Summer, 1975. Two former Assistant US Attorneys for Maryland hang out a shingle. Among the first cases -- one of Maryland's first race discrimination suits against a public agency. In another, they sue the entire Baltimore County bench. They are 31 years old.
Since its founding, Kramon & Graham has been involved in some of Maryland's highest profile matters. When litigation concerns substantial economic claims, serious allegations of violations of federal criminal law, or important matters of public policy, chances are good that Kramon & Graham has been retained to represent a party in interest. The same is true in the context of important real estate development projects, like the redevelopment of the Clipper Mill industrial site, and insurance coverage issues of national importance, such as coverage for asbestos and construction claims.
We are privileged to represent some of the largest and most respected organizations and business leaders in the nation. Our lawyers have in-depth experience in a broad range of industries and practice areas in matters involving sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal litigation. As a firm, we have a well-established reputation for achieving client objectives effectively and efficiently, and a shared commitment to putting clients first.
Our work has drawn national and international attention from Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and other publications that rank and evaluate law firms.
Kramon & Graham lawyers are exceptionally bright, talented, and resourceful. We celebrate each lawyers' individuality and progressive thinking. Through careful hiring practices, we have built a team that is highly collaborative and client-focused; that sets the bar for legal professionalism, diligent preparation, and hard work.
At the heart of the firm's culture is a strong sense of community service. We are fully committed to enhancing the economic vitality and cultural vibrancy of our community and enriching the quality of life for all who live, work, and travel here. We actively support efforts to improve social justice, social services, and cultural enrichment. Our lawyers serve in leadership roles on civic and social services boards and initiatives, including the Equal Justice Council, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Maryland Food Bank, The Associated, The CollegeBound Foundation, WYPR, and CASA of Baltimore, to name only a few.
Diversity & Inclusion
Kramon & Graham attorneys come from varied backgrounds, with each person bringing a unique perspective and point of view. We know that diversity strengthens us as a firm. We recognize that by creating teams with diverse characteristics -- whether racial, gender, physical, sexual orientation, or other -- we create an atmosphere of innovative thinking and problem solving that benefits our clients, builds collaboration and collegiality, and enriches us individually. We actively recruit and encourage diversity in our hiring process. We accomplish this through our recruitment efforts at law schools, decisions related to lateral hiring, and our general employment practices.
In Support of Women
Kramon & Graham has a history of fair-minded and forward thinking policies concerning the advancement of women and is committed to securing the full and equal participation of our women attorneys. In 1985, we were among the first law firms in the region to promote women into the ranks of firm partnership. Today, 58 percent of the firm’s associates are women and 29 percent are principals; 31 percent of the firm’s practice leaders are women; and of the firm's four senior administrative positions, all are held by women. Women principals sit on high profile, influential committees within the firm, including the executive committee where 27 percent of the members are female.
Consistent with the firm's culture of valuing its employees, the firm offers a generous benefits package. The package includes a 401(k) plan. In addition, the firm offers a very competitive healthcare insurance program. Benefits also include short- and long-term disability insurance and life insurance. The firm also provides each professional employee with full-time parking privileges.
Kramon & Graham employees have busy professional and personal lives. Appreciating that physical fitness is an important part of the lives of many of our employees, all employees have access to a fitness center within the office building for use twenty-four hours a day. The fitness center is well-equipped and includes locker rooms with showers. In addition, within the firm's office space are two executive washrooms equipped with showers. These facilities allow attorneys and staff an opportunity to develop or maintain a fitness routine that, because of time restraints, may otherwise be unavailable.