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About: Valerie L. Kramer

Valerie L. KramerValerie L. Kramer – I’ve been in practice for nearly 30 years; In addition to my law degree, I have a MBA in the areas of finance and accounting.

My goal is simple: to provide excellent legal counsel while keeping my clients’ bottom line in mind.

Practice Areas:

Litigation and transactional matters in the areas of Business, Trademark, Copyright, Collections and general civil matters – including, but not limited to:

Experience:

  • Business Attorney – Heinly, Benson, Killian & Kramer, An Association of Attorneys Other Than a Partnership
    1988 – 2015 (27 years)
    Tustin, California
  • Comptroller/Legal Affairs – Scrappy Ladies’ Club, Inc.
    March 2011 – March 2013 (2 years)
    Tustin, California
  • Associate Attorney – Law Offices of Eric B. Kaminsky
    1986 – 1988 (2 years)
    Tustin, California
  • Commercial Lines Underwriter – Commercial Union Insurance Companies
    1978 – 1980 (2 years)

Education:

  • Willamette University College of Law JD – Law Degree
    1980 – 1984
    Activities and Societies: Phi Delta Phi
  • Willamette University – MBA Finance and Accounting
    1980 – 1984

Admitted to Practice, Court Admissions & Jurisdictions:

  • California State Bar, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California;
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit;
  • United States Supreme Court;
  • All Courts of the State of California

Organizations:

  • Business Network International (Tustin Chapter)
  • Santa Ana Elks Lodge 794

Orange County Business Lawyer Valerie Kramer’s Clients Speak:

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johnJohn Farmer
System Administrator of ETC GLOBAL
We use Valarie for our Business Corporation and have had excellent success, she is detailed and can explain things in layman terms, to make sure you know how the law works.

–John Farmer Jr.
Vice President
AbCOMM Communications, Inc.
November 19, 2009

rayRay Cruz
Member at BNI Playmakers
Valerie is very professional. She writes contracts for me. She follows the letter of the law and doesn’t play games. She always looks at the problems that could arise and how she can legally avoid them. I continually recommend her to all of my associates and friends.

–Ray Cruz
Member at BNI Playmakers
November 19, 2009

jeffJeff Lambert
Business Development, nuOrder Tech
I’ve known Val for years and finally had the pleasure of working with her. When my company needed an attorney to review contracts we interviewed several — and it’s a good thing we decided to go with Val. She was informative, had a great understanding of what we wanted to accomplish, and was ALWAYS looking out for our best interest. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

–Jeff Lambert
Business Development, nuOrder Tech
April 4, 2012

tomTom Tice
President at Lakeview Consulting
It has been my good fortune to have Valerie represent my Company and myself on several important occasions. Her research and attention to details are impeccable, as is her tenacity in providing the best outcomes for my Company. As a businessman I appreciated her straight forward, yet professional approach in keeping me informed on complex legal issues while always moving forward in an expeditious, yet prudent manner.
I would highly recommend the legal services of Valerie Kramer to anyone seeking highly motivated and competent representation.

–Thomas Tice
President at Lakeview Consulting
April 11, 2013

steveSteve Zegler
Individual, Professional
I used Valerie as my attorney many times and have always found great results in the product that she produces for me. She is an expert and always on time.

I found her to be of high integrity and quite personable.

–Steve Zegler
April 12, 2013

billBill Campbell III, CFA
Investment Analyst, Teacher, Magician
Many people will recommend Val as an excellent civil attorney. She knows her stuff, she’s thorough, and her integrity is beyond reproach. Her motto is, “Call Val first”: she would much rather prevent a legal problem ex ante than clean up a problem ex post, and she has the skill and foresight to be able to anticipate virtually any problem and prevent it: a rare ability.

All of these are good reasons to recommend Val, but they’re not the reasons that I recommend Val. Many attorneys possess some of these qualities, and a few possess all of these qualities. Val possesses all of them, but adds to that mix a quality that is incredibly rare in attorneys: value. Unlike many attorneys – competent or not – Val will not advocate a one-hundred-dollar solution to a ten-dollar problem (though these days, it’s more like a one-thousand-dollar solution to a one-hundred-dollar problem). If she sees that her involvement will be uneconomical to her client, she says so. It’s just one example of how Val puts the interests of her clients first, a rare feat these days.

It’s been a pleasure to work with Val in the past, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

–Bill Campbell III, CFA
Investment Analyst, Teacher, Magician
August 21, 2009

garyGary Capolino
Owner, The Part-Time CFO, Inc.
I had the pleasure to work with Ms. Kramer as a volunteer with Inventors’ Forum, and Non-Profit Inventors Club in Orange County, CA.

While the task in front of us wasn’t significant, she always demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, and I learned about a few very successful representations for some very good friends of mine.

Additionally, Ms. Kramer was always very active in lending unsolicited advice to help me further my own practice, and for those “casual” suggestions, I am forever grateful.

–Gary Capolino
Owner, The Part-Time CFO, Inc.
August 19, 2009, Gary was with another company when working with Valerie.

kathrynKathryn Fields
Owner, Law Offices of Kathryn V. Fields
I’ve known Valerie for over 25 years. She is one of the most goal-oriented, success-focused attorneys I have ever had the good fortune of working with. She achieves success through hard work, attention to detail, and thorough command of procedural and substantive knowledge of her practice areas. I’ve recommended Valerie to my own clients (here in Washington) who have also needed legal representation in the Orange County, CA area. Based on the feedback I’ve gotten, I would not hesitate do so in the future should the need arise again.

–Kathryn Fields
Owner, Law Offices of Kathryn V. Fields
August 9, 2009, Kathryn was with another company when working with Valerie.

rebeccaRebecca Kaminsky
Assistant Professor of English at Irvine Valley College
I have been lucky to know Valerie for most of my life. Over the years she has always provided me with practical and thoughtful advice. Valerie is a strong advocate for her clients, is the utmost professional, and always strives to provide honest and insightful answers and solutions. She works hard to provide top-notch legal advice to all who use her services. It is my pleasure to recommend and refer Valerie Kramer.

–Rebecca Kaminskyless
Assistant Professor of English at Irvine Valley College
August 6, 2009

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Here is how we put clients first:

1. Clients First. There is no coincidence that clients are our first priority.  As part of our client first approach we are always available either by telephone or email in the event of an emergency.  Unlike most law firms, we realize that most people work between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. so we make ourselves available in the early mornings, evenings, and even on the weekends when necessary. Many firms believe they exist solely to make money — our belief is that Orange County Lawyer Group is successful because we really, proactively, strive to serve our clients.  Every decision our office makes is made from the standpoint of what is best for the client.  In the end, well-served clients lead to a strong, positive, and profitable law practice.

2. Embracing Technology. In the 21st century technology is a must.  Employing cutting-edge case management software, remote document management tools, online research, and a paperless file management system we are able to keep our clients informed around the clock while keeping costs to a minimum and productivity at a maximum.  Technology is also important to our commitment to the environment; we are proud to be a paper LESS office.  Our increased productivity and decreased costs mean significant costs savings to you, the client — again, this is all part our office’s client first approach.

3. Flexible Fees. There is no one size fits all answer in the law so why should a lawyer impose one size fits all billing?  At Orange County Lawyer Group, we bring our client first approach to our billing practices as well.  We will work with our client to determine what is fair and what the appropriate fit is on a case-by-case basis. Moreover, where possible, we offer flat fee packages in areas like entity formation and other more ‘transactional’ law.

4. Flexible Payments. For some clients, the billable hour is the right approach, for others a flat fee-billing is the right fit. We accept credit cards. We will consider a contingency fee basis for some litigation and commercial collections or judgment enforcement cases. Finally, payment plans are also an option for some as well. Bottom line: we approach your fees the same way we approach the right legal strategy: based on the facts in your case.

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