Christopher W. Kramer

Member

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.

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 20072009), 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 (2009present), 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

Upcoming Presentations

  • Speaker, “Eminent Domain for Right of Way Professionals,” International Education Conference, International Right of Way Association (IRWA), Portland, Oregon (June 10, 2019)
  • Speaker, 58th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies Annual Law Conference, Cleveland, OH (July 20-25, 2019)

Recent Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Land Use Practice Pointers,” International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) 2019 Mid-Year Seminar at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. (March 2019)
  • Speaker, “Eminent Domain & Relocation Case Law Update: Developments in Arizona and Across the Country,” International Right of Way Association (IRWA), Kachina Chapter 28, 60th Annual Educational Seminar (March 2019)
  • Speaker, “Loss of Access: How to Prove Just Compensation and Damages,” American Law Institute’s Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference (January 2019)
  • Panelist, “Right-of Way Best Practices in Light of Recent Trends in Eminent Domain Law”, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, American Law Institute CLE (January 2019)
  • Panelist, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, American Law Institute CLE (February 2018)

Memberships

Arizona Condemnation Summit

  • Co-Chair (2009present)

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

  • Eminent Domain and Land Use Committee
    • Member (2014present)
    • Program Chair (2015 – present)

Arizona Eminent Domain Conference

  • Co-Chair (20072009)

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Civil Jury Instructions Committee (20032005)
    • Chair, Eminent Domain Sub-Committee
  • Member, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (19921994)