Valerie L Kramer

Valerie L Kramer is an Orange County CA business attorney whose law practice is geared to helping individuals, entrepreneurs, designers, artists, contractors, GIG/1099 contractors, and business owners who want to start a new business, protect or defend their current business, register a Trademark, negotiate a commercial lease, collect past due accounts receivable, start or defend a civil lawsuit, litigation, and other business matters.

Orange County Business Attorney Valerie L KramerValerie L Kramer – I’ve been in practice for 30+ years. In addition to my law degree, I have an MBA in the areas of finance and accounting.

My goal is simple: “to provide excellent legal counsel while keeping my clients’ bottom line in mind.”

Practice Areas:

Litigation and transactional matters in the areas of Business, Trademark, Copyright, Collections and general civil matters – including, but not limited to:


  • Business Attorney – Heinly, Benson, Killian & Kramer, An Association of Attorneys Other Than a Partnership
    1988 – 2018 (30 years)
    Tustin, California
  • Comptroller/Legal Affairs – Scrappy Ladies’ Club, Inc.
    March 2011 – March 2013 (2 years)
    Tustin, California
  • Associate Attorney – Law Offices of Eric B. Kaminsky
    1986 – 1988 (2 years)
    Tustin, California
  • Commercial Lines Underwriter – Commercial Union Insurance Companies
    1978 – 1980 (2 years)


  • Willamette University College of Law JD – Law Degree
    1980 – 1984
    Activities and Societies: Phi Delta Phi
  • Willamette University – MBA Finance and Accounting
    1980 – 1984

Admitted to Practice, Court Admissions & Jurisdictions:

  • California State Bar, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California;
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit;
  • United States Supreme Court;
  • All Courts of the State of California


  • Business Network International (Tustin Chapter)
  • Santa Ana Elks Lodge 794

TESTIMONIALS: OC Business Attorney Valerie Kramer’s Clients Speak:

johnJohn Farmer
System Administrator of ETC GLOBAL
We use Valarie L Kramer for our Business Corporation and have had excellent success, she is detailed and can explain things in layman terms, to make sure you know how the law works.

–John Farmer Jr.
Vice President
AbCOMM Communications, Inc.
November 19, 2009

rayRay Cruz
Member at BNI Playmakers
Valerie is very professional. She writes contracts for me. She follows the letter of the law and doesn’t play games. She always looks at the problems that could arise and how she can legally avoid them. I continually recommend her to all of my associates and friends.

–Ray Cruz
Member at BNI Playmakers
November 19, 2009

jeffJeff Lambert
Business Development, nuOrder Tech
I’ve known Val for years and finally had the pleasure of working with her. When my company needed an attorney to review contracts we interviewed several — and it’s a good thing we decided to go with Val. She was informative, had a great understanding of what we wanted to accomplish, and was ALWAYS looking out for our best interest. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

–Jeff Lambert
Business Development, nuOrder Tech
April 4, 2012

tomTom Tice
President at Lakeview Consulting
It has been my good fortune to have Valerie represent my Company and myself on several important occasions. Her research and attention to details are impeccable, as is her tenacity in providing the best outcomes for my Company. As a businessman I appreciated her straight forward, yet professional approach in keeping me informed on complex legal issues while always moving forward in an expeditious, yet prudent manner.
I would highly recommend the legal services of Valerie Kramer to anyone seeking highly motivated and competent representation.

–Thomas Tice
President at Lakeview Consulting
April 11, 2013

steveSteve Zegler
Individual, Professional
I used Valerie as my attorney many times and have always found great results in the product that she produces for me. She is an expert and always on time.

I found her to be of high integrity and quite personable.

–Steve Zegler
April 12, 2013

billBill Campbell III, CFA
Investment Analyst, Teacher, Magician
Many people will recommend Valerie L Kramer as an excellent civil attorney. She knows her stuff, she’s thorough, and her integrity is beyond reproach. Her motto is, “Call Val first”: she would much rather prevent a legal problem ex ante than clean up a problem ex post, and she has the skill and foresight to be able to anticipate virtually any problem and prevent it: a rare ability.

All of these are good reasons to recommend Val, but they’re not the reasons that I recommend Val. Many attorneys possess some of these qualities, and a few possess all of these qualities. Val possesses all of them, but adds to that mix a quality that is incredibly rare in attorneys: value. Unlike many attorneys – competent or not – Val will not advocate a one-hundred-dollar solution to a ten-dollar problem (though these days, it’s more like a one-thousand-dollar solution to a one-hundred-dollar problem). If she sees that her involvement will be uneconomical to her client, she says so. It’s just one example of how Val puts the interests of her clients first, a rare feat these days.

It’s been a pleasure to work with Val in the past, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

–Bill Campbell III, CFA
Investment Analyst, Teacher, Magician
August 21, 2009

garyGary Capolino
Owner, The Part-Time CFO, Inc.
I had the pleasure to work with Valerie L Kramer as a volunteer with Inventors’ Forum, and Non-Profit Inventors Club in Orange County, CA.

While the task in front of us wasn’t significant, she always demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, and I learned about a few very successful representations for some very good friends of mine.

Additionally, Ms. Kramer was always very active in lending unsolicited advice to help me further my own practice, and for those “casual” suggestions, I am forever grateful.

–Gary Capolino
Owner, The Part-Time CFO, Inc.
August 19, 2009, Gary was with another company when working with Valerie.

kathrynKathryn Fields
Owner, Law Offices of Kathryn V. Fields
I’ve known Valerie for over 25 years. She is one of the most goal-oriented, success-focused attorneys I have ever had the good fortune of working with. She achieves success through hard work, attention to detail, and thorough command of procedural and substantive knowledge of her practice areas. I’ve recommended Valerie to my own clients (here in Washington) who have also needed legal representation in the Orange County, CA area. Based on the feedback I’ve gotten, I would not hesitate do so in the future should the need arise again.

–Kathryn Fields
Owner, Law Offices of Kathryn V. Fields
August 9, 2009, Kathryn was with another company when working with Valerie.

rebeccaRebecca Kaminsky
Assistant Professor of English at Irvine Valley College
I have been lucky to know Valerie for most of my life. Over the years she has always provided me with practical and thoughtful advice. Valerie is a strong advocate for her clients, is the utmost professional, and always strives to provide honest and insightful answers and solutions. She works hard to provide top-notch legal advice to all who use her services. It is my pleasure to recommend and refer Valerie Kramer.

–Rebecca Kaminsky
Assistant Professor of English at Irvine Valley College
August 6, 2009

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Putting Our Clients First

FloristsOrange County business attorney, Valerie L Kramer, is a seasoned business, debt collection, entity formation, and real estate lawyer. Valerie is known to provide expert legal counsel while always putting her client’s interests first. She offers competitive, affordable fees so that expert legal help is accessible to individuals, entrepreneurs, designers, artists, contractors, or any sized-business owner.

Here is how we put clients first:

1. Clients First. There is no coincidence that clients are our first priority.  As part of our client first approach we are always available either by telephone or email in the event of an emergency.  We realize that most people work between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. so we make ourselves available in the early mornings, evenings, and even on the weekends when necessary. Many firms believe they exist solely to make money. Valerie is successful because she strives to serve her clients.  Every decision made is made from the standpoint of what is best for the client. In the end, well-served clients lead to a strong, positive, and profitable law practice.

2. Embracing Technology. In the 21st century technology is a must.  We are technically up to speed and are able to keep our clients informed around the clock while keeping costs to a minimum and productivity at a maximum. Using technology, we are increasingly more productive each year. That lowers our costs translating into cost savings to you.

3. Flexible Fees. We have hourly rates for transactional and litigation matters, but have set up some flat fee pricing for entity formation (INC, LLC) so that we lend a helping hand to new business startups. We desire to protect new entrapeneurs form the pitfalls of LegalZoom and other non-attorney pathways that inevitabily lead to troubles in the first years when there is no room or extra money for problems.

4. Flexible Payments. We accept credit cards. We will consider a contingency fee basis for some litigation and commercial collections or judgment enforcement cases – but a contingency fee arrangement IS the rare EXCEPTION.

Call Valerie L Kramer for a FREE Phone Consultation

Call Valerie L Kramer at (714) 395-5669 and if available, she will attempt to speak with you on the phone when you call. If she cannot talk to you when you call, she will return your call — often within an hour or two. If you are at work or unable to talk right now, please drop us a note using the quick contact form on the right side of the web page.

Cities Served by Orange County Business Attorney Valerie L Kramer: >Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda