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Lee H. Ogburn



“Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA as a ‘preeminent practitioner in the coverage area who brings a careful, academic but creative approach to big cases for significant insurers…’”

As chair of Kramon & Graham’s Insurance Coverage practice, Lee Ogburn has established a national reputation for excellence as counsel to property and casualty insurers. Clients rely upon Lee's  knowledge of the insurance industry, effective negotiation skills, and persuasive advocacy. He has served as lead counsel in trial and appellate courts nationwide, handling insurance disputes and claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Lee represents insurers in coverage disputes involving environmental and toxic tort, business tort, products liability, construction, and commercial claims. He also represents insurers in first party disputes.

According to Chambers USA, Lee is a "preeminent practitioner in the coverage area" who brings "a careful, academic but creative approach to big cases for significant insurers…" One interview source commented, "If I were an insurance company, he would be at the top of my list." In addition to the Chambers guide, Lee is recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company Litigation, since 2010; Commercial Litigation, since 2008; and Insurance Law, since 2010. He has been named Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law for the years 2019 and 2013.

Lee is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel and a Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

A former editor of the CGL Reporter, Lee’s published articles include: Issues Concerning Coverage for Indoor Pollution Claims; The 'Work' and 'Product' Exclusions to the CGL Policy; Allocation Issues when Multiple Policy Periods of Insurance are Triggered; The Progression of Trigger Litigation in Maryland-Determining the Appropriate Trigger of Coverage, Its Limitations and Ramifications; and An Overview of Insurance Coverage Issues in Construction Defect Cases. Lee presents regularly and writes extensively on commercial insurance issues.


Selected for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, Insurance, 2020

Recognized in Chambers USA, Insurance, Maryland, since 2018

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation, since 2008; Bet-the-Company Litigation, since 2010; and Insurance Law, since 2010; named Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, 2019 and 2013

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, since 2007

Recipient, Equal Justice Council for Maryland Legal Aid, Executive Director's Award, 2018

Recipient, Maryland Leadership in Law Award, The Daily Record, 2015

Recipient, Champion of Justice Award, Equal Justice Council of Maryland, 2013


Equal Justice Council of Maryland Legal Aid, Co-Chair; Law Firm Campaign, former Co-Chair

Baltimore School for the Arts, former Board Chair

Baltimore School for the Arts Foundation, President

Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow

Public Justice Center, Advisory Council

The Bryn Mawr School, former Vice President of the Board; Audit Committee Chair


American Bar Association

American College of Coverage Counsel, Fellow

Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member

Maryland State Bar Association



Co-presenter, "Building Product Class Actions - Coverage Under the Roof," American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Annual Meeting, 2017

Presenter, National Association of Homebuilders, 2012

Presenter, "Trigger Happy: Allocation and Contribution Issues" Perrin Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues Conference, 2012

Presenter, "Status of Insurance Coverage Cases – Pollution Exclusion and Manifestation of Damages," HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference, 2011