David Cramer

David Cramer

Mr. Cramer represents clients in a broad range of complex civil litigation matters.  He also devotes part of his practice to representing and advising businesses.  His litigation practice includes personal injury and product liability, commercial litigation, and he has experience defending corporations in trademark and copyright litigation.


  • Juris Doctor (summa cum laude), The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law (2011)
    • Woolsack Honor Society
    • Penn State Law Review Editorial Board, Articles Editor
  • Bachelor of Arts, Linfield College (2005)

Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Circuit Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Washington State Superior Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Recognition and Affiliations

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) – Chair, Product Liability Section
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)


  • “The Design It Is A-Changin’: Avoiding the ‘Feasibility’ Exception of OEC 407 in Product Liability Cases,” The Verdict, 2013, Issue 4
  • “McKenzie v. A.W. Chesterton: A ‘Substantial Change’ in Oregon Product Liability Law?” The Verdict, 2016, Issue 4
  • “Judge’s Bio – Hon. William D. Cramer Jr.,” The Verdict, 2017, Issue 4
  • “Gimme a Second Chance! – ORCP 64 Motions for a New Trial” The Verdict, 2020, Issue 4

Representative Cases

  • Represented manufacturers of automobiles, recreational equipment, plumbing products, and various medical devices in product liability cases in Oregon and Washington.
  • Defended Part 133 operator in claims arising out of tree harvesting operations.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of timber purchaser in Employer Liability Law claim arising out of wrongful death and successfully defended victory on appeal.
  • Represented real estate developers, footwear designers, and other entities in trademark and copyright disputes in Oregon and Washington federal courts.
  • Defended Oregon employers against wrongful discharge and discrimination lawsuits and administrative proceedings.
  • Represented clients in complex lease and real estate development contract negotiations.
  • Obtained dismissal of client for lack of personal jurisdiction at the Oregon Supreme Court through writ of mandamus. Opinion at Cox v. HP Inc., 368 Or. 477 (2021).
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