Special to The Daily Record//May 15, 2018
By Special to The Daily Record
//May 15, 2018
Kramer & Connolly
Irwin R. Kramer has counseled hundreds of lawyers on how to improve their practices to better provide for their clients and themselves. Through his regular media commentary, he has also devoted significant time to informing the public of legal issues, including his creation of the Legal Television Network and as a member of the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission.
“My proudest moments as a lawyer do not make headlines,” he said. “Privileged to represent other attorneys faced with the anxiety of complaints filed with the Attorney Grievance Commission, I deeply value the opportunity to help them through a dark chapter of their careers,” said Kramer as his most significant professional accomplishment. The former law professor who continues to teach innumerable courses has been a mentor to thousands of new lawyers.
Kramer’s practice now revolves around helping new law graduates overcome obstacles to bar admission and helping new and veteran attorneys comply with ethical obligations.
For the past six years, Irwin has served on the Board of Directors of the Reisterstown Improvement Association, where he chairs the design committee, which works with community leaders and public officials to enhance the preservation of the historic district and build a more cohesive community.
“I believe it is important that we, as lawyers, share our knowledge with the public at large so they may better understand their legal rights and obligations,” said Kramer on serving society at large. By appearing regularly as an analyst on television, he has “expanded my classroom” to explain how the legal system really works. Kramer began his career as a litigation associate with Weinberg and Green (Saul Ewing) in 1987.
He has since taught at the University of Chicago Law School, Detroit College of Law (Michigan State University College of Law), American University’s Washington College of Law as scholar-in-residence and the University of Maryland School of Law.
His numerous honors include Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of Public Understanding of the Law from the Maryland Bar Foundation, and Innovator of the Year, The Daily Record, 2014.