|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1986||03/25/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers - Labor & Employment Law||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1995|
|Top 10% MBA: Emory Univ. Business School||International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma||1990|
|Law Review Editor||U.C. Davis Law School||1979|
|Of Counsel||The Buckley Beal Law Firm, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Clements & Sweet, LLC||2008 - 2010|
|General Counsel||Georgia Association of Educators||1998 - 2007|
|Founding Partner||Kramer & Thomas/Patel, LLC||1997 - 2008|
|Partner||Zimring & Ellin, PC||1992 - 1997|
|General Counsel||Georgia Association of Educators||1985 - 1992|
|Attorney||United States Securities & Exchange Comm.||1984 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|GreenLaw, Inc.||Treasurer-Board member||1999 - 2015|
|Jerry Kelly v Selective Insurance Company||Court Ordered power generator for quadraplegic's home at $25,000 cost|
|Superintendent Beverly Hall v. Gerald Nelson, 282 Ga. 441 (2007)||Principal reinstated to employment with $250,000|
|Moulder v. Bartow County Schools, 267 Ga. App. 339 (2004)||Teacher reinstated to employment with backpay|
|See all legal cases|
|University of California, Davis Law Review||Egan v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.: The Reasonable Relation Rule||1980|
|University of California at Davis School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Advanced Workers Compensation||Employment Law for Workers Compensation Attorneys||2012|
Posted by anonymous
In any field, there are a select group of professionals that operate on a higher plane than their peers. Michael Kramer is one of those exceptional few in the field of law. I met with another top educational lawyer in Atlanta that recommended Michael’s representation because my union (GAE) did not contract with her but did with Michael. (I later learned that Michael served as the GAE’s general counsel for 15 years. In other words, he was the GAE’s lawyer when they had legal concerns.)
My case dealt with a new principal trying to bully me into resigning by fabricating extremely low evaluation scores and ignoring ADA protections. This was after 16.5 years of sterling evaluations and as a tenured teacher. This principal had previously done the same to others. Once I contacted Michael, he came up with a brilliant legal strategy that addressed my concerns with the school system and principal without having a hearing or a court case. This strategy was developed within four hours of our first conversation, and it was successful!
Michael was not only brilliant, but he took a personal interest in my family and me at each step. He kept us informed, and was responsive to the myriad of questions and e-mails we sent him. No doubt, my case was not the most lucrative for Michael since it was sponsored by the GAE. However, I never felt like I was getting anything less than his best.
Before I requested Michael’s representation, I read 75 different reviews of him on different lawyer sites. All gave him perfect marks! I can't think of anyone or anything reviewed where at least one person out of 75 doesn't at least give a 4 out of 5, especially anonymous ones on the Internet. 75 out of 75 perfect Internet reviews is so improbable that it’s on the level of winning the lottery. Even so, those reviews are accurate depictions of our experience under Michael’s representation. I give Michael Kramer my highest recommendation, and should you need legal representation, you will be fortunate if he takes your case.
Posted by Hemal Patel
Michael is an amazing lawyer. From the first moment I met with him he made me feel like I was very important to him. He took the time to learn about me and my case. He knowledge of the law is remarkable and I am very glad to have used his services. He is a personable man and i would recommend his services with very high regard.
Posted by R. I.
Mr. Kramer understood my desire to preserve the career I worked so very hard for. More importantly, he read me correctly and understood that I was beyond worried and needed to be kept up-to-date on each step in my case. My questions were consistently answered promptly and concisely. He settled my anxieties and calmed my fears in the way that only hard-working, empathetic, and tenacious attorneys can do. He attentively listened; I never felt rushed or that I was asking nonsense questions. He ultimately encouraged me to look forward to a finish line that I had just about given up on seeing. No one wants to find themselves in adverse situations however, I would recommend Michael Kramer as he is the consummate professional and will assuredly get the job done!!!
Allen Lightcap, Administrative law Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Michael is an excellent lawyer. I have been opposing counsel against Michael in several teacher licensing cases, and I know him to be a tireless, diligent, and forceful advocate for his clients. He goes to great lengths to understand the intricate facts and nuances of his cases. This makes him a force to be reckoned with -- in settlement negotiations or in court.