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David Michael Kramer

also known as David M. Kramer

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

 


Since 1979, the Law Offices of David M. Kramer has developed a specialized practice dedicated to the area of immigration, nationality and consular law. The firm has over three decades of experience with employment-based immigration and temporary work visas, as well as family-based immigration.


Mr. Kramer was among one of the first lawyers to be approved by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law. He is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Immigration Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Since 1995, Martindale-Hubbell, one of the foremost sources of information about members of the legal community, has awarded Mr. Kramer an AV rating. The AV rating is Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating, reflecting the highest standards in legal expertise and professional ethics and conduct.


In addition, David M. Kramer is listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. The Bar Registry includes only those select lawyers that have consistently earned the highest rating in the Martindale- Hubbell’s Law Directory and that have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.


Mr. Kramer was selected by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law. Considered among the best in their profession, Super Lawyers represent the top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Southern California.  Southern California Super Lawyers are selected by their peers in an extensive nomination and polling process.


 


For the past several years, Mr. Kramer's practice has focused increasingly on providing services to foreign researchers and other professionals working at biotech companies, major universities and research institutions throughout the United States. For companies with overseas offices, the firm has assisted in obtaining work visas for their foreign based employees who wish to work and train in the U.S. on a temporary basis and for those employees who wish to remain in the U.S. on a more permanent basis.


 


 

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Languages Spoken: Japanese, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Immigration: 100%
    36 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

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    Joginder Shah
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Aron Paul Hasson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. David and I both started practicing Immigration Law about the same time about 30 years ago. I speak with David on the telephone regularly on immigration issues that come up and I am always confident that he will provide me with answers that are well though out and accurate. In the rare occasion that he isn’t sure if the answer he is certain to get right back to me with an answer that I can rely on. Sincerely, Aron Hasson

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    Aron Hasson Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of David M. Kramer (Main Office)

14011 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 402
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423

Satellite Office (call first for appointment)

10940 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA, 90024-3910

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197905/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2011
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2008
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2006
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2001
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1999
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1999
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1998
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1998
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1997
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1997
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1996
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1996
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1995
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1994
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1993
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1992
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1991
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1990
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1989
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1988
Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality LawState Bar of California1987
California Super LawyerLaw & Politics MediaN/A
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of David M. Kramer1982 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Frank and Greenberg1980 - 1982

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Member1982 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMember1979 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
US Japan Business NewsH & L Visas1993
Asians TodayL-1 Visas under New Immigration Act1993
The Yomiuri AmericaL-1 Visas1993
The New York YomiuriE-2 and L-1 Visas1989

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
S.U.N.Y. at Stony BrookPolitical ScienceBachelors1971
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UCLA Workshop on H-1B VisasH-1B Visas1995
Changes on Work Visas Affecting Japanese CompaniesWork visas1986