Christopher W. Kramer

Christopher W. Kramer Member

P: 602.262.5927
F: 602.495.2780
L: Phoenix

Mr. Kramer’s practice emphasizes eminent domain and condemnation litigation and consulting, primarily representing condemning authorities. In over 30 years in practice, he has condemned property for all manner of infrastructure. Mr. Kramer advises clients on litigation avoidance through mitigation of impacts and damages to properties affected by public projects. He also serves as an ombudsman and/or mediator in eminent domain, property rights and property valuation matters throughout the United States.

Mr. Kramer has presented dozens of programs on eminent domain for the State Bar of Arizona, the National and Arizona Eminent Domain Conferences (co-chair 2007-2009), National Business Institute, International Right of Way Association, American Council of Engineering Companies, Institute of Traffic Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. He chairs the Arizona Condemnation Summit (2009-present), which attracts nearly 300 lawyers, judges, appraisers and right of way professionals annually.

Mr. Kramer is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and Illinois State University.  He is admitted to the bar in Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, American Law Institute CLE (February 2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    Civil Jury Instructions , Committee Chair, 2003-2005
    Civil Practice and Procedure , Committee Chair, 1992-1994
  • Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
    Eminent Domain and Land Use , Committee Chair, 2014-Present
    Program Chair, Chair, 2016-2018
  • Arizona Condemnation Summit
    Arizona Condemnation Summit, Co-Chair, 2009-Present

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 1990
  • California, 1986
  • Nevada, 2014

Court Admission

  • Arizona Federal Courts, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1987


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1986
  • B.S., Illinois State University, 1981