James M. Kramer


james-kramerJim Kramer is a Partner at Levy Konigsberg and, together with Partner Moshe Maimon, heads the firm’s Cosmetic Talc Litigation Department. Jim focuses on litigation and trials at the firm’s New York office, where he specializes in litigating his clients’ asbestos/mesothelioma personal injury claims. During his time with the firm, Jim has received over $30 million in verdicts on behalf of his clients, including two of New York’s only verdicts in cases involving asbestos contamination of cosmetic talcum powder.

Jim is proud to represent victims of asbestos-related cancer as well as their families. Jim’s clients have included a wide range of workers and consumers, as well as their family members, who were exposed to asbestos through their use of certain equipment and consumer products that contained or were contaminated with asbestos. These clients have included women working in their homes, Naval servicemen, electricians, longshoremen, construction workers, carpenters, auto mechanics, and even the wives of workers who washed clothing on which asbestos dust was taken home.

Jim is a frequent speaker at conferences both in New York and around the country on trial strategy and emerging legal areas. Jim is also a current member of the New York City Bar Association’s Products Liability Committee, where he works with fellow committee members to educate the Association’s membership on unique areas of law.

Prior to joining Levy Konigsberg, Jim clerked for the Honorable Francine Axelrad, Presiding Judge in the New Jersey Appellate Division.

Jim graduated from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the school’s law review, The Rutgers Law Journal, as well as an award-winning member of the school’s moot court program (awards for oral advocacy and legal writing). Prior to law school, Jim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rutgers University, where he was also a member of the school’s varsity crew team, for which he won two national medals.

Jim lives with his wife in New York City, and has been selected as a 2015, 2016, and 2017 New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

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