Christopher W. Kramer

Member

Overview

Mr. Kramer’s practice emphasizes eminent domain and condemnation litigation and consulting, primarily representing condemning authorities. In over 30 years in practice, he has condemned property for all manner of infrastructure. Mr. Kramer advises clients on litigation avoidance through mitigation of impacts and damages to properties affected by public projects. He also serves as an ombudsman and/or mediator in eminent domain, property rights and property valuation matters throughout the United States.

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Areas of Focus
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Property Rights and Valuation
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory Compliance
Education

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School (1986)

B.S., Illinois State University (1981)

Biography

Mr. Kramer’s practice emphasizes eminent domain and condemnation litigation and consulting, primarily representing condemning authorities. In over 30 years in practice, he has condemned property for all manner of infrastructure. Mr. Kramer advises clients on litigation avoidance through mitigation of impacts and damages to properties affected by public projects. He also serves as an ombudsman and/or mediator in eminent domain, property rights and property valuation matters throughout the United States.

Mr. Kramer has presented dozens of programs on eminent domain for the State Bar of Arizona, the National and Arizona Eminent Domain Conferences (co-chair 2007-2009), National Business Institute, International Right of Way Association, American Council of Engineering Companies, Institute of Traffic Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. He chairs the Arizona Condemnation Summit (2009-present), which attracts nearly 300 lawyers, judges, appraisers and right of way professionals annually.

Mr. Kramer is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and Illinois State University.  He is admitted to the state bars in Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Nevada (2014)
  • Arizona (1990)
  • California (1986)

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1990)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1987)

Media and Presentations

Presentations

  • “Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation,” American Law Institute CLE (February 2018)

Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

  • Chair, Civil Jury Instructions Committee (20032005)
  • Chair, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (19921994)

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

  • Chair, Eminent Domain and Land Use Committee (2014present)
  • Chair, Program Committee (20162018)

Arizona Condemnation Summit

  • Co-Chair, Arizona Condemnation Summit (2009present)