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.
Recognized in Chambers USA, Insurance, Maryland
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 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
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
Public Justice Center, Advisory Council
The Bryn Mawr School, former Vice President of the Board; Audit Committee Chair
American Bar Association
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
Maryland State Bar Association
American College of Coverage Counsel, Fellow
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
On July 28, 2014 the Supreme Court of Connecticut affirmed the judgment in favor of Kramon & Graham, P.A.’s client.
Kramon & Graham principals Lee Ogburn, David Shuster, and Stuart Seraina – together with nine friends of the firm – completed the 20th Ride to the Tide, the firm’s annual, 125-mile bicycle ride to the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland.
Kramon & Graham insurance coverage principal Lee Ogburn will co-present “Building Product Class Actions - Coverage Under the Roof” at the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Annual Meeting taking place May 10 – 12 in Chicago, Illinois.
Lee Ogburn addressed the National Association of Homebuilders in Washington D.C.
Lee Ogburn presents at the Perrin Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues Conference.
Lee Ogburn spoke at the HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Litigation Conference.
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" Baltimore in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham announced today that firm principal Lee Ogburn was named a recipient of the Maryland Legal Aid Equal Justice Council's 2018 Executive Director's Award.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, announced today that nine firm attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence and client service by the 2018 Chambers USA legal ranking guide.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
At Kramon & Graham we feel privileged to work with some of the nation’s most respected businesses and individuals to help them overcome complex legal challenges.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham, Natalie McSherry named to Top 10: 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list for eighth consecutive year12/12/2016
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 35 attorneys, announced today that twenty-one of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Andrew Jay Graham named "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Securities by Best Lawyers; Natalie McSherry named "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Defense08/15/2016
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that firm co-founder Andrew Jay Graham has been named the 2017 Litigation - Securities "Lawyer of the Year" and that Natalie McSherry has been named Medical Malpractice Defense "Lawyer if the Year" for Baltimore by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S. The "Lawyer of the Year" distinction is presented to individuals who have received outstanding ratings from their peers in Best Lawyers surveys.
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 34 attorneys, announced today that seventeen of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers legal ranking guide, including four up-and-coming attorneys who are recognized as "Rising Stars."
At a recent reception hosted by the Daily Record, Kramon & Graham principal Lee Ogburn was honored with a 2015 Leadership in Law Award.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that Lee Ogburn, chair of the firm’s insurance coverage practice, has been honored with a 2015 Leadership in Law award by The Daily Record.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce the recognition of several of its attorneys in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Lee Ogburn has become a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.
Kramon & Graham congratulates nineteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015.
Lee Ogburn was recently asked to join the Advisory Council of the Maryland Public Justice Center, an advisory board created to provide advice regarding impact litigation considered by the Center.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that eight of its Principals have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Kramon & Graham congratulates eighteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2014
Kramon & Graham is proud to announce that eight firm principals are listed in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Lee Ogburn received the "Champion of Justice" Award from the Equal Justice Council of Maryland Legal Aid on June 18th at its 16th Annual Recognition Breakfast.
Kramon & Graham is proud to announce that eight firm principals have been listed in the Nineteenth Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Andrew Jay Graham and Lee Ogburn are listed as Lawyers of the Year in the Nineteenth Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham attorneys named to Maryland Super Lawyers Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 lists; Super Lawyers; and Maryland Rising Stars.