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David Kramer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Crestview Hills, KY

DBL Law
207 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
Phone: 859-426-2124
Fax: 859-341-1469
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (50%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Defense (20%), Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

David is the chair of DBL Law’s Litigation practice group. He represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before administrative agencies. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in numerous venues throughout Kentucky. In the appellate field, he has briefed and argued cases in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Kentucky, and the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In recognition of his trial ability and reputation in the profession, David has been named a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America. Super Lawyers listed him as one of the Top 10 lawyers in Kentucky for 2021.

David is the author of the Thomson West two-volume treatise on the Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure, a part of the Kentucky Practice Series. The treatise is often cited by Kentucky’s appellate courts and is widely regarded as the leading reference on the Kentucky civil rules.

In 2008, David served as a Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. From 2008-2014, David served on the Board of Governors for the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA). He served as the KBA representative on the Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee from 2011 to 2014. He currently serves as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Judiciary.

David is very active in public and community service. He has been a member of the Crestview Hills City Council since 2000. He also serves on the Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Authority Board. In addition, he is President of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court for 2020-21 and serves as a member of the Covington Latin School Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About David Kramer

First Admitted: 1983, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.dbllaw.com/attorney/david-kramer/

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Special Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court, Cape Publications, Inc., d/b/a The Courier Journal v. The University of Louisville Foundation, Inc., 260 S.W.3d 818 (Ky. 2008)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated, 2005

Honors/Awards

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, (2011-2020), Medical Malpractice Law
  • Top 10 lawyers in Kentucky, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Listed Among Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky (2016, 2020), Super Lawyers
  • , Best Lawyers in America (2019-2020), Litigation-Health Care
  • Invitation-only association of top trial lawyers in USA and Canada, Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Named Defense Lawyer of the Year by statewide defense bar organization, Defense Lawyer of the Year, Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2016
  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Member, Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, 2014
  • American Bar Association, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Member (“Master” level), Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court (President, 2020-21)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member, Board of Governors, 2008-2014, 2020)
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 2020
  • Defense Research Institute, 2020
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, 2020
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel (Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee, 2013-2020)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Covington Latin School Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Past Chair of Covington Latin School Board of Education, 2019
  • Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Authority, Board of Directors, Member, 2020
  • Member, Crestview Hills City Council, 2000-present

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Straub v. Kilgore, 100 Fed. Appx. 379 (6th Cir. 2004)
  • Johnson v. St. Claire Medical Center, Inc., 2003 WL 22149386 (Ky. App. 2003)
  • Compton v. St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Inc., 2005 WL 327116 (Ky. App. 2005)
  • Gilbert v. Com., Cabinet for Health & Family Services, 291 S.W.3d 712 (Ky. App. 2008)
  • Cavana v. Love, 2005 WL 1415361 (Ky. App. 2005)
  • Physician Services, P.S.C. v. Birdwhistell, 2007 WL 1558513 (E.D. Ky. 2007)
  • Leonard v. St. Claire Medical Center, Inc., 2007 WL 625074 (Ky. App. 2007)
  • Hitch v. St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Inc., 2016 WL 1557734 (Ky. App. 2016)
  • Dierig v. Lees Leisure Industries LTD., 830 F.Supp.2d 330 (E.D. Ky. 2011)
  • Sandoz Inc. v. Commonwealth ex rel. Conway, 405 S.W.3d 506 (Ky. App. 2012)
  • Alzadon v. Highlands Hosp. Corp., Inc., 2014 WL 3887900 (Ky. App. 2014)
  • Fenn v. Philips Electronics North America Corp., 2015 WL 632154 (E.D. Ky. 2015)
  • Wanandi v. Black, 2015 WL 2084511 (Ky. App. 2015)
  • Berger Family Real Estate, LLC v. City of Covington, 464 S.W.3d 160 (Ky. App. 2015)
  • Defense Verdict, Summit Medical Group, Inc., v. Coleman, 2019 WL 5655909 (Ky. App. 2019)
  • Barbourville Diagnostic Imaging Center v. Philips Medical Systems, Inc., 2016 WL 697135 (E.D. Ky. 2016)
  • Defense Verdict. Mitchell v. Baptist Physicians Lexington, Inc., 2017 WL 3328111 (Ky. App. 2017)
  • Defense verdict in two-week jury trial, Suedkamp v. Khouzam et al., Kenton County (Kentucky) Circuit Court, 2016
  • Defense verdict in three-week jury trial, Mitchell v. Monohan et al., Fayette County (Kentucky) Circuit Court, 2016
  • Defense verdict in one-week jury trial, Wuestefeld v. Finfrock, Campbell County (Kentucky) Circuit Court, 2007
  • Defense verdict in one-week jury trial, Wininger v. St. Luke Hospital, Inc., et al., Boone County (Kentucky) Circuit Court, 2006
  • Defense verdict in two-week jury trial, Straub v. Kilgore, et al., Campbell County (Kentucky) Circuit Court, 2006
  • Defense verdict in five-week jury trial, Emro v. Furer, et al., Kenton County (Kentucky) Circuit Court, 2006

Educational Background

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law , 1983
  • H.A.B., Xavier University (cum laude), 1980

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell, 2004
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, the Trial Lawyer Honor Society , 2009
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Kentucky Contributor, Author, Civil Litigation and Civil Appeals (May 2017-present), Thomson Reuters "Practical Law" Series, 2020
  • “Overview of Federal Antitrust Law in the Health-Care Field,” Health Law Handbook (1st Ed.), University of Kentucky CLE Institute (Co-authored with Robert G. Stevens)
  • “High/Low Settlement Agreements,” Kentucky Bench & Bar
  • “Admissibility of Expert Opinion in Kentucky – Substantive and Procedural Considerations,” Kentucky Bench & Bar (co-authored with Ryan M. McLane), Sept./Oct., 2019
  • “Important Recent Developments in Kentucky Civil and Trial Procedure” – Kentucky Defense Counsel, Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky
  • “Kentucky Civil Procedure Update” – Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Receptions Conference Center, Erlanger, Kentucky
  • “Ethics in the Courtroom” – Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Summit Hills Country Club, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, Lecturer, 2015
  • Civil Litigation Tips and Traps., Lecturer, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 2015
  • “Effective iVoir Dire” – Annual Convention of the Kentucky Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, Kentucky, Lecturer, 2014
  • Know Your Adversary: Recent Strategies and Tactics of the Plaintiff's Bar, Lecturer/Moderator, Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2013
  • The Lawyer Discipline Process in Kentucky: How It Works, and How to Avoid It, Lecturer, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 2012
  • Defending the High-Value Injury Case, Lecturer, Salmon P. Chase American Inn Of Court, 2012
  • "No Further Questions, Your Honor" - Effective Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses, presented at Annual Convention of the Kentucky Bar Association, Lecturer, Kentucky Bar Assocation, 2009
  • Trial Strategies & Techniques from Leading Attorneys on Both Sides of the Bar: Use of Demonstrative Evidence and Technology in the Courtroom, Lecturer, Kentucky Justice Association/Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2008
  • Current Issues and Recent Cases in Kentucky and Federal Civil Procedure, Lecturer, Salmon P. Chase American Inn Of Court, 2006
  • Author, Vols. 6 and 7, Kentucky Practice, Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated, 6th Ed. (Thomson/West 2005)

Industry Groups

  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Manufacturers
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Office Location for David Kramer

207 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: 859-426-2124

Fax: 859-341-1469

Last Updated: 8/28/2021

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