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Jack Alan Kramer

Personal injury Attorney at Merrillville, IN

5.0   11 reviews

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Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    100%
    The practice area of "personal injury" is really a catch-all for things like car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & falls, semi-truck accidents, defective products, bad drugs and the like.

    28 years

I represent people who have been harmed or injured. I hope you never need my services; but if you are ever harmed because of the carelessness of another, I will work hard to represent your interests.

My practice predominately consists of representing people who have been harmed because of the negligence of another.  A topic that is especially important to me are defective products. Each year, millions of Americans hurt or killed by defective products. I take great pride in representing people and families who have been injured by unsafe products. While my primary goal is to make sure my client is fairly compensated for their loss, I also have a keen eye on making products safer. Throughout our nation's history, civil lawsuits have been a driving force in making products safer.

 Closely related to defective products are harmful drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) that can shatter the lives of people and families. Nearly all drugs have some risk of harm; and we, as a society, accept that risk because of the great benefit we all receive from pharmaceuticals.  However, when drug companies know that their drug can or will cause harm and fail to inform the public and doctors of that risk, they must be held responsible for that conduct. I have recently had the honor of representing people harmed by the Fleet Phospho-Soda, Visicol and OsmoPrep, drugs which are used to prepare for a colonoscopy, but cause renal failure. Aftermuch litigation and an FDA announcement, the C.B. Fleet Company recalled its product. 

In 1992, I graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a B.S. in Economics. I received my law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1995 where I graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, I was a Note Editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review and served on the Moot Court Society. I am admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. In 1998, I was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. I am also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and have been admitted to practice on a specific case basis in other courts.

I was born in East Chicago, Indiana and graduated from Lake Central High School. Presently, I live in St. John, Indiana with my wife, two children and our Goldendoodles, Hershey and Mac. My family are avid soccer & Chicago Blackhawks fans.

Licensed for 27 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/06/2023
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/04/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jack

Kenneth J. Allen Law Group
3700 E. Lincoln Highway
U.S. Highway 30
Merrillville, IN, 46410

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Posted by Sarah | February 8, 2015
Fantastic Representation in Car Crash Injury Matter
Mr. Kramer represented my husband and I in a serious personal injury case with fantastic results. My husband was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in Lake County, Indiana. Our medical bills and wage loss was very high. Mr. Kramer worked to gather the witnesses and evidence to prove our case. We were always kept informed of the status of the matter and our questions were always answered in a straight forward way. Because of the resolution of this matter, our family will be able to weather the storm of this unfortunate turn of events. I would recommend Mr. Kramer to anyone who has been injured because of the carelessness of another.
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Posted by Kelly | August 25, 2014
There is only one lawyer for me.
Jack is and will always be my first choice when or if there comes a time in need. His professionalism and knowledge not only made me relax in my process, but made me feel I was in great hands. He is never rushed,always available, and makes you feel you are his top focus and main concern, which I was in my time in need. Great man to have on your side.
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Posted by Lisa | June 7, 2014
excellent attorney
Mr. Kramer is a very knowledgeable attorney who truly cares about his clients well being. Mr. Kramer kept us well informed at all times throughout the proceedings of our case. He was very thorough , as well as understanding. Should I ever need an attorney in the future I would definitely call Mr Kramer . I know from experience that I am in the best legal hands. I have and will continue to recommend Mr Kramer to anyone who is seeking a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2012
Dependable and Trustworthy
The professionalism and expertise I received in regards to my case went far beyond my expectations. Jack's knowledge was a definte asset in regards to my automobile accident. He kept me updated and informed throughout the entire process. He also offered me exceptional advice. I would recommend Jack to absolutely anyone in need of an attorney. If I should ever find myself in the position of needing a lawyer again, I would use Jack again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Edward | April 27, 2012
Accident
Kept me up to date on my case and handled it great..!!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Jack Kramer was extremely knowledgeable & helpful during a difficult time. He helped me understand a complicated system & process (as well as I needed to). I was able to rely on him to handle very complex matters & I felt confident that he worked to protect my interests fully. I also appreciated working with his Paralegal, Kelly.
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Posted by Gerri | April 10, 2012
I would highly recommend Jack for your legal matters.
We hired Jack when our son was hit and killed in a motorcycle accident. He set up the estate for our son and also served papers to the person who killed our son because that person did not have auto insurance. This case is currently pending, but Jack has been great in contacting all of the involved parties and keeping us informed as to how everything is proceeding. I would highly recommend Jack to anyone. He is very personable and knowledgeable.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2012
Knowing Jack Kramer
I knew immediately he was the right attorney. He has always kept me informed and I could email a question to him and he would answer right away. I knew he would do a good job and he did.
Posted by Betty | April 9, 2012
Class action
Mr.Kramer took charge of my problem and I didnt have to leave my house. we talked on the phone often as he let me know step by step what was going on. he was very fair and very good about looking out for me.If I ever need a lawyer in the future I will be sure to call him. He is someone you can trust with you case that will work for you.
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Posted by Cathy | April 9, 2012
Highly recommend
Jack has been great about keeping me informed, answering questions, and promptly. He is willing to explain things that are legally hard to understand. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Brian | April 9, 2012
I Highly Recommend Jack Kramer as a Trustworthy and Dedicated Attorney.
I certainly consider Mr. Kramer to be a very trustworthy and capable Attorney. I have used his services several times and have been very satisfied each time. He is straightforward and concise with his opinions and answers. As a business owner, I put a large emphasis on personal reputation and word - of - mouth recommendations. I had heard Mr. Kramer was a great attorney and after having used his services twice now, I can honestly say that I would certainly recommend him as well. Needing an attorney is not always comforting, but when I dealt with Mr. Kramer, at least I felt at ease knowing I was getting a dedicated service and that my best interests were being addressed. I was extremely pleased with his professionalism, work ethic and how he showed great respect with regards to my case. He always kept me informed with updates and was quick to respond to any inquiries I may have had. I am confident that Mr. Kramer had my best interests at heart and I felt comfortable knowing he was representing my case. If you are in search of an attorney, you can feel confident choosing Mr. Kramer because I know he did a teriffic job for me and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice. Thanks Jack. Brian L. Schererville, In.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kenneth J. Allen Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Westland Kramer & Bennett, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Tauber Westland & Bennett, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Hoeppner Wagner & Evans, LLP Merrillville, In
  • 1995 - 2007
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Ball State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • First Midwest Bank v. VanderWoude (unpublished opinion)
  • Favorable to Client.
  • City of Hammond v. Graoch Associates No. 52, LP, 909 N.E.2d 1086
  • Favorable to client.
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Fields, 885 N.E.2d 728
  • Favorable to Client.
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Lake County Indiana Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 10 Best (Indiana)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers (Indiana)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 10 Best (Indiana)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers (Indiana)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate in Economics
  • Ball State University
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Valparaiso University Law Review
  • Vouching for Educational Choice: If You Pay Them, They Will Come
  • 1995
  • 2003
  • Insurance Bad Faith, a Compendium of State Law (Indiana portion)
  • N/A
  • 2004
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • N/A
  • 2005
  • Discovery in Insurance Bad Faith Cases
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Indiana Evidence
  • 2017
  • Advanced Trial Tactics
  • Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute
  • Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in Indiana
  • 2016
  • Hardball Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • 2014
  • Hard Ball Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2013
  • Clark Middle School
  • Law Day
  • 2012
  • Clark Middle School
  • Law Day
  • 2011
  • Clark Middle School
  • Law Day
  • 2010
  • Clark Middle School
  • Law Day
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kramer is a superb attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. Terrific, responsive, detailed! Awesome!"
Car accident Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Having known Jack for many years, I can say he is one of the brightest and most personable attorneys we have in Lake County. His expertise in many areas makes me comfortable referring matters to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Having worked against Jack when he was defending personal injury cases I know now that he is handling cases for injured clients he brings a unique perspective to the personal injury practice. He is a excellent trial lawyer in every respect."
General practice Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jack is a terrific attorney in a number of areas of practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Having had cases with Jack, I know that he is a very competent and skilled trial attorney. I have no hesitation endorsing him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jack Kramer is a very effective lawyer who I have had the pleasure of working with on a number of complex products liability lawsuits. At all times, Mr. Jack Kramer was professional and always displayed the highest legal and ethical abilities."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jack for a long time and find him to be very knowledgeable, aggressive and concerned for his client's best interest. I would recommend Jack for any injury case."
General practice Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jack for many years and his conscientious and tireless work ethic are unmatched. Jack is also one of the most clear thinking and "get down to the real issue" lawyers I know and I enjoy bouncing ideas and cases off of him for his advice. I refer clients to him and his office and work with him on matters. He's an asset to our legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. i have known jack professionally since he began practicing law. he is one of the best lawyers i have had the privilege of working with and against. we often share ideas and his thoughts are valued."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack Kramer is well respected in the community and is often asked to speak at local engagements. I often refer medical malpractice cases to him and my referred clients are very satisfied with his ability to provide counsel to them and move the case as fast as possible."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jack Kramer is an extremely effective and competent attorney with extraordinary trial skills. Whenever I encounter a conflict, I immediately think of Jack and never hesitate to refer potential clients to Jack."
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