Accomplished trial attorney Jim Kramer is a shareholder at the Simmons Hanly Conroy law firm in New York City. He has secured more than $100 million in verdicts for his clients.

Kramer’s specialized expertise focuses on:

  • Complex toxic tort litigation
  • Asbestos-related cases
  • Mesothelioma cases

Before joining Simmons Hanly Conroy, Kramer was able to secure two of New York’s only verdicts in favor of clients whose cases involve asbestos contamination related to talcum powder. Since then, he has continued to litigate on behalf of plaintiffs exposed to asbestos in cosmetic talc, and most recently received a verdict on behalf of a cosmetologist in Philadelphia. 

Kramer also has extensive appellate experience and has argued several times before the New York Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, achieving favorable decisions that helped shape asbestos litigation.


  • Asbestos and Mesothelioma
  • Mass Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts


  • Rutgers University School of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • Rutgers University – Bachelor of Arts, English

Awards & Certifications

The Best Lawyers in America

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs (2023)

Thomson Reuters

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (2020-2022)
  • New York Metro Rising Stars (2015-2018)


  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association Products Liability Committee

Mass Tort Leadership Roles

Kramer’s standout asbestos verdict include:

  • $60 million verdict against A.O Smith, Burnham LLC and Peerless Industries Inc.
  • $40.1 million verdict against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • $16.5 million verdict against Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc.
  • $7.8 million against Jenkins Brothers
  • $7.3 million verdict against Union Carbide Corp.
  • $7 million verdict against Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc.
  • $3.8 million verdict against Washington Penn Plastics

About Our Contributing Experts

The contributing experts at are respected authorities in their fields. Their professional background, education, training and certifications qualify them to contribute trustworthy information and review our content to ensure it is accurate, comprehensive and up to date.