Jessica Kramer

Associate
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Overview

Jessica Kramer is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Tampa office. Ms. Kramer's practice includes helping individuals and businesses with contract disputes, class action lawsuits, appeals and other complex litigation.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Kramer served as a federal law clerk for two years to the Honorable James S. Moody, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. As a law clerk, Ms. Kramer’s responsibilities included intensive analysis and application of various federal and state laws for cases involving alleged breaches of contract, class actions, employment discrimination, and many other claims.

Ms. Kramer has competed in national advocacy competitions and won several awards for brief-writing and oral argument. As a member of the Florida Moot Court Team at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, she competed at the 2016 John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. Ms. Kramer and her teammate placed first at the competition out of 43 other law schools and Ms. Kramer was awarded best final round oralist. Ms. Kramer and her teammate also placed first at the 29th Annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Final Four competition, and Ms. Kramer was awarded best overall competitor, best brief, and best oralist.

Ms. Kramer is passionate about community service and pro bono work. She currently serves on the Hillsborough Education Foundation's Governance Committee and mentors a local high-school student through the Hillsborough Education Foundation's Take Stock in Children Program. Ms. Kramer strives to accept one new pro bono case per month, assisting various legal aid programs and individuals throughout the state of Florida. In law school, Ms. Kramer received the Helen Gibel Blechman Memorial Award for earning the most community service hours in her graduating class. In 2017, she founded the University of Florida Levin College of Law's Bar Prep Mentoring Program, which provides support to University of Florida law school graduates studying for the Florida Bar examination.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Florida, B.S., Journalism and Psychology, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court
  • Florida Blue Key, President, 2016; Vice President of Membership, 2015-2016
  • Florida Moot Court Team, Executive Board Member
Honors & Awards
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame Inductee
  • The Order of Barristers
  • William C. Gaither Award, Most Outstanding Moot Court Team Member, 2016
  • Girl Scout Gold Award