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Highly regarded for his preparation and persistence, Irwin Kramer has
served as lead counsel on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, insurance
carriers, and businesses throughout the world in complex civil
lawsuits, commercial and real estate cases, intellectual property and
media law, class action lawsuits, serious personal injury, professional
liability and business disputes. Representing Maryland legislators
challenging the constitutionality of the largest tax increase in state
history, Mr. Kramer made headlines when his investigation revealed a
conspiracy to forge and to falsify legislative records during the
Special Session of 2007.

Profiled in Who's Who in American Law and in A.M. Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys,
this former law professor has taught at some of the most prestigious
law schools in the nation, and continues to publish and to lecture
nationally on trial advocacy and legal ethics. Dedicated to making the
law "user-friendly" for those who must live by it, Mr. Kramer founded
The Legal Television Network, where he produces features designed to
enhance public access to legal information. Nationally, Mr. Kramer has
also hosted legal programs on C-SPAN, and appears regularly as legal
analyst for Sinclair Broadcast Group and its Baltimore flagship

After graduating summa cum laude from Towson
University, Mr. Kramer earned his Juris Doctor with high honors from
the University of Maryland School of Law, where he won the school's
moot court championship and was inducted into the Order of the Coif for
his high academic standing.  He received a Master of Laws degree from
Columbia University School of Law and served as a Vice President of the
Columbia Law School Alumni Association of Washington, D.C.  Mr. Kramer
is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and
several federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United
States.  For more information, visit


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Ethics: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Insurance: 20%
  5. Wrongful Death: 15%



Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:


Attorney endorsements

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  • Lawrence Steven Greenberg

    I worked with Irwin for over three years prosecuting an intense insurance dispute case. Even after our case ended, I continue to develop an admiration of his skills. Irwin is a zealous defender of his clients' interests. His knowledge of the litigation process, responsiveness and creative insight led to a favorable outcome in our case. As Irwin has tremendous experience doing both plaintiff's and defense work, he knows how to use that knowledge to win. I also found him to have the utmost integrity and would certainly recommend him to others.


    Lawrence Greenberg Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Gordon Cleaver

    Having served as a judicial law clerk in one of Maryland's trial courts, I had the opportunity to observe hundreds of courtroom lawyers ply their trade. At the conclusion of my clerkship, I believed that I had seen the full gamut of litigation styles and skills. This was before meeting Irwin Kramer. When Mr. Kramer enters a courtroom, he comes equipped with a highly incisive grasp of the law and the facts of the case. Through tireless and smart preparation, he readies himself for the tactics and arguments of his opponents. Once the curtain rises, Mr. Kramer aggressively and intelligently advocates on behalf of his clients to great effect. From opening statement to closing argument, this attorney spares no effort or action to achieve the results his clients desire. His courtroom acumen is in a class of its own.


    Joseph Cleaver Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Kramer & Connolly

Baltimore, MD



DCActive 198907/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
Innovator of the YearThe Daily Record2014
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who2011
Recommended for Excellence in Insurance LitigationA.M. Best Company2009
Official Citation for Public Service to the Citizens of MarylandGeneral Assembly of Maryland2008
Scholar of the Year AwardEtz Chaim Torah Learning Center2007
Honorary MembershipThe Maryland Press Club1997
NALS Award PlaqueNational Association of Legal Secretaries1990
Order of the CoifUniversity of Maryland School of Law1987
Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Domestic RelationsUniversity of Maryland School of Law1986
Best Brief, Maryland Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of Maryland School of Law1986
Best Oralist, Maryland Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of Maryland School of Law1986
Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Civil ProcedureUniversity of Maryland School of Law1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Executive ProducerLTVN | The Legal Television Network2005 - Present
Managing AttorneyKramer & Connolly1993 - Present
Legal AnalystSinclair Broadcast Group1996 - 2009
Scholar-in-ResidenceAmerican University's Washington College of Law1992 - 1993
Associate Professor of LawDetroit College of Law, Michigan State University1991 - 1992
Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow & Lecturer in LawThe University of Chicago School of Law1990 - 1991
Litigation AssociateWeinberg and Green n/k/a Saul Ewing1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of CommerceDirector2012 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Etz Chaim of Owings MillsMember2003 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Columbia University Law School Alumni AssociationLife Member1989 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Columbia University Law School Alumni AssociationVice President2003 - 2008
Baltimore Zionist DistrictDirector1994 - 2002
Bar Association of Baltimore CityChair, Sole Practitioner Committee, Young Lawyer's Division1994 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Million Dollar Insurance Verdict$1,023,147 Verdict for Plaintiffs
Challenging Slot Machine BallotBallot Language Modified
Roofer Exonerated in Construction Defect TrialDefense Verdict for Roofing Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Litigation Management MagazineManaging to Win: Collaborating on Litigation Objectives2016
Maryland Bar BulletinResponding to Grievances: Don't Do It Yourself2016
Litigation Management MagazineMaking Arrangements: Finding the Best Way to Pay2014
KramersLaw Publication"No Frill" Wills: Do I Really Need a Lawyer?2009
KramersLaw PublicationValidity of Maryland Wills2009
KramersLaw PublicationRevoking and Modifying Wills2009
KramersLaw PublicationChecklist for Protecting Assets2009
Maryland Land Title AssociationContesting Wills in Maryland Probate Court2007
Lorman Education Services publicationReal Estate Title Agent Liability Under Maryland Law2003
Lorman Education Services publicationMaryland Real Estate Contract and Tort Liability to Land Buyers and Sellers2003
Lorman Education Services publicationMortgage Lender Lawsuits2003
Lorman Education Services publicationLiability Under TILA, RESPA & Consumer Protection Acts2003
Catholic University Law ReviewThe Birth of Privacy Law: A Century Since Warren and Brandeis1990
UMKC Law ReviewThe Impoundment Control Act of 1974: An Unconstitutional Solution to a Constitutional Problem1990
Suffolk University Law ReviewThe Qualified Immunity Vaccine: Preventing and Fighting Section 1983 Suits Against Public Officials1990
John Marshall Law ReviewLife and Death Decisions: A Reply to Judge Peccarelli1990
Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law JournalThe Full-Court Press: Sacrificing Vital Privacy Interests on the Altar of First Amendment Rhetoric1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLitigation, Constitutional and Media LawLL.M - Master of Laws1989
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Towson UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLM 2016 Annual ConferenceLitigation Management - How Do You Define a Win?2016
American Ass'n for Justice WebinarYour Career on Contingency: How to Avoid Grievances in a Plaintiffs Practice2016
Legal Aid Bureau Attorney Training SeminarHow to Handle Expert Witnesses2011
Lorman Educational SeminarPutting Power in Procedure: Winning the Civil Litigation Game in Maryland2008
Lorman Educational SeminarSuits for Suits: Litigation for Maryland Business Leaders2008
Lorman Educational SeminarWinning the Title: Avoiding Liability Under Maryland Law2007
MSBA Solo and Small Firm ConferenceHow to Best Meet the Press: Media Relations for Lawyers2005
Media and the Courts Panel ProgramPersons of Interest2005
National Convention of the National Association of Legal SecretariesFundamental Rights: The First Word on the First Amendment1990