Thomas Robert Kraemer, an American lawyer with over 20 years of experience in complex commercial matters, has joined Kakar Advocates as Senior Counsel as of August 20, 2016.
Tom has been practicing law since 1990, and has represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience in contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, securities, class actions, media, privacy, consumer protection, and employment matters. Tom has practiced in the U.S. state and federal courts at all levels, including litigating cases in numerous federal courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has been appointed as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on multiple occasions.
Tom believes that a lawyer should be, above all, a problem solver. By combining legal advocacy with business experience and out-of-the-box thinking, Tom has assisted business clients with a wide range of legal and non-legal issues. His experience in Afghanistan includes business registrations, visas, tax exemptions and other tax matters, customs, and employment law. He is an adjunct professor of law at Khurshid University, a private institution in Kabul. Before moving to Afghanistan, Tom took time off to utilize his Master of Public Health degree by working in a private hospital in Hargeisa, Somali land, for several years.
Tom holds a Juris Doctorate (JD), magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Virginia. In addition, he completed a two-year course in Japanese Language at Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Tokyo, Japan.
Tom is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Ohio and Pennsylvania, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth, Seventh, and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.