DBL Law’s David Kramer Named Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

March 13, 2019, CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY –Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc is pleased to announce that David Kramer, a partner in the firm, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.  He was inducted as a Fellow at the College’s Spring Meeting in La Quinta, California, on March 2, 2019.

Founded in 1950, the College is comprised of pre-eminent members of the Trial Bar from the U.S. and Canada.  Fellowship is conferred by invitation only after careful investigation and peer review to experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds who have been marked by the highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality.  No more than 1% of the total lawyer population in any state or province can be named Fellows.  There are currently 68 Fellows of the College from Kentucky.  The College’s mission is to maintain and improve standards of trial practice, professionalism, legal ethics, and the administration of justice.

David Kramer joined DBL Law in 1986 and is currently Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.  He was named one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky in 2016 by Super Lawyers, and in the same year was named as Defense Lawyer of the Year by Kentucky Defense Counsel, a statewide organization of civil defense litigators.  In addition, he was recognized in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Litigation, and in 2009 was named a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America, the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.  In 2008, David was appointed by Governor Steven Beshear to serve as a Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association from 2008 to 2014.  He was the KBA’s representative on the Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee from 2011 to 2014.  Since January 2018 he has served as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Judiciary.

David is the principal author of the 6th edition of Thomson/West’s two-volume treatise on the Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure, part of the Kentucky Practice Series. The treatise, published in 2005, is frequently cited by Kentucky’s appellate courts and is widely regarded as the leading reference on the Kentucky civil rules.  He is a regular speaker at CLE seminars on civil and trial practice and legal ethics.