Dave Kerner, Mayor

Palm Beach County Mayor

Dave Kerner is the current County Mayor of, and a County Commissioner for, Palm Beach County and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He is a former police officer, and then, special prosecutor. He also was a practicing complex litigation trial attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is known as a leader on issues relating to constitutional law, criminal law, judicial issues, and law enforcement issues.

Upon becoming a member of the Florida Bar, he was selected to serve as a Special Prosecutor for the Palm Beach County State’s Attorney. He then began work as a civil litigation attorney for Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., where he practiced wrongful death, personal injury, and class action law for plaintiffs. Kerner has continued to serve as a practicing trial and complex litigation attorney while serving in the Florida House of Representatives. He has served as lead counsel in several state-wide class action cases challenging the constitutionality of red light camera ordinances. He has appeared before the Florida Supreme Court in the landmark state preemption red light camera case of Masone v. City of Aventura, 147 So.3d 492 (Fla. 2014), and won.

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