial services firms, partnerships, executives, shareholders, and individuals.

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.

Dale has lectured and written about business litigation and intellectual property enforcement, is a Super Lawyer Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney (2006, 2008-2016), and served as a Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Seminar Faculty and/or Publication

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Business Litigation Conference
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Licensing Agreement Fundamentals
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement Fundamentals

Awards and Distinctions

  • Super Lawyer, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, 2006, 2008-2016
  • 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

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School Boston Alumni Club
  • Easton Lions Club; Chairman of Annual Televised Charity Auction (5 years)
  • National MS Society, Cape Cod two day 150 mile bike ride (12 years)
  • Scouting, adult leader (10 years)
  • Friends of Floating Hospital (4 years)
  • Penn Foodstamp Clinic (1984-1986)
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