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Michael Lee Kraemer

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Employment attorney Michael Kraemer is one of the founding partners of KM&A. Michael leads the employment legal team and works on the major litigation cases handled by the firm. He primarily represents employees and former employees regarding their legal issues, but also works with small businesses and parties in civil litigation.

Before forming KM&A, Michael founded and managed Kraemer Law Firm, LLC. He centered his practice on employment law issues and, along with an associate attorney, helped a large number of clients achieve successful outcomes in their cases.

Recognizing that many employment clients are in hard situations, Michael takes pride in providing sincere attention and strong representation. He is well-versed in the nuances of employment law, and can cut quickly to the most important legal issues in any situation.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. He has studied and traveled extensively abroad, but always considers Pittsburgh to be his home. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.


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Contact info

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC

600 Grant St.
Suite 660
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Practice areas


  1. Discrimination: 50%
  2. Employment: 50%



Hourly ($425/hour), contingent (40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Martell Harris

    Michael has a brilliant mind, set to get results for his clients. Its increasingly rare to find an attorney who cares for the clients as much as Michael. Michael's knowledge of employment law is unparalleled. Focusing his practice entirely on upholding the rights of workers allowed him to become and continue to grow as the preeminent attorney fighting against workplace discrimination. His willingness to advocate for and focus on the client instead of just the client's possible monetary value to his practice creates an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and professionalism. He understands the individual importance of a case to the client and does whatever he needs to ensure he shares that focused importance with all his clients, because in his practice, clients come first.


    Martell Harris Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Daniel Henry Stoner

    I endorse Attorney Michael Kraemer. He is an asset to the legal community as well as to his clients. I have always found his legal skills to be top notch and I would trust him with any matter. He is simply one of the best in town.


    Daniel Stoner Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Superb" Lawyer RatingAvvo2013
John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation CertificateCivil Litigation Certificate Program2012
International Survey To Asia Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Pittsburgh2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKraemer, Manes & Associates LLC2012 - Present
FounderKraemer Law Firm, LLC2012 - 2013
Volunteer AttorneyNeighborhood Legal Services Association2011 - 2013
AssociateFried Law Offices2010 - 2012
Legal AssistantThe Superior Court Of Pennsylvania2010 - 2010
Legal AssistantPA Human Relations Commission2010 - 2010
EditorPolitical Cartel Foundation2009 - 2010
CoordinatorPolitical Campaign Committee2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Employment Law Committee, ACBAMember2012 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Legal FraternityMember2010 - Present
Pittsburgh Civic Leadership AcademyMember2010 - 2010
JURIST - Legal News and ResearchAssociate Editor2010 - 2011
National Lawyers GuildBoard Member2009 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
KM&A Files $231,000 Lawsuit Against Dr. Abhay VatsOngoing
KM&A Files Lawsuit For Military Vet Against Target Corp.Pending
KM&A Files An Unlicensed Practice Of Law Complaint Against A Non-Attorney Florida Man, Spencer CohnOngoing
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Publication nameTitleDate
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsPA Finds Public Policy Exceptions to the Doctrine of At-Will2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsRetaliation: How the Law Protects those Who Report Workplace Harassment2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsObama Proposes Changes to FLSA Overtime Exemptions2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsReligious Discrimination in the Workplace: An Often Overlooked Protected Category2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsPrior Criminal Convictions as a Bar to Employment2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsThree Years After Thompson in the Third Circuit2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsWill citizens still be entitled to “bear arms” under the Second Amendment?2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsNFL Cheerleaders’ Wage and Hour Lawsuits2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsDunkin’ Donuts’ Faces Lawsuit because Apple Cider was too Hot?2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsPennsylvania EUC Program Still Not in Effect2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsRecent Ban on Same-Sex Marriages Lifted2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsPA Superior Court Hands Down Ruling on Non-Compete Agreements2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsADA Violation for Failing to Engage in the Interactive Process2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsSeniority No Longer a Threat to Younger Teachers2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsEmployees Who Engage in Self-Defense at the Workplace May Still be Entitled to Unemployment Compensation Benefits2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsPennsylvania’s Social Host Laws: A Quick Overview of How They Affect You During the Summer Party Season2014
ALM Network of Legal Publications3rd Circuit Says No Joint ADEA and Section 1983 Age Discrimination Claims2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsWill Pennsylvania Legalize the Use of Medical Marijuana?2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsWrongful Death Lawsuit for Smoking Cigarettes?2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsCan an Employer be Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination?2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsA Change to the Mailbox Rule in the Third Circuit2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsDo Pennsylvania Citizens With Prior Criminal Convictions Have a Legal Right to Work?2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsHow Social Media Plays a Role in Lawsuits2014
At Issue (PA Bar)The Importance of a Positive Web Presence2014
PublishedCost-Shifting: E-Discovery Discord2012
PC FoundationNon-Ignition Vehicle Breathalyzer (Proposed Regulation)2011
Michigan State Law Review - 2010 Mich. St. L. Rev. 249, 260Cited In Redesigning The American Law School2010
PC FoundationArizona’s SB 1070 – A Constitutional Analysis2010
PC FoundationRight To Die – Law, Public Support, Health Care2010
PC FoundationBen Roethlisberger's Legal Case: Pittsburgh Perspective2010
PC FoundationThomas Cooley Law School2010
PC FoundationCriminal Negligence: Eric Cropp2010
PC FoundationTracking Your Cell Phone: Illusion of Privacy; Cell-Site Location Information2009
PC FoundationRethinking Miranda Rights2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Imperial College LondonN/AN/AN/A
University of Virginia School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PAPEN (Pennsylvania Professional Employment Network)KM&A Discusses Employment Law2013
BNIKM&A Discusses Business Law Q&As2013
BNIKM&A Discusses A Different Kind of Attorney2013
-Haiku the Supreme Court2011