KDLM was founded by Charles Kramer and Henry Dillof in 1950. Our firm grew nationally gaining a reputation for excellence in representing injured plaintiffs – particularly in complicated medical malpractice cases.
Thomas Moore recalls:
“When I met Charlie Kramer in 1978 he was a living legend. He was literally a pioneer in medical malpractice litigation, an extraordinary trial lawyer, a true gentleman, and a consummate teacher.
To truly understand Charlie’s gift, you would have to meet him. He was diminutive and soft-spoken, but uttered his words with pristine clarity and in commanding fashion. The secret to Charlie’s success as a trial lawyer was that he always made himself the least important person in the courtroom. The focus of the jury was on anything but him. This would enable him to make a powerful point in the most subtle manner, leaving an overwhelming impression on the jury. It was as if they wanted to make sure that he understood the significance of what he had just elicited from the witness. His inimitable style made Charlie a master at cross-examination.”
– Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore became senior partner of the firm in 1988. He and his wife, KDLM senior partner Judith Livingston, ensure that the firm’s core values of excellence and integrity are still evident in everything we do today.
The legacy and foundation of our firm will never be forgotten.
“There is an absolute commitment to excellence, to integrity, and to respect that permeates everything we do,” says KDLM partner Matthew Gaier. “The preparation and trial methods that Charlie Kramer pioneered are timeless. We serve the law and our clients with the highest ideals and most effective representation. It is a legacy of which we can be very proud.”
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