Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia
Sep 26, 2018
A.J. Kramer
Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia

A.J. KRAMER has been the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia since 1990. He was the Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender in Sacramento, California, from and an Assistant Federal Public Defender in San Francisco, California, from 1980-1987. He was a law clerk the Honorable Procter Hug, Jr., United States Court of Appeals the Ninth Circuit, Reno, Nevada, from 1979-1980. Mr. Kramer received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1975, and a J.D. from Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He taught Legal Research and Writing at Hastings Law School. He is a permanent faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, and was a permanent faculty member of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute in Laramie, Wyoming. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Department of Defense Advisory Committee on the Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault Cases, the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules, and the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximizing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Courts. In December he received the Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award from the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.