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Raymond E. Kramer, III

Raymond E. Kramer, III

Experience:

Ray Kramer concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation matters for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court, and in alternative dispute proceedings such as arbitration and mediation. Ray has extensive trial experience, including his experience as a courts-martial prosecutor in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Ray‘s practice is focused in the areas of contract and business dispute, real estate, corporate and partnership, and trusts and estates litigation.

Education:

  • Georgetown University, Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia. J.D., May 1993.
    • American Criminal Law Review
      • Member, 1991-1993
      • Associate Editor, 1992-1993
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington, District of Columbia. B.S.F.S., May 1990, Major in International Economics, specialization in International Business, Finance and Commerce.
    • ROTC Four-Year Full Scholarship
    • Distinguished Military Student Award
    • Distinguished Military Graduate

Memberships and Organizations:

  • The Florida Bar (1993 – present)
  • The Rhode Island Bar Association (1996 – present)
  • United States Supreme Court (2005 – present)
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit (2006 – present)
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit (2005 – present)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (1997 – present)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1999 – present)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (2005 – present)

Published Works:

  • “Re-examining the Presumption in Favor of Arbitration in Complex Commercial Cases” (Co-Author), 84 Florida Bar Journal 8, March 2010
  • “Is Expert Testimony Really Needed in Attorneys’ Fees Litigation?” (Co-Author), 77 FLA. B.J. 38, January 2003
  • Seventh Survey of White Collar Crime – Attorney-client Privilege, American Criminal Law Review, 1992

Presentations:

  • CLE Presentation: “Ethics: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Client Confidentiality,” Florida Lawyers Network, April 2018
  • CLE Presentation: “Mediating Business Cases: Strategies, Analysis and Advice from the Experts,” Business Litigation CLE Committee. December, 2017
  • CLE Presentation: “ESI – Issues in Commercial Litigation,” Florida Lawyers Network, July 2017
  • CLE Presentation: “Jury Contact and Social Media – Ethics Issues,” Florida Lawyers Network, April 2017
  • CLE Presentation: “Voir Dire in Commercial Litigation,” Florida Lawyers Network, September, 2014

Recent Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018

Professional Associations:

  • The Florida Bar, 1993 – Present
    • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Member, 2010 – 2016
  • The Rhode Island Bar Association, 1996 – Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1997 – Present
    • Business Litigation CLE Committee Member, 2016 – Present
    • Circuit Civil Practice Committee Member, 2016 – Present
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member, 2005-2016
    • Membership Committee Member, 2010–2013; 2015-2016
    • Young Lawyers Division, 1997 – 2000
  • Florida Justice Association, Member, 2003-2015
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association; Member, 2003-Present
  • Florida Lawyers Network, 2014 – Present
    • President, 2017 – Present
    • Events Director, 2016 – 2017

Community Involvement:

  • Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2017
    • Member, Finance Committee, 2006-2008;
    • Member, Audit Committee, 2009- 2017;
    • Chairman, Audit Committee, 2014- 2017
  • Young Friends of the Norton, 2000 – 2015
  • Palm Beach Civic Association, 2001 – Present
    • Code Enforcement Task Force, 2001 – 2002
  • Georgetown Club of Palm Beach, Member, Board of Directors, 1999 – Present
    • President, 2001 – 2004
    • Vice President, 2017 to Present
    • Secretary, 1999 – 2001
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Gulf Stream Council
      • Board Member, 2011 – Present
      • Vice President – District Operations, 2013 – 2014
      • Vice President – Endowment, 2015 – Present
      • Executive Committee Member, 2013 – Present
        • District Award of Merit, Lighthouse District, 2016
    • Trade Winds District, Board Member, 2011 – 2013
      • District Chairman, 2011 – 2013
        • James E. West Award, 2011
    • Cub Scouts
      • Adult Leader, 2008 – 2013
      • Tiger Den Leader, 2008 – 2009
        • Tiger Den Leader Award, 2009
      • Cubmaster, 2009 – 2013
        • Cubmaster Award, 2011
        • Unit Leader Award of Merit, 2012
        • Cub Scouter Award, 2013
    • Boy Scouts
      • Committee Member, 2010 – 2013
      • Assistant Scoutmaster, 2013 – 2014
      • Scoutmaster, 2014 – Present
        • Scouters Training Award, 2016
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