Steven Kramer

Kramer Law Firm
999 Douglas Ave Ste 3333
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 834-4847
www.mykramerlawfirm.com


Orlando Attorney Steven D. Kramer is the founder of Kramer Law Firm.

Kramer has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for 2012 - 2021 (Woodward/White, 18th-21st Editions).

Best Lawyers is a publication of outstanding attorneys compiled by more than 3.9 million peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Best Lawyers is partnered with U.S. News & World Report, the leading rankings publication in the U.S.

A very small percentage of Attorneys in the United States are listed in Best Lawyers. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to be included in Best Lawyers.

Kramer was also recently recognized in Florida's Best Lawyers 2013 - 2021 Editions (featured in the Wall Street Journal and Orlando Sentinel).

Kramer has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Orlando by Orlando Magazine for 2012 - 2021 as a Legal Elite Up & Comer by Florida Trend Magazine in 2010 and 2013, a Top Lawyer by Orlando Style Magazine, and Kramer has been rated 10 out of 10 as "superb" by Avvo.com since 2009.

Community

Steven D. Kramer was born in Florida and graduated from Longwood Elementary, Greenwood Lakes Middle School, and Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida.

Kramer has served as President of the prestigious William's Inn of Court, President of the Seminole County Bar Association, President of the Seminole County Legal Aid Society, is a Member of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, and he serves as Vice-Chairman and Commissioner on the Judicial Nominating Commission (18th Circuit).

Kramer is a weekly guest on the Philips Phile on Real Radio 104.1 FM and nationally on Sirius XM/I Heart radio. Kramer is also a weekly guest for “Kramer Makes the Call” on the Monsters in the Morning Show also on Real Radio 104.1 WTKS and Sirius XM/I Heart Radio.

Kramer has served as a legal analyst for various media outlets including Fox 35 News, News 96.5 WDBO, and Mix 105.1 WOMX.

Drive and Creativity

Before becoming an attorney, Kramer was a professional musician and composer. Kramer believes that the challenges of mastering music keep his mind keen, his demeanor humble, and that the creativity it fosters will serve his clients well by giving him the insight to approach every case fresh and to develop innovative and unique strategies.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
       
  • HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, Boston, Massachusetts

Certificate, Leading Small Business Through It’s Lifecycle, June 2012
       
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW, Gainesville, Florida

Certificate, Intellectual Property, December 2002
       
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW, Gainesville, Florida

Juris Doctor, December 2002

Activities/Honors:

Academic Honors: Dean’s List Fall 2002, Dean’s List Spring 2002, Dean’s List Summer 2001, Dean’s List Summer 2000

National Deans List/ Who’s Who Among American Law Students

Chester H. Ferguson Scholarship

Law School Toastmasters, Treasurer 1999

Mediation and Negotiation Clinic

Entertainment and Sports Law Society

Intellectual Property and Technology Association

Music Law Conference
       
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Arts, May 1999

Major: Political Science; Minor: History

Completed all coursework and studies for Bachelor’s Degree within three academic years

Activities/Honors:

Graduated with Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude

Honors Thesis

Academic Honors: President’s List Fall 1997, Dean’s List Spring 1999, Dean’s List Fall 1998, Dean’s List Spring 1998, Dean’s List Summer 1997, Dean’s List Spring 1997, Dean’s List Summer 1996

Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society

Golden Key National Honor Society

Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Historian 1998

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
       
  • American College of Attorneys

 President, 2014-Present 
       
  • Seminole County Bar Association

President, 2009- 2010

President-Elect, 2008-2009

Secretary, 2008-2009

Treasurer, 2007-2008 
       
  • Seminole County Legal Aid Society

President, 2016- 2017

President, 2010- 2011

Vice-President, 2009-2010

Director, 2009-Present
       
  • Williams’ Inn of Court

President, 2011- 2012

President-Elect, 2010-2011

Ethics Chair, 2009-2010

Secretary, 2008-2009

Program Chair, 2007-2008

Director, 2012-Present
       
  • Judicial Nominating Commission(Eighteenth Judicial Circuit), 2013

Vice-Chairman, 2013-2016

Commissioner, 2013-2016
       
  • Appointed by the Chief Justice to theFlorida Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Pro Bono Advisory Committee, 2011
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  • Seminole County Young Lawyers Division

Co-Founder

Director, 2006-2009
       
  • Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra

Director, 2011 
       
  • Florida Hospital Foundation/Community Advisory Board

Director/Member, 2013-Present

Community Development Action Committee

Eden Spa, Founding 100, Florida Hospital Altamonte

AWARDS/HONORS
       
  • News & World Report, Best Law Firms - Kramer Law recognized, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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  • Super Lawyers - Kramer Law recognized, 2021
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  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015-Present
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  • America’s Top 100 AttorneysLifetime Achievement Award, 2018
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  • Forty Under 40 WinnerOrlando Business Journal, 2014
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  • Orlando Sentinel Best Bet-Kramer Law recognized as one of the top 3 law firms in OrlandoOrlando Sentinel, 2014, 2015
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  • “One” Pro Bono Service Award,Florida Supreme Court, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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  • Florida’s Best Lawyers(Featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Orlando Sentinel), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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  • Election to The Best Lawyers in America(Woodward/White), 2012-2020
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  • Diplomate in Estate Planning Law, American College of Attorneys, 2016- Present
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  • Best of the Bar, American College of Attorneys, 2016-Present
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  • Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award(18th Judicial Circuit), 2013
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  • Orlando’s Best Lawyers, Orlando Magazine, 2012-Present
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  • Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, 2016; Up and Comer 2010, 2013, Legal Elite, 2016, Legal Elite 2019, Legal Elite 2020
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  • Pro Bono Stars, Florida Trend Magazine, 2013
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  • Orlando’s Top Lawyers, Orlando Style Magazine, 2012
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  • “Law Firm of the Month,”Attorney at Law Magazine, February 2012
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  • 10/10.0 Superb Ratingwww.avvo.com, 2009-Present
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  • Attorney of the Year Award, Seminole County Young Lawyers, 2011-2012
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  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Rated Preeminent Attorney, 2012-2019
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  • Pro-Bono Service Award, Seminole County Legal Aid Society, 2011
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  • Nomination to Forty Under 40, Orlando Business Journal, 2008, 2011, 2013
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  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Supreme Court, 2010
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  • Service Award, Brevard County Bar Association, 2010
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  • President’s Award, Seminole County Legal Aid Society, 2010, 2017
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  • The Distinguished Pro Bono Award, Seminole County Legal Aid Society, 2009

EMPLOYMENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS
       
  • Founder,Kramer Law Firm, P.A., Attorneys & Counselors at Law Orlando, Florida
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  • Former Outside Counsel,American Automobile Association, Inc. Heathrow, Florida 
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  • Former General Counsel,Orlando Predators, Arena Football Team, Orlando, Florida 

PRESENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
       
  • Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents
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  • Seminole County Chamber of Commerce
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  • Orlando Regional Realtors Association (ORRA)
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  • Seminole County Legal Aid, Contributing Attorney
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  • Florida Attorneys Saving Homes (FASH)
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  • Florida Justice Teaching Program
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  • Community Leaders and Elected Officials (CLEO), Sanford, Florida
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  • Florida Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
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  • Seminole County Public Schools, Superintendent’s Circle
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  • Orange County Bar Association
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  • Florida Bar Association: Business Section, Young Lawyers Division, Trial Lawyers Section, Criminal Defense Section, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
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  • Tiger Bay Club of Orlando, Florida
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  • Metro Orlando Recovery Residences, Director, 2005-Present
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  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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  • American Bar Association

 

PRESENT AND PAST BAR ADMISSIONS
       
  • United States Federal Court, Middle District of Florida
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  • United States Federal Court, Northern District of Florida
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  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
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  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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  • United States Tax Court
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  • United States Supreme Court
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  • Florida Bar Association
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  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
       
  • Panelist, Avoiding Risky Business and Preparing for Success, Sponsored by the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar and the National Association of Women Business Owners, National Entrepreneurship Center, Orlando, Florida, June 2017
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  • Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Business Law, Seminole State College, Fall 2014 & Fall 2015
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  • Keynote Speaker, 2015 Small Business Awards, Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, 2015
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  • Author, “What to Do After a Car Crash,”Lake Mary Life Magazine, September/October 2015
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  • Co-Author, “From Frye to Daubert and the Effect on Criminal Cases,” The Briefs, Orange County Bar Association, January 2015
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  • Author, “The Florida Information Protection Act and Its Effect on Businesses,”I4 Business Magazine, November 2014
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  • Author, “Dramshop Liability: Is the Host Liable if a Guest Becomes Intoxicated at a Holiday Party and Then Gets into a Car Accident,”Lake Mary Life Magazine, October/November 2014
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  • Author, “5 Things to Know About the Hobby Lobby Decision and Your Business,”Orlando Business Journal, June 2014, syndicated to the Jacksonville Business Journal and South Florida Business Journal, July 2014
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  • Guest Speaker, “Lawyer for Life: Finding Happiness as a Lawyer,”Seminole County Bar Association, July 2014
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  • Author, “Three Ways Your Business Complicates Divorce,”I4 Business Magazine, June 2014
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  • Author, “The ‘P’ Word: 4 Reasons Not to Fear a Prenup,”Lake Mary Life Magazine, May/June 2014
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  • Author, “Look Before You Leap,”Lake Mary Life Magazine, May/June 2013
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  • Co-Author and Lecturer, “Foreclosure: An Overview,” Seminole County Government Television and Seminole State College, May 2013
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  • Lecturer, “Advance Directives and Estate Planning,”Meals on Wheels, Longwood, Florida, May 2014
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  • Author, “When Foreclosure Follows Divorce,”Orlando Style Magazine, December 2012
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  • Author, “How to Sniff Out Horse Sense in Business Lawyers,” Orlando Style Magazine, November 2012
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  • Author, “Recognizing Great Lawyers,”Orlando Style Magazine, September 2012
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  • Editorial Advisory Board, Attorney at LawMagazine, 2011-2013
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  • Lecturer and Author, “Essentials of Foreclosure Defense,”Law Review CLE, Hilton, Orlando, Florida, 2012
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  • Lecturer, “How to Survive & Recover in a Bad Economy,”Seminole State College, Sanford, Florida, 2012
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  • Lecturer and Author, “Foreclosure:  The Impact on the Family and Family Law, Oh What a Tangled Web!,”Florida Bar Registered CLE, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 2011
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  • Lecturer, “Foreclosure Defense Strategies,”IDC Building, Altamonte Springs, 2009
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  • Panelist, “Ethical Issues in Trademark and Copyright Practice,”Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Orlando, FL, 2008
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  • Moderator, “The Fate of Florida No-Fault Law, Policy, Practice and Legislation,”Williams' Inn of Court, Heathrow, FL, 2008
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  • Lecturer, “Advance Health Directives and Durable Healthcare Powers of Attorney,”Dialyses of Central Florida, Sanford, FL, 2007
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  • Moderator, "Legal Jeopardy," Joint Meeting of the Central Florida Inns of Court and the Williams' Inns of Court, 2007
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  • Lecturer, "Effective Estate Planning,"Safe Harbor Center, Sanford, FL, 2006
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  • Lecturer, "Intergenerational Estate Planning,"Foster Grandparents Organization, Sanford, FL, 2006
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  • Judge, International Negotiation Competition, Florida A & M Law School, 2006
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  • Judge, Southeastern Mock Trial Competition, University of Central Florida, 2006
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  • Author, “The Rise of Two Party Florida,”University of Florida Press, 1999 (Honors Thesis)

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

 (TELEVISION)

Primary Legal Analyst/Political Analyst
       
  • Local 6 News, WKMG CBS 6 Orlando, Local CBS Affiliate, 2014-Present

Legal Analyst
       
  • Fox 35 News, WOFL Fox 35 Orlando, Local Fox Affiliate, 2014-2015

 Assorted Appearances as Legal/Political Analyst 
       
  • Local 6 News, WKMG CBS 6 Orlando, Local CBS Affiliate, 2009-2013
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  • Fox 35 News, WOFL Fox 35 Orlando, Local Fox Affiliate, 2009-2013
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  • WESH News, WESH NBC 2 Orlando, Local NBC Affiliate, 2013-2016
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  • Local News, WFTV ABC 9 Orlando, Local ABC Affiliate, 2014
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  • Local News, Central Florida News 13, Brighthouse Cable News Network, 2012-2013

 

(RADIO/PODCAST)

Host/Co-Host
       
  • “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Manliness,” Podcast & Real Radio 104.1 WTKS Orlando/I Heart Radio Nationally, 2014- 2020, Co-Host
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  • React Now: Zimmerman on Trial,News 96.5 WDBO Orlando, Daily Radio Program on the George Zimmerman Trial], Co-Host/Guest Host

Weekly Featured Guest/Legal Analyst
       
  • The Monsters of the Morning, Real Radio 104.1 FM WTKS Orlando/ I Heart Radio Nationally, 2011-Present
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  • The Jim Colbert ShowReal Radio 104.1 FM WTKS Orlando/ I Heart Radio Nationally, 2019-Present
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  • The Philips PhileReal Radio 104.1 FM WTKS Orlando/ I Heart Radio Nationally, 2013- 2018
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  • Sports Rx, 9 FM The Game WYGM, 2014-2017
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  • Bud Hedinger Live5 FM WFLF/WFLA Orlando/ I Heart Radio Nationally, 2013-2015
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  • SBK Live, Real Radio 104.1 FM WTKS, Orlando, 2009-2013

 

Recurring Guest/Legal Analyst
       
  • A Mediocre Time: The Tom and Dan Show & A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan, Podcast & Real Radio 104.1 WTKS Orlando/I Heart Radio Nationally, 2014-Present
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  • Good Morning Orlando, 5 WFLA2015-2016
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  • George Zimmerman Trial, WFLF/WFLA 102.5FM Orlando, 2013
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  • George Zimmerman Trial,Real Radio 104.1 FM WTKS Orlando, 2013
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  • Casey Anthony Trial,Real Radio 104.1 FM WTKS Orlando, 2011

Assorted Appearances as Legal Analyst
       
  • News, 96.5 FM WDBO Orlando 2013-Present
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  • News,Mix 105.1 FM WOMX Orlando, 2013- 2014
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  • The Shannon Burke Show, The Bone WHBT 102.5 FM, Tampa, 2013-2014
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  • People Power Hour,810 AM WEUS Orlando, 2009-2010
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  • Moira’s Mixed Company, 102.5 WFLA, 2018

 

(FILM)
       
  • A Mediocre Documentary with Tom and Dan, Documentary Film, Producer, 2018

(OTHER PRINT AND WEB APPEARANCES)
       
  • “Man Charged with Felony Over Now-Legal Sale of Hemp and CBD Products,” Florida Today, October, 2019
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  • “A Novel Lawsuit Takes on Workplace-Addiction Epidemic,” com, March 3, 2016
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  • “George Zimmerman Posts Revenge Porn Photos, Twitter Suspends his Account,” com, December 4, 2015
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  • “Why This Entrepreneur Wears Many Hats,” Orlando Business Journal, October 31, 2015; Upstart Business Journal (bizjournals.com) October 31, 2015
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  • “Why Two Jobs Are Better Than One,” Orlando Business Journal, October 2, 2015
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  • “How Lawyers Use Twitter,” Rocket Matter/www.legalproductivity.com, March 9, 2015
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  • “What Does the Coming Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage Mean for Florida?” The Broward/Palm Beach New Times, February 9, 2015
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  • “Pets or Pests: Dealing with Companion Animals,” Cooperator Magazine, February 2015
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  • “Follow That Lawyer: 8 Central Florida Lawyers with Twitterati Status,” Orlando Business Journal, January 23, 2015
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  • “Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests,” Orlando Sentinel, January 8, 2015
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  • “Seminole County Man Recognized as ’40 Under 40,’” Sanford Herald, December 8, 2014
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  • “Focus: Kramer Law Firm,” Lake Mary Life Magazine, December 2014
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  • “Redlight Camera Fight Escalates with South Florida Lawsuit,” Miami Herald, October 28, 2014; Bradenton Herald, October 29, 2014
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  • “How a DUI Can Tank Your Credit,” com, October 27, 2014
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  • “Fight to Legalize Gay Marriage Only Gets Hotter,” Sunshine State News, August 23, 2014
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  • “Florida Supreme Court Finds Red Light Camera Ordinances Invalid,” Daytona Beach News Journal, June 12, 2014
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  • “Movers & Shakers,” typepad.com, June 4, 2013
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  • “What Happens if You Ignore a Parking Ticket?” comand www.finance.yahoo.com, May 29, 2014
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  • “Attorney’s Honored for Legal Service to the Community,” Lake Mary Life Magazine, March/April 2013
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  • “Trends, What is the Most Overlooked Business Liability,”Orlando Business Journal, June 2011
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  • “Legal Advice a Critical Part of Starting a New Business,”Orlando Business Journal, June 18, 2010
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  • “Tastes Like Chikin,” Orlando Weekly, May 5, 2010
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  • “Step by Step: How to Hire a Lawyer,” Orlando Sentinel, February 8, 2010

HOBBIES/INTERESTS
       
  • Playing piano, guitar, ukulele, singing and composing music
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  • Former touring professional musician. Featured on MTV, MTV 2, Fuse, and VH1, numerous websites, as well as in print publications including Alternative Press.  Licensed musical compositions for television shows and videogames such as The Newlyweds, The Osbournes, and Sorority Life.  Performances at music industry conferences including CMJ, South by Southwest and Macrock.
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  • Avid movie buff. Some favorite movies: The Empire Strikes Back, The Big Lebowski, Annie Hall, Chinatown, Rushmore.