Summer Associates

We recruit summer associates who are driven to contribute and want to be challenged. 

Meaningfully contributing your skills and talents in high-profile cases with exceptionally accomplished lawyers is but one characteristic that distinguishes Kramon & Graham's Summer Associate Program from those of other firms. Steeped in excellence, teamwork, collegiality, and respect -- our firm culture is another. As a summer associate at Kramon & Graham, you will work on real client matters in highly-collaborative team settings on sophisticated national and local litigation, real estate, and transactional matters.

Because of the diverse range of cases and matters we handle, and because of the complexity and time-sensitivity of our work, Kramon & Graham summer associates will be challenged to advance their skills and learn new ones. You will benefit from exposure to early case evaluation, trial strategy, and contract negotiation. You will attend hearings, depositions, settlement conferences, real estate closings, and client meetings.

We hire summer associates with the expectation that the individuals selected are capable of becoming successful lawyers at the firm. We look for mature summer associate candidates with top academic credentials, journal participation, and impressive undergraduate credentials. We seek students with excellent writing skills, initiative, personal presence, and a strong work ethic. While we are a national firm, we are Baltimore-based. Our ideal candidate is seriously considering Maryland as the preferred place to live and develop professionally. 

Our summer program is a key component of our hiring and recruitment effort. The program provides an opportunity for learning and evaluation for both the summer associate and the firm. For students, you will gain first-hand exposure to our lawyers, our culture, and our clients. For the firm, it provides an opportunity to assess the skills of a prospective associate.

Kramon & Graham is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Associate Program until July 14, 2018. To apply, please submit your resume along with a cover letter, writing sample, and a copy of your unofficial transcript to If you are a J.D. candidate with a school listed below, we prefer that you apply through Simplicity.

American University Washington College of Law
   Philip M. Andrews

Columbia Law School

Columbus School of Law
   James P. Ulwick

Cornell Law School
   Stuart M.G. Seraina

Georgetown University Law Center
   John A. Bourgeois
   Erin R. Guiffre
   Jeffrey H. Scherr

George Washington University Law School
   Christopher C. Jeffries
   James M. Kramon

Howard University School of Law

New York University School of Law
   Andrew Jay Graham
   Jean E. Lewis

University of Baltimore School of Law
   Amy E. Askew
   George E. Brown
   John F. Dougherty
   Emily R. Greene
   Ryan A. Mitchell
   David J. Shuster

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
   Beth P. Evans
   Brian S. Goodman
   William J. Harrington
   Louis P. Malick
   M. Natalie McSherry
   B. Summer Hughes Niazy
   Lee H. Ogburn
   Justin A. Redd
   Brian S. Southard

University of Michigan Law School
   Geoffrey H. Genth

University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Virginia School of Law
   Steven M. Klepper

Washington and Lee School of Law

Associate Life

Kramon & Graham hires associates with the expectation that they have the talent, dedication, and ability to become principals of the firm. New associates often join the firm following a judicial clerkship or after participating in our Summer Associate Program.

Associates are given substantial responsibility at an early stage in their careers. As an associate, you will have direct contact with clients and, consistent with your experience and ability, take or defend depositions, appear in court, and close transactions.

Our litigation associates work on high-stakes commercial and criminal matters under the supervision of firm principals. As a litigation associate, you will work on a variety of matters. It's not unusual to work on a white collar criminal case one day and a construction defect case the next. Senior associates in our insurance coverage area tend to be more dedicated to that practice area.

Our transaction associates work with firm principals in the real property and business law groups. Their work typically includes transactions involving the purchase or sale of real property or businesses, commercial real estate finance, land use, and, occasionally, real estate-oriented litigation. Many of our clients are entrepreneurs with unique transactions resulting in opportunities for creative drafting, deal-structuring, and problem-solving.

Kramon & Graham has always attracted highly motivated top-quality lawyers with a commitment to excellence. In our hiring criteria, we look for lawyers with exceptional writing skills, initiative, personal presence, a strong work ethic, and who seek a varied experience in their practice. If you wish to inquire about a position at our firm, please forward your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to

Kramon & Graham, P.A. is an equal opportunity employer.