Skip to main content
Jeffrey Allen Cramer

Jeffrey Allen Cramer

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law, Power Of Attorney

Client reviews

Not yet reviewed

About Me

Jeffrey A. Cramer holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida - College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He has been admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Florida. With more than 33 years experience as a civil trial lawyer, Jeff successfully has handled a wide variety of personal injury and employment-discrimination claims, and contract disputes in both trial and appellate courts. Jeff also has been an adjunct professor of employment law at Florida Coastal School of Law, a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars and has published articles on civil trial issues.

Jeff had been certified by the Florida State Supreme Court as both a civil court and family mediator. He has received the highest rating from his peers, “AV” by the Martindale Hubbell Company, is listed in the “Bar register of Preeminent Lawyers” and “Who’s Who in American Law”. Jeff has served as Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association President and both as Northeast Florida Chapter President and member of the National Board of Directors of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.

The extensive trial experience gathered from handling thousands of diverse civil matters has provided the skills necessary for Jeff to embark on the next phase of his career, helping people and families to plan effectively for their future. Jeff undertook several months of intensive study of all facets of estate planning and now focuses his law practice in all these areas. He is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, an experienced, cutting edge group of forward thinking attorneys who collaborate and educate on the latest estate planning laws and techniques. As a result his law practice now offers clients the combination of the support of a group of experienced estate planning colleagues from around the country along with Jeff’s own extensive legal background and experience.

More 

Photos and Videos

1250847 1430768557

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    8 years
  2. Probate: 15%
    8 years
  3. Guardianship: 15%
    8 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    8 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Scott Allen Williams

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Jeff for many years through our association with the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. I have also worked with him on a number of estate planning matters with our clients who are Florida residents. Jeff has consistently impressed me with the caring and compassionate manner in which he counsels and advises his clients. He has a strong command of technical legal estate planning concepts and is most effective in explaining complex legal concepts to his clients in easy to understand terms. Jeff is committed to creating estate plans that achieve his clients' objectives and is willing to explore non-traditional planning philosophies designed to achieve the highest rate of planning success. His practice is highly organized and systematized to ensure each client receives the highest level of client service. I have great respect for Jeff and highly endorse him.

    More 

    Scott Williams Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Curt William Ferguson

    Having known Jeff for several years now in the 'community' of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, what impresses me most is his dedication to plans that work for his clients. That may seem quaint or obvious, but in the estate planning field, many 'living trust attorneys' just sell form documents and move on, leaving clients with false security but real confusion about a 'plan' that has little chance of working. Estate plans that truly accomplish the goals of the clients seem to be more the exception rather than the rule. By pleasant contrast, Jeff is exceptional! He is committed, and asks clients to be similarly committed, to thoroughly and thoughtfully develop a plan focused on their goals and objectives, and then to the necessary follow through and ongoing maintenance that it takes to make an estate plan fulfill all of its purposes. If you live anywhere around Jacksonville and are serious about accomplishing your estate planning goals, I recommend Jeff.

    More 

    Curt Ferguson Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cramer Law Center, P.L.

3030 Hartley Rd.
Suite 290
Jacksonville, FL, 32257

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197508/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1996
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1995
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1994
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1993
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1991
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
"AV" RatingMartindale-Hubbell1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerCramer Law Center, P.L.1984 - Present
ShareholderCarlton Fields1976 - 1984
AssociateLevin, Warfield, Middlebrooks, Graff, Mabie and Rosenbloum1975 - 1976

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Society of Financial Service ProfessionalsMember2012 - 2014
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionMember2008 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2007 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesNational Board Member1993 - 1993
International Association of Defense CounselMember1993 - 1998
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPresident, Northwest Florida Chapter1992 - 1992
Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationPresident1990 - 1991
Florida Bar, Health Law CommitteeMember1983 - 1986
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Rules CommitteeMember1980 - 1983

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Stallworth v. Monsanto Co.Denial of Petition to Intervene was reversed
Department of Transportation v. HanesDOT's motion to file thirdparty complaint denied
Nicholas v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co.Claim for Uninsured Motorist benefits denied

See all Legal Cases 

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section,The Check OffWaiver of the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege: The "Garden Variety" Damges Conundrum2008
Florida Bar JournalDiscovery Of Hospital And Medical Records1984
University of Florida Law ReviewConsumer Protection Under The Florida Consumer Finance Act: Illusion Or Reality?1975

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, With Honors1974
Vanderbilt UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Financial Advisors Education EventIRA Beneficiary Designation with Trusts A Primer for Professional Advisors2015
Financial Advisors Education EventDisability Planning from a Legal Perspective2014
Certified Public Accountant Educational Seminar706 and Portability2014
Certified Public Accountants Educational SeminarCurrent Issues in Estate planning for CPAs2012
Certified Public Accountant Education SeminarThe New Estate Planning Landscape: Guiding Clients Through Estate Planning Purgatory2010
Certified Public Accountant Continuing Education SeminarFiduciary Accounting2009
Jacksonville Beaches Kiwanis Club MeetingLeaving Your Legacy2008
Certified Public Accountant Continuing Education WorkshopRetirement Plan Primer For Professional Advisors2008
Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: Things You Should KnowAutomobile Accident Litigation1997
Workers' Compensation For The General PractitionerHandling a Workers Compensation Claim after January 1, 1994.1996
Worker's CompensationWorker's Compensation--- Return to Work1995