By Sheila Pursglove
David Kramer is Principal, Gemini Risk Partners LLC, located in Bloomfield Hills, an independent professional liability insurance brokerage specializing in professional liability insurance and risk management for law firms across the U.S. Gemini Risk Partners is the exclusive partner for SwissRe’s legal professional liability program for small Michigan law firms.
A former practicing attorney, Kramer uses his legal background to assist law firms of all sizes with insurance placement, policy structuring, and risk management. Prior to entering the insurance industry nearly 15 years ago, Kramer practiced law at prominent firms in Washington, D.C. and Detroit.
A resident of Bloomfield Township, Kramer is a graduate of Cranbrook and earned his B.A in Honors English from the University of Michigan. He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. He serves on the board of several community organizations including the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit. Kramer also was recognized as a Crain’s 40 Under 40 in 2010, was the winner of the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit Wetsman Young Leadership Award, and will receive the Advocate Award from Orchards Children’s Services in May 2018.
What would surprise people about your job? That working with lawyers to procure insurance is intellectually stimulating and a great deal of fun!
Why did you become a lawyer? I come from a family of lawyers (my father practices and my grandfather practiced for many decades) so it is in my blood. I have always had a legal mind and thought my talents would translate well into law.
What’s your favorite law-related movie? Given that I deal with lawyers and the law all day, I tend to stay away from law-related topics for pleasure but who can resist “My Cousin Vinny?” I always smile when I think of Joe Pesci talking about “Two yutes.”