Paul R. Kramer

  • Managing Partner


Baltimore, MD





Paul R. Kramer, LLC.,  focuses primarily on criminal defense in State and Federal courts. Its Principal, Paul R. Kramer, has been practicing criminal law for over forty (40) years. He has been in private practice since 1983. Previously, he served as the Deputy United States Attorney for the District of Maryland and was a federal prosecutor for twenty (20) years. He places a special emphasis on personalized attention to client's problems. He is often retained by larger law firms to act as co-counsel to their clients under criminal investigation or indictment or subpoenaed before grand juries. Paul R. Kramer has taught courses and lectured extensively in Criminal Trial Advocacy.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

      85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • American University
    • B.A.

Representative Cases

  • U.S. v. Sheffer, 896 F.2d 842, 1990, C.A.4 (Md.), 1990038668
  • Turner v. Dammon, 848 F.2d 440, 1988, C.A.4 (Md.), 1988071818
  • U. S. v. Salsbury, 430 F.2d 1045, 1970, C.A.4 (Md.), 1970119773
  • U.S. v. DiTommaso, 405 F.2d 385, 1968, C.A.4 (Md.), 1968120307
  • U. S. v. Agnew, 428 F.Supp. 1293, 1977, D.Md., 1977106166

Classes / Seminars

  • Instructor, Criminal Trial Advocacy, University of Maryland School of Law, Continuing Legal Education, 1975 to 1980
  • Associate Professor of Law, Legal Research, Villa Julie College, 1976 to 1980
  • Associate Professional Lecturer, Criminal Justice System, George Washington University, 1979 to 1979
  • Instructor, National District Attorney's Association, 1979 to 1979
  • Faculty Member, Federal Practice Institute of the Federal Bar Association, 1980 to 1986

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Member
  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Inquiry Committee for Baltimore City, 1993
  • Maryland State Bar, Board of Governors, 2005
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Assistant United States Attorney's Alumni Association of Maryland, Member, Board of Directors
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Member, Litigation District Court Subcommittee
  • Federal Judicial Conference for the Fourth Circuit, Permanent Member
  • Baltimore City Bar Association Foundation, President

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Attorney's Office, District of Maryland, Deputy United States Attorney, 1969 to 1983
  • United States Attorney's Office, District of Maryland, Assistant United States Attorney, 1963 to 1969
  • Legal Aid Agency, Federal Public Defenders Office, District of Columbia, Attorney, 1962 to 1963

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