Charles W. Kramer
Attorney
Phone: 262-240-9663
Email: ckramer@mweisslaw.net

Biography

Charles W. Kramer concentrates on cases in the appellate courts and dispositive and pretrial motion in the trial courts.  He also practices in subrogation for property and medical payment insurers, insurance defense and insurance coverage work.

As appellate counsel, he has drafted or been instrumental in drafting Weiss Law Office, S.C.’s briefs and appellate arguments since he joined the firm in 2005. As a result of his arguments, Wisconsin courts have clarified the duty to preserve evidence, and upheld a worker’s compensation insurer’s ability to move to a circuit court to settle a third-party action over the objection of the employee. Other appellate cases have addressed such varied issues as the standard for negligence in worker distraction cases, the scope of Wisconsin’s Direct Action Statute, the scope of court review of appraisal decisions, and an insurer’s liability for interest for failure to timely pay a claim.

Mr. Kramer has argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and is a frequent invitee to teach CLE seminars on insurance-related issues.

Published Cases

Primary Counsel:

  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Hague Quality Water, Int’l, 2013 WI App 10, 345 Wis. 2d 741, 826 N.W.2d 412 aff’d 2014 WI 5.
  • Aaron Bain v. Tielens Construction, Inc., 2006 WI App 127, 294 Wis. 2d 318, 718 N.W.2d 240
  • American Family Mutual Ins. Co. v. David Golke, 2009 WI 81, 319 Wis. 2d 397, 768 N.W.2d 729
  • Kevin S. Dalka v. American Family Mutual Ins. Co., 2011 WI App 90, 334 Wis. 2d 686, 799 N.W.2d 923
  • Casper v. Am. Int’l S. Ins. Co., 2017 WI App 36, 376 Wis. 2d 381, 897 N.W.2d 429

Co-counsel:

  • Bryan Casper v. American International South Insurance Company, 2011 WI 81, 800 N.W.2d 880
  • The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association v. Union Pacific Railway Company, 2008 WI App 116, 313 Wis. 2d 93, 756 N.W.2d 461 aff’d 2009 WI 73, 319 Wis. 2d 52, 768 N.W.2d 596
  • Gatzke & Ruppelt v. William Feerick, 2007 WI App 143, 302 Wis. 2d 464, 736 N.W.2d 172

Education

University of Wisconsin–J.D., cum laude, 1993

University of Chicago–B.A. Economics, General Honors, 1989

Admissions

Wisconsin, 1993

Eastern District Court of Wisconsin, 1993

Western District Court of Wisconsin, 1993

Eastern District Court of Arkansas pro hac vice

Western District Court of Arkansas pro hac vice