Lawyer joins state bar board
Northern Kentucky’s David Kramer elected to two-year term
from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Enquirer – January 22, 2008
by Patrick Crowley
A top Northern Kentucky trial lawyer has been elected to the Kentucky Bar Association’s board of governors.
David V. Kramer, a partner at Deters, Benzinger and LaVelle, will serve a two-year term on the board, which oversees the state’s legal profession.
Kramer will replace another Northern Kentucky lawyer, Margo Grubbs, who will finish her third term at the end of June.
“The board of governors works with the Kentucky Supreme Court on overseeing and regulating the practice of law in Kentucky,” said Kramer, a Campbell County native and Crestview Hills resident who serves on City Council.
“The board handles areas such as lawyer discipline, lawyer advertising and continuing legal education,” he said. “I’m excited and honored to serve. I am involved in community service, serving on council and previously on the (Kentucky) Lottery Board.
“But I have not done a lot to serve the profession, and this is a good way to do that.”
Erlanger lawyer Tom Rouse, also a board of governors member, described Kramer as a “wonderful guy and a fine man.”
“David will be a great addition to the board,” said Rouse, who is also Erlanger’s mayor. “He is thoughtful, intelligent, and he gives a damn about the image of the profession.”
According to his firm’s Web site, Kramer’s practice is concentrated in the areas of health law and litigation, insurance law and appellate practice. Over about three months in 2006, he won three defense jury verdicts in three separate courts. In one case, a plaintiff sought more than $120 million in damages.
Kramer is a graduate of Covington Latin, Xavier University and the University of Kentucky law school. He and his wife, Diane, have a 17-year-old daughter, Sarah« Back to news