Lee H. Ogburn
Kramon & Graham P.A.
Community service is a tradition at Kramon & Graham P.A., according to principal Lee H. Ogburn.
“The firm has a tradition of its lawyers being involved outside the law firm — we put a premium on that. We actively, directly encourage it,” he said. “It’s good for people to be involved in more things than being in your office.”
He said that the national insurance coverage firm also prides itself in working hard to help create opportunities for junior lawyers to become experts and build their own practices.
Outside of the office, Ogburn serves as co-chair of the Equal Justice Council, helping to raise money for Maryland Legal Aid’s work to provide pro bono services to people in need.
“This is a cause every private lawyer should support,” he said.
Ogburn believes that a successful lawyer is a prudent customer servant.
“Practicing law is a five-lane highway, and there is a spot for people with all kinds of interests and all kinds of priorities, as long as one priority is excellent service to clients.”
Outside the office, he manages to find at least four hours a week to work as Board of Overseers chair for the Baltimore School for the Arts.
One of his daughters graduated from the school, and Ogburn said he remains involved because he wants to be a part of its work to help talented teens excel.
“These kids work really hard at something they have a talent for, and it works — they improve, and they apply it outside the arts,” he said. “It really does change kids’ lives, and that’s why it’s so interesting and important to me.”