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About me

I started Cramer Legal, LLC to help entrepreneurs, small businesses, and those struggling with the effects of the current economy. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, I experienced the many challenges and rewards of running a small business. So, I formed Cramer Legal, in part, to help other entrepreneurs on their journey.


 


My practice focuses on forming and advising small businesses, tax disputes, business and appellate litigation, and bankruptcy. I have had the pleasure of working with clients in the web development, high tech, manufacturing, packaging, education, professional services, retail, non-profit, and e-commerce industries, among others.


 


Prior to starting Cramer Legal, I worked as an associate in the litigation practice group of a large firm in downtown Cincinnati where I focused my practice on appellate litigation, government law, and business disputes.


 


Prior to this, I have had a lot of governmental and judicial experience. I spent a year clerking for a federal trial judge in Washington, DC, and two years with a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


 


I previously taught appellate practice as an adjunct assistant professor of law and I am admitted to practice law in Ohio and the District of Columbia, along with a number of federal courts.


 


I am a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Tax Professionals, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I am also an active volunteer with the Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers Program, where I help to provide pro bono legal services to low income members of the community.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Tax: 70%
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nancy Rose Lorence

    Ben is an extraordinarily competent attorney. I've worked with him on multiple matters and happily refer clients to him. You won't find better in bankruptcy and tax matters.

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    Nancy Lorence Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daryle Cathlene Tibbs

    Ben and I have worked with a client together and Ben did a wonderful job answering questions (I do not practice bankruptcy) and with helping get matters resolved through the bankruptcy court so I could resolve the client's matters through the domestic relations court. Ben was a pleasure to work with.

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    Daryle Tibbs Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cramer Legal, LLC

7420 Jager Court
Cincinnati, OH, 45230

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200607/05/2016
OHActive200505/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyCramer Legal, LLC2011 - Present
AssociateVorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP2009 - 2011
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. Court Of Appeals, Sixth Circuit2007 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorCase Western Reserve School Of Law2007 - 2007
Judicial law clerkU.S. Court Of Federal Claims2005 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Tax Problem SolversAttorney Member2015 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Solo, Small Firms and General Practice SectionMember, Section Council2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Association of Tax ProfessionalsAttorney Member2012 - Present
Cincinnati Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeVice Chair2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarDoes State or Federal Law Apply2012
Case Western Reserve Law ReviewEminent Domain for Private Development - An Irrational Basis for the Erosion of Private Property Rights2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Ohio State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Savvy for Small FirmsEthical Marketing2016
Thinking about Hanging a Shingle?Online Marketing for Attorneys2014
Bankruptcy for Family Law AttorneysBankruptcy for Family Law Attorneys2014
Technology Tips for LawyersUsing Cloud Computing in the Law Office2013
State vs. Federal Rules of Procedure and EvidenceDoes Federal or State Law Apply?2012
Law Office Technology TipsBenefits of Cloud Computing for Attorneys2012
Tech TuesdayCommon Online Pitfalls for Small Businesses2011
September MeetingSelecting Practice Management Software2011

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