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James M. Kramer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New York, NY

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
112 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016-7416
Phone: 646-491-9310
Fax: 212-213-5949
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed in New York Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A partner and trial attorney at the New York City office of Simmons Hanly Conroy, James M. Kramer has earned a reputation as a successful and staunch advocate for the rights of victims of asbestos exposure and their families. His clients include construction workers, longshoremen, auto mechanics and servicemen who have developed mesothelioma due to the use of consumer products, equipment or materials containing the toxic substance.  Mr. Kramer is also one the first attorneys in the country to receive multiple verdicts against companies who manufactured asbestos-containing cosmetic talc for sale to consumers.

Mr. Kramer is a 1999 graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He pursued his legal studies at the Camden campus of Rutgers Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008. While in law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Law Journal and participated in the school's Children's Justice Clinic. After graduation, Mr. Kramer clerked for the presiding judge on the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey until joining Levy Konigsberg LLP. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, Mr. Kramer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the Products Liability Committee of the New York State Bar Association.

About James M. Kramer

First Admitted: 2008, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.simmonsfirm.com/about-us/our-attorneys/profiles/...

Educational Background

  • Rutgers University, B.A., English, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Products Liability Committee, Current Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Editor-In-Chief, The Rutgers Law Journal

Honors/Awards

  • , Editor-In-Chief, Rutgers Law Journal, 2008
  • Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, award-winning member of the school’s moot court program (awards for oral advocacy and legal writing)
  • 2015 and 2016 New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $40,000,000 verdict against The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on behalf of a former Navy serviceman exposed to asbestos in Goodyear gaskets., 2018
  • $7,300,000 verdict on a behalf of a truck driver exposed to asbestos from his work at a Union Carbide facility., 2013
  • $7,000,000 verdict in New York's first trial involving a woman who was exposed to asbestos from her use of cosmetic talc., 2015
  • $4,600,000 verdict on behalf of a career welder who contracted mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing on valves and pumps., 2017
  • 60 million verdict against A.O Smith, Burnham, LLC, and Peerless Industries, Inc.  Jim, along with fellow shareholder Daniel Blouin, secured an historic verdict in New York City against three boiler manufacturers on behalf of a former laborer. One of the highest verdicts for an individual with mesothelioma ever received in New York., 2017
  • $16,500,000 verdict in New York's first trial involving a plaintiff with peritoneal mesothelioma contracted from her use of cosmetical talc., 2017
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Office Location for James M. Kramer

112 Madison Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10016-7416

Last Updated: 4/2/2021

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