Michael Kramer is a lifelong Alaskan and has practiced law in Fairbanks since 1996. Prior to opening his own law firm in 2012, he served as a partner in two large full-service firms, accumulating a wide variety of experience in all areas of law. He now focuses on cases that are likely to end up in court. Kramer and Associates are dedicated to providing efficient and effective representation to all clients and to only accept those cases within their areas of expertise. Mike has conducted trials in Fairbanks, Yakutat, Juneau, Tanana, Tok, Kenai, and Anchorage. He proudly represents individual Alaskans in courtrooms throughout the state as well as institutions, businesses, and remote villages.
Mike has a particular interest in representing victims of governmental negligence, or bad faith conduct by public employees, and in particular, representing foster children harmed while in the custody of the State, students abused by school officials, and the families of inmates who have died in prison. Since 2012, he has obtained verdicts and settlements for abused children in excess of 12 million dollars. He also specializes in easement disputes, natural resource law, and DUI defense.
Reilly Cosgrove has been an associate attorney at Kramer and Associates for eight years. He devotes much of his practice to general business litigation but is most passionate about representing Alaskans who have been harmed by government agencies. Many of his cases are against school districts, the Office of Children’s Services, and the Department of Corrections.
Prior to coming to work at Kramer and Associates, he worked with Mike at a large, full-service civil firm and also worked at the Alaska Public Defender for three years. Reilly has been the first chair on approximately twenty trials. He has represented clients in Utqiagvik, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, Nome, Unalaska, Sand Point, Akiachak, Bethel, and Nunapitchuk.
Reilly graduated cum laude from the Gonzaga University of Law where he took a special interest in Native American Law. His professors included U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and he was published in the school’s journal.
When he is not at work, Reilly spends his time fishing, hunting, skiing, and playing soccer.
Robert John is a Senior Contract Attorney for the firm. He has called Alaska home since 1984 when he journeyed to Fairbanks in search of adventure. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1989, he was admitted to the Alaska bar later that year. He has represented clients throughout the entire state of Alaska.
Robert is keenly interested in representing those who have been injured by the misconduct of government entities and their agents and employees. He has had an extensive civil and criminal practice and has litigated over 80 appeals, including numerous cases in the Alaska Supreme Court, the Alaska Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as well as several petitions to the United States Supreme Court. He has established important precedents in both civil and criminal appeals, including protecting and strengthening the constitutional rights to privacy and property ownership, and governing police conduct and the course of civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings. He also obtained one of the largest punitive damage verdicts in Alaska history, a case involving several harassments on the Exxon Valdez oil spill clean up.
Robert joined Kramer and Associates in May of 2018. When he is not busy fighting for the injured and the accused, he enjoys spending his time with his lovely wife Esther and their dog Garcia.