Baine p. Kerr

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Of Counsel

kerr@hbcboulder.com
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Experience

Baine Kerr has focused on civil litigation for plaintiffs for forty years at the firm. Cases he has won for firm clients include what are believed to be the largest auto accident jury verdict and the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in Boulder County, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Colorado in 2003, and the largest breast cancer verdict in Colorado. Cases he has worked on are believed to have resulted in three of the five largest collected jury verdicts in Boulder County.  He was lead counsel for the largest civil rights settlement in the country for three abused children.

For the last 16 years, Baine has specialized in Title IX litigation. He and John Clune were lead counsel in the high profile Title IX cases involving Florida State University and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Baine, Kim Hult and Chris Ford won a $2.5 million settlement in 2007 from the University of Colorado for sexual assaults by football recruits in the high-profile Simpson case that led to national athletic reforms. In 2008 Baine and Kim won a $850,000 settlement for rape by a football player in J.K. v. Arizona State University. In what is becoming a model across the country, both settlements required the creation of five year Title IX and student safety positions. Baine has argued and won precedent-setting Title IX opinions by the Tenth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals and by the United States District Court for Arizona that have advanced Title IX protections at campuses everywhere. He has been honored by Moving to End Sexual Assault and at Harvard Law School for this work.

Baine has also focused on breast cancer litigation for patients for over twenty years. He has published about breast cancer in the Professional Negligence Law Reporter and for the American Cancer Society, and has spoken on breast cancer topics to the American Trial Lawyers Association and the American College of Radiology.

Baine has achieved dozens of multi-million dollar settlements for patients for misdiagnosed pulmonary embolism, maternal death after childbirth, negligent surgery, and in pharmaceutical and medical device and many other medical and hospital liability cases. He has handled landmark non-medical cases in civil rights, civil litigation for crime victims, consumer fraud and product liability. Baine has been selected for both Colorado Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America each year since 2009.

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Education

  • University of Denver School of Law, J.D., 1979

    • Senior Editor, Denver Law Journal

  • University of Denver, M.A., 1976

  • Stanford University, B.A., 1968

Bar Admissions / Clerkships

  • Colorado, 1979

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1979

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1979

Memberships/Awards

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Boulder County Bar Association

  • Best Lawyers in America

    • Selected for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, 2009-2019

  • Colorado Super Lawyers

    • Selected for Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - General, 2006-2019