Ron Kerl has practiced law in Pocatello since 1975. He was raised in the north Idaho community of Priest River, attended and graduated from the University of Idaho College of Letters and Science (B.A. 1972) and College of Law (J.D. 1975). While in law school Ron was Editor-in-Chief of the Idaho Law Review.
Ron is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts of Idaho and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He has served as president of the local (6th District Bar Association, 1982), the state-wide Idaho State Bar (1994), and the Portneuf Inns of Court (1996). He has chaired numerous Idaho State Bar committees (Bar Exam Grading, Professional Conduct, Long Range Planning), and has served on the Idaho Law Foundation's Fund Development Committee. In 2002 Ron received the Idaho State Bar's Professionalism Award. Ron is a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the District and Bankruptcy Courts of Idaho, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. From 2003 through 2006, Ron served as a lawyer representative for the District of Idaho and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ron's primary practice areas include commercial litigation (plaintiff and defendant representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts), bankruptcy reorganizations under Chapters 11 and 12 and bankruptcy liquidations under Chapter 7 (creditor representation), contract (drafting simple to complex commercial and financial agreements), and real estate (commercial and agricultural acquisitions and sales). Representative clients include: Northwest Farm Credit Services, Farm Credit Leasing Services Corp., AgriBank, FCB, AgServices of America, Inc., John Deere Credit, Idaho Central Credit Union, Zions Bank, Key Bank, U.S. Bancorp, SEI US Employees Federal Credit Union, CUMIS Insurance Co., The Travelers Insurance Company, Southeast Idaho Council of Governments, Inc.
Following his graduation from law school, Ron and his wife Kathy moved to Pocatello where they have raised three daughters. They enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, tennis, camping, and hiking. Ron is an avid white water enthusiast and a novice fly fisherman.