The Honorable James P Cramer

Alameda County Superior Court

Court Info

Alameda County Superior Court, Department 11 (website)

Clerk phone: 510-891-6052

Courtroom Rules

Biography

The Hon. James P. Cramer of Piedmont, has served as an assistant public defender at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office since 2004. He served as supervising legal research attorney at the Alameda County Superior Court from 2000 to 2004 and was general counsel and project manager at McGuire and Hester from 1996 to 2000. Cramer was an attorney at Cramer and Cramer from 1992 to 1996 and a litigation associate at Bronson, Bronson and McKinnon from 1991 to 1992 and at Bell, Rosenberg and Hughes from 1989 to 1991. He served as a deputy district attorney at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office from 1987 to 1988. Cramer earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joan S. Cartwright. Cramer is a Democrat.

Education

  • J.D. from Santa Clara University
  • B.S. from Santa Clara University School of Law

Career

  • Judge at Superior Court of Alameda (from 2015)
  • Assistant Public Defender at Alameda County Public Defender's Office (2004 to 2015)
  • Supervising Legal Research Attorney at Superior Court of Alameda County (2000 to 2004)
  • General Counsel & Project Manager at McGuire and Hester (1996 to 2000)
  • Attorney at Cramer and Cramer (1992 to 1996)
  • Litigation Associate at Bronson, Bronson and McKinnon (1991 to 1992)
  • Litigation Associate at Bell, Rosenberg and Hughes (1989 to 1991)
  • Deputy District Attorney at Alameda County (1987 to 1988)