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Raymond E. Kramer III - West Palm Beach, FL

1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.Suite 320 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Updated: 04/01/2024

West Palm Beach Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Overview

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.

About Raymond E. Kramer III

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Proceedings
  • Contract and Business Dispute
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate and Partnership
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993
  • Rhode Island, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2005

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, 1993 - Present (Member)
  • The Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 2010 - 2016 (Member)
  • The Rhode Island Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Business Litigation CLE Committee Member, 2016 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Circuit Civil Practice Committee Member, 2016 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member, 2005 - 2016
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Membership Committee Member, 2010 - 2013; 2015 - 2016
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1997 - 2000
  • Florida Justice Association, 2003 - 2015 (Member)
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association, 2003 - Present (Member)
  • Florida Lawyers Network, 2014 - Present
  • Florida Lawyers Network, 2017 - 2019 (President)
  • Florida Lawyers Network, 2016 - 2017 (Events Director)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, May, 1993
    J.D.
    Law Review: American Criminal Law Review, Member, 1991 - 1993
    Law Review: American Criminal Law Review, Associate Editor, 1992 - 1993
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington, District of Columbia, May, 1990
    B.S.F.S.
    Honors: ROTC Four-Year Full Scholarship
    Honors: Distinguished Military Student Award
    Honors: Distinguished Military Graduate

Past Positions

  • Kramer McGuire, LLC, West Palm Beach, Florida, CEO and President, 2000 - 2001
  • Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida, Associate, 1997 - 2000
  • United States Army, Fort Hood, Texas, Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps., 1994 - 1997
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps, Courts-Martial Prosecutor

Pro Bono Activities

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

Classes and Seminars

  • CLE Presentation: "Updates in Rules of Judicial Administration," Florida Lawyers Retreat, April 2019
  • 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

Achievements

Honors

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2020
  • Palm Beach Illustrated's Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2018, 2019
  • South Florida Top Rated Lawyers, ALA Media, 2019
  • District Award of Merit, Lighthouse District, Boy Scouts of America, 2016
  • James E. West Award, Trade Winds District, Boy Scouts of America, 2011
  • Tiger Den Leader Award, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, 2009
  • Cubmaster Award, Cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America, 2011
  • Unit Leader Award of Merit, Cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America, 2012
  • Cub Scouter Award, Cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America, 2013
  • Scouter's Training Award, Boy Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, 2016
  • Scouter's Key Award, 2020

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Office Information

Address

1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.Suite 320 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Publication

Articles

  • “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

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