Klinner Kramer Shull LLP

Phone: 715-203-4534
Toll Free:

Street address:

McClellan Place
210 McClellan St., Ste 400
Wausau, WI 54403
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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1386
Wausau, WI 54402-1386


John A. Kramer

E-mail MeJohn A. Kramer

Wausau, Wisconsin
(877) 594-3287 (ext. 13)
(715) 203-4534 (ext. 13)

John has been assisting insurance companies and their policyholders since 1988. He focuses on representing insurers in coverage matters and defending their insureds in personal injury and other tort claims. John's practice includes civil trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, assistance with and consultation on insurance claims, examinations under oath, and consulting or co-counseling with other attorneys in insurance matters.

A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, John earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Adrian College, Michigan, and his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School. From 1988 to 1993, John was an associate attorney with Grzeca & Stanton, S.C., an insurance defense firm in Green Bay. In 1993 he joined American Family Insurance in Wausau as an in-house trial attorney. While with American Family, John litigated cases on behalf of the company and its insureds, supervised outside counsel, and consulted with and advised insurance claims representatives and other insurance professionals. John returned to private practice with Dick Zalewski and Mark Klinner in 2001, forming Zalewski, Klinner & Kramer, now Klinner Kramer Shull LLP.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Auto Liability Insurance
  • UM/UIM Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Not Just Another "Dog Bite" Case: The Impact of Public Policy Concerns on the Defense of Dog Bite Cases, Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal, Fall, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, 1995 - Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, 2012 - Present
  • Marathon County Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1988 - Present
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin), 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Zalewski, Klinner & Kramer, LLP, Partner, 2001 - 2014
  • American Family Insurance Co., Senior Claim Attorney, 1993 - 2000
  • Grzeca & Stanton, S.C., Trial Attorney, 1988 - 1993


  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Phi Alpha Theta

Zalewski, Klinner & Kramer, LLP represents clients throughout Northern and Central Wisconsin, including Wausau, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, Eau Claire, Rhinelander, Phillips, Neillsville, Medford, Shawano, Eagle River, Hurley, Merrill, Antigo, Friendship, Waupaca, Black River Falls, and LaCrosse; as well as Marathon County, Portage County, Wood County, Eau Claire County, Oneida County, Price County, Clark County, Taylor County, Shawano County, Vilas County, Iron County, Lincoln County, Langlade County, Adams County, Waupaca County, Jackson County and LaCrosse County.