Steven Klepper is an appellate litigator in civil and criminal cases before state and federal appellate courts. He represents insurers in trial and appellate courts throughout the country in first-party and third-party coverage disputes.
Steven is Editor-In-Chief of the Maryland Appellate Blog, published by the Maryland State Bar Association Litigation Section. He also publishes articles, commentaries, and book chapters on the federal judiciary and insurance law. He has been an editor of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal since 2010 and has taught a course at Goucher College on the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has a particular interest and experience in researching and reporting on issues of judicial efficiency.
Steven is listed in Maryland Super Lawyers for 2014-2015. He was recognized as one of its “Rising Stars” for 2013. He serves on the Criminal Justice Act appellate panels for the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit and on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Appellate Litigation Committee.
Steven is active in alumni affairs. He was elected in 2013 to a two-year term as President of the Alumnae and Alumni of Goucher College, following a two-year term as Vice President. He has served as Baltimore regional manager for the University of Virginia Law School Foundation since 2012.
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Outside the Office
An avid writer, Steven authored “Hell, Incorporated,” a play produced as part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival.
Steven Klepper published a commentary, “Confirming Consensus Nominees Quickly,” in the September 2012 issue of The Federal Lawyer.
Steven Klepper guest authored a chapter of the Second Edition of Maniloff & Stempel’s General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State.
On October 28, 2015, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland ruled in favor of Kramon & Graham’s client, the defendant in a lawsuit between two government contractors.
Kramon & Graham principal Steve Klepper was quoted in a September 9, 2015 National Law Journal article "High Court Asked for Rule on Holdout Juror Removal" (subscription required) on whether his client’s Sixth Amendment was violated when a judge dismissed a holdout juror in the midst of jury deliberations.
On July 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States requested that the State of Connecticut respond to a petition that Kramon & Graham filed on behalf of a Connecticut prisoner serving a 50-year sentence for murder.
In Williams v. Johnson, 573 U. S. ____ (2014), the Supreme Court of the United States granted a certiorari petition principally authored by Steven Klepper.
The Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Section of Litigation, the Hon. Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., has selected firm principal Steven Klepper as one of two recipients of the 2013–14 Chair's Award for Exceptional Service.
Firm principal Steven M. Klepper and associate Mary Beth Smith won summary judgment on behalf of a builders risk insurer.
Firm Principals Ezra Gollogly and Steven Klepper Participate in FBA/MSBA Panel on “Fourth Circuit Impact Decisions”11/14/2014
On November 14, 2104, Ezra Gollogly and Steven Klepper participated in a panel composed of leading federal appellate practitioners to discuss recent key civil and criminal decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Kramon & Graham congratulates nineteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015.
Kramon & Graham congratulates eighteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2014
Kramon & Graham attorneys named to Maryland Super Lawyers Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 lists; Super Lawyers; and Maryland Rising Stars.