Jeffrey A. Cramer

Attorney and Counsellor at Law

Jeffrey Cramer

Jeffrey A. Cramer holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review. He has been admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Florida. With more than 35 years experience as a civil trial lawyer, Jeff successfully has handled a wide variety of personal injury and employment-discrimination claims, contract and family disputes, as well as probate and guardianship contests in both trial and appellate courts. Jeff also has been an adjunct professor of employment law at Florida Coastal School of Law, a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars and has published several articles on civil trial issues.

Jeff has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as both a circuit court and family mediator. He has received the highest rating from his peers, “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Company, is listed in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” and “Who’s Who in American Law.” Jeff has served as Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association President and both as Northwest Florida Chapter President and member of the National Board of Directors of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.

The extensive trial experience gathered from handling thousands of diverse civil matters has provided the skills necessary for Jeff to embark on the next phase of his career, helping people and families to plan effectively for their future. For the past several years, Jeff has focused his law practice on estate planning, estate administration (including probate), guardianship and elder law. During this time he has developed a Three-Step estate planning process that is unique in Jacksonville. With Cramer Law Center’s “Life Legacy”  program, Jeff keeps his clients’ estate plans current and up to date on an annual basis. He is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, an experienced, cutting-edge group of forward thinking lawyers who collaborate and educate on the latest estate planning laws and techniques. Jeff also is a certified legacy advisor helping clients pass on their wisdom along with their wealth. As a result, Cramer Law Center now offers clients the combination of the support of a group of experienced estate planning colleagues from around the country along with Jeff’s own extensive legal background and experience.

Jeff is married and his wife, Melinda, is the office’s resident “right-brain” person, assisting clients’ with leaving a legacy for their loved ones and putting the fun into estate planning. Together, Jeff and Melinda have three children and two grandsons, Henry and James, who are now the focus of their time outside the office.

Five Flags Sertoma Club
President, 1985 – 1986
Distinguished Honor Club Award, 1986
Leadership Pensacola, 1985 – 1986
Pensacola Vanderbilt Club
President, 1985 – 1990
Sertoma International
Gulf Coast District Governor, 1986 – 1987
Distinguished Governor Award, 1987
Speech and Hearing Board, Baptist Health Care Foundation, 1987
Temple Beth-El
Board of Trustees, 1987 – 1988
Partners in Education
Warrington Elementary School – Pensacola, 1990 – 1998
Rufus Payne Elementary School – Jacksonville, 1994 – 2000
Etz Chaim Synagogue
Board of Directors, 2002 – 2003
Jacksonville Vanderbilt Club
Alumni Recruiting Chair, 2005 – 2008
Southside Businessmen’s Club
National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
Certified Legacy Advisor – Sunbridge Legacy
Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida
Florida Bar Elder Law Section
Martindale-Hubbell Rating: “AV”
Listed in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” and “Who’s Who in American Law”
Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association President, 1990 – 1991
American Board of Trial Advocates
Northwest Florida Chapter President, 1992
National Board of Directors, 1993
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, June, 1990 – May 31, 2005
International Association of Defense Counsel, 1993-1998
Circuit Court Certified Mediator, January, 1995 – December, 2008
Certified Family Law Mediator, January, 2005 – December, 2008
Board Certified Worker’s Compensation Lawyer, August, 1988 – August, 2003
Florida Bar
Worker’s Compensation Rules Committee, 1980 – 1983
Health Law Committee, 1983 – 1986
Waiver of the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege: The “Garden Variety” Damages Conundrum The checkoff, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section, March, 2008.
Consumer Protection Under the Florida Consumer Finance Act:

Illusion or Reality?
27 U.Fla. Law Review (Winter, 1975)
Discovery of Hospital and Medical Records, 58 Fla. Bar Journal (March,1984)
Guest Editor, Worker’s Compensation Section News and 440 Report
(March/April 1985 and November/December 1985)
1975 – 1984
Stallworth v. Monsanto Co. 558 F. 2d 257 (5th Cir. 1977); Cavalier Ins. Corp. v. Myles, 347 So. 2d 1060 (Fla. 1st DCA 1977); Hamm v. City of Milton, 358 So.2d 121 (Fla. 1st DCA 1978); Blue Shield of Fla. v. Woodlief, 359 So.2d 883 (Fla. 1st DCA 1978); Whitney v. United States, 451 F.Supp. 669 (N.D. Fla. 1978); Tri-County Community Council v. Gillis, 384 So.2d 48 (Fla. 1st DCA 1980); Armour & Co. v. Cannon, 384 So.2d 1128 (Fla. 1st DCA 1981); Exxon Office Systems Co., QWIP Division v. Lewis, 422 So.2d 955 (Fla. 1st DCA 1982); Universal Corp. v. Lawson, 447 So.2d 293 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984); DOT v. Hanes, 448 So.2d 1130 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984)
635 West Garden Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
1984 -1998
Nicholas v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 503 So.2d 993 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987); Dennison & Sansom, P.A. v. Gregory, 506 So. 2d 1044 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987); Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Moffett, 513 So.2d 1345 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987); Distinctive Builders of Panama City, Inc. v. Walker, 518 So.2d 1351 (Fla. 1st DCA 1988); United States Fire Ins. Co. v. Coachmen Industries, Inc., 528 So. 2d 1351 (Fla. 1st DCA 1988); Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. v. Morgan, 533 So. 2d 783 (Fla 1st DCA 1988); Hepworth v. Hatcher, 553 So. 2d 1169 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989); Franklin v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 566 So. 2d 529 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990); Wyse v. Fitzgerald & Co., 581 So. 2d 170 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991); Imhof v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., 614 So.2d 622 (Fla. 1st DCA 1993); Coulter v. Consolidated Employment Benefits, 638 So. 2d 940 (Fla. 1st DCA 1994); Hart v. Corbin’s Bailed Pine Straw, 641 So. 2d 867 (Fla. 1st DCA 1994); Imhof v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., 643 So.2d 617 (Fla. 1994); Wright v. Florida Hardware Co., 659 So. 2d 1093 (Fla. 1st DCA 1995); Guarantee Mutual Life Co. v. McCartney, 672 So.2d 636 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996); B.R. v. Pope & Associates, 675 So. 2d 124 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996); G’Sell v. Odom, 675 So. 2d 932 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996); American International Adjusting Co. v. Fireman’s Fund, 679 So. 2d 776 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996).
3030 Hartley Rd., Suite #290
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
1993 – Present
Rowe v. Board of Trustees for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 70 F. Supp. 2d 1283 (M.D. Fla. 1998); Hunt v. Exxon Co., USA, 747 So 2d 966 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000); Lore v. Barr, 771 So. 2d 589 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000); Green v. Office of the Sheriff’s Office, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26485 (M.D. Fla. 2002); Fowler v. Florida Department of Corrections, 849 So. 2d 299 (Fla. 1st DCA 2003); Skritch v. Thornton, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27200 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 27, 2003); Prudential Ins. Co. of America v. Tolbert, 320 F.Supp. 2d 1378 (S.D. Ga. 2004); Suelter v. State, 894 So. 2d 250 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005); Espirit v. Moore, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (M.D.Fla. Apr.19, 2005); Wheeler v. Florida Department of Corrections, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57048 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 9, 2006); Youngblood v. Florida Department of Health, 224 Fed.Appx. 909 (11th Cir. 2007)/2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4391 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 6, 2006); Mathews v. Crosby, 480 F.3d 1265 (11th Cir. 2007); Pittman v. Tucker, 213 Fed. Appx. (11th Cir. 2007); Pittman v. Svir, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3705 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 30, 2006);Koshenina v. Buvens, 130 So. 3d 276 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)

Emily Crawford

Legal Assistant and Client Services Coordinator

Emily Crawford

As Client Services Coordinator, Emily assists in the day-to-day operations of
maintaining client databases, scheduling appointments, organizing and assisting client
educational workshops, and meeting and greeting our clients with a smiling face and
making them feel comfortable and at ease. She also assists our team members with
various projects.
Emily joined the firm in 2018 after an active career in the culinary industry. She has
spent several years in the elder care industry by way of service and loved every minute
of it. She has a Marketing degree from the College of Coastal Georgia.
Emily is a recent addition to the denizen of Jacksonville and lives on the Southside. She
hails all the way from the small town of Ellerslie, Georgia. She is enjoying the “big city”
life without the terror of Atlanta traffic. In her spare time she continues to enjoy baking
and cooking as well as doing DIY projects around the house.