Steven M. Klepper

Firm: Kramon & Graham, P.A.
Location: Baltimore - MD

  • One South Street Suite 2600
    Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Tel : 410-752-6030
  • Fax : 410-539-1269

A lead attorney in Kramon & Graham’s appellate practice, Steve Klepper has more than 13 years of successful appellate experience handling civil and criminal cases before federal and state appellate courts.

Serving as lead appellate counsel or co-counsel, Steve has successfully advocated for clients in in complex matters involving commercial litigation, insurance coverage, real estate development, business torts, employment law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, premises liability, attorney-client privilege, and constitutional and civil rights.

Steve’s practice focuses on all phases of civil and criminal appeals, including briefing, emergency appellate motions, oral argument, certiorari practice, and trial preservation. He works collaboratively with trial counsel to bring favorable final results in multi-million-dollar cases.

Steve joined Kramon & Graham in 2001 following a summer associate clerkship in 2000.


  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Appellate, Maryland since 2023; Insurance, Maryland, since 2018
  • Featured Attorney Representing Baltimore Premier Appellate Lawyers 2023
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, since 2019
  • Recipient, Maryland Leadership in Law Award, The Daily Record, 2019
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient of DV LEAP, Tip the Scales of Justice Award, 2018


  • Alumnae and Alumni of Goucher College, former President
  • Fourth Circuit Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Appellate Panel Committee, District of Maryland Representative
  • The GreenMount School, former Trustee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Criminal Justice Act Appellate Panel, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Criminal Justice Act Appellate Panel, Member
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Law School Foundation, Baltimore Regional Manager
  • Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Board of Directors


  • American Bar Association, Member; Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, former Editor
  • DRI, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Member; Online Community, Co-Chair
  • Federal Bar Association, Member; Government Relations Liaison
  • Insurance Risk Management Institute, former Editor, CGL Reporter
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association, Member; Amicus Committee
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member; Section Council, Section of Litigation, Former Member; Appellate Litigation Committee Co-Chair; Maryland Appellate Blog, Editor in Chief; Administrative Law Section, Member
  • Wednesday Law Club, Member


  • Presenter, “You’ve Filed an Appeal – Now What??? A behind-the-scenes view from Chief Judge Wells, ADR Court Staff, and an experience appellate practitioner,” Maryland State Bar Association Legal Summit & Annual Meeting, 2023
  • Presenter, “Critical Appellate Rule Changes and Writing Techniques That Every Trial Lawyer Should Know,” Maryland Association for Justice, 2023
  • Presenter, “What D.C. Lawyers Should Know About Maryland Appeals,” D.C. Bar Association, 2022
  • Presenter, “Appellate Practice Skills Program,” at the St. Mary’s County Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, 2022
  • Moderator, “Appellate Practice Tips from the Bench and Bar,” Maryland State Bar Association Litigation Section and Young Lawyers Section, 2018
  • Moderator, “United States Supreme Court Term in Review,” Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Moderator, “Maryland Impact Decisions,” Maryland State Bar Association, 2017
  • Presenter, “Preserving the Appellate Record at the Trial Court,” Maryland Legal Aid Appellate Advocacy Training, 2017
  • Presenter, “The Personal Divide Between Jefferson and Marshall,” Wednesday Law Club, 2017
  • Presenter, “Mid-Construction Losses: The Intersection of Liability and Builder’s Risk Coverage,” 2016
  • Presenter, “Growing Your Appellate Practice, Both Within and Without,” DRI Appellate Advocacy Program, 2016



Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Since its founding, Kramon & Graham has been involved in some of Maryland’s highest profile matters. When litigation concerns substantial economic claims, serious allegations of violations of federal criminal law, or important matters of public policy, chances are good that Kramon & Graham has been retained to represent a party in interest. The same is true in the context of important real estate development projects, like the redevelopment of the Clipper Mill industrial site, and insurance coverage issues of national importance, such as coverage for asbestos and construction claims.

We are privileged to represent some of the largest and most respected organizations and business leaders in the nation. Our lawyers have in-depth experience in a broad range of industries and practice areas in matters involving sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal litigation. As a firm, we have a well-established reputation for achieving client objectives effectively and efficiently, and a shared commitment to putting clients first.

Our work has drawn national and international attention from Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers, Lawdragon 500, Martindale Hubbell, and other publications that rank and evaluate law firms. Through careful hiring practices, we have built a team that is highly collaborative and client-focused and that sets the bar for legal professionalism, diligent preparation, and hard work.