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Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer, W6JLK
Esq., AS, JD, LL.M, LP.D
Principal Attorney – Managing Partner
Telecom Law Firm, P.C.
Direct Tel CA: (310) 405-7333 – Direct Tel NM: (505) 490-6800
Below is a partial recitation of Dr. Kramer’s CV:
2006 – Present Telecom Law Firm, P.C. (Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Austin, TX)
Founder and Principal Attorney
Telecom Law Firm, P.C. is a specialized law firm combining legal and technical expertise in the wireless, broadband, and telephony sectors supporting our private, institutional and government clients. The firm’s attorneys primarily represent telecom landlords and government agencies.
Telecom Law Firm does not represent cell phone or cable TV service providers.
1999 – 2015 Kramer.Firm, Inc., Principal Technologist (Los Angeles, California)
1987 – 1999 Communications Support Corp., President (El Toro; Los Angeles, California)
1984 – 1987 Communicable Consultants, Owner (El Toro, California)
1982 – 1984 Storer Communications, Regional Technical Manager (Southern California)
1982 – 1982 Western Cable Services, Inc., Engineering Manager (Ventura, California)
1979 – 1982 Warner Cable of Malibu, System Engineer (Malibu, California)
1978 – 1979 Self-Employed. Radio telecommunications engineer (Malibu, California)
1976 – 1978 Motorola Communications & Electronics Area F Project Management,
Field Technician, (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico)
1973 – 1974 Rovafone of Los Angeles, Technician/Installer (Woodland Hills, CA)
Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP). Status: Earned Degree. Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts (degree conferred September 2016). Thesis title: “Cell Towers, Community Perspectives, and Hedonic Price Modeling: Utility, Limitations, and Localism.”
Masters of Law (LL.M). Information Technology and Telecommunications Law. Status: Earned Degree with distinction. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (conferred May 2013). Dissertation title: “Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012: Potential Impacts on Ninth Circuit Wireless Siting Jurisprudence Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.”
Juris Doctor (JD). Status: Earned Degree cum laude. Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, Los Angeles, California (conferred October 2001).
Associate of Science (AS). Radio Communications. Status: Earned Degree with honors
Los Angeles Trade Technical College (graduated June 1977).
Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of California (admitted 2006). SBN 244074.
Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New Mexico (admitted 2013). SBN 145319.
Attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (admitted 2019)
Attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (admitted 2019)
Attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (admitted 2006)
Attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (admitted 2006)
Professional and Related Licenses
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License with Ship Radar endorsement. License No. PG11-35289. (Continuously licensed since 1975; Third Class, then Second Class, then First Class Radiotelephone License.)
FCC Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Maintainers License with Ship Radar endorsement. License No. DB00000530 (Licensed since 2008)
FCC Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Operator/Maintainer License with Ship Radar endorsement. License No. DB00000680 (Licensed since 2008)
FCC General Mobile Radio Service licensee. Call sign WQYS474 (Licensed since 2017)
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit. License No. RR00055117 (Licensed since 2009)
FCC Amateur Radio Operator license. Current: License Call Sign W6JLK (Extra Class).
Previous: First licensed in November, 1970. Former call signs in reverse chronological order: KD6MR (Extra, Advanced Class); KP6AY (Advanced Class); WB6FDE (General Class); WN6FDE (Novice Class).
California Contractors State License Board. Classification C7 Low Voltage Communications.
License No. 433113 (inactive). Licensed since 1982.
Associations and Professional Society Memberships
American Radio Relay League (elected Life Member; member since 1971)
California Wireless Association (Charter Member)
Federal Communications Bar Association – National Organization (Attorney Member)
Federal Communications Bar Association – Southern California Chapter (Founding Member)
International Municipal Lawyers Association (Attorney Member)
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (“NATOA”; Member since 1987)
New Mexico Municipal League, City Attorney’s Section (Attorney Member)
Society of Broadcast Engineers (elected Senior Member 2014; member since 2008)
Society of Telecommunications Engineers (U.S. Society; elected Senior Member since 1993; member since 1980)
Society of Telecommunication Engineers (U.K. Society since 1999; elected Fellow Member)
States of California and Nevada Chapter of NATOA (Founding Member)
Technology advisor to the FCC’s State & Local Government Advisory Committee.
Co-author, co-editor of “A Local Government Official’s Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance”, a wireless technology advisory to local governments based on OET Bulletin 65 published by the FCC, Spring 2000 (download this document directly from the FCC web site: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/radio-frequency-safety); At the direction of the FCC on July 1, 2013, Jonathan Kramer is presently revising and expanding this document on behalf of the Commission for a planned released in late 2014.
Former Chairperson, International Right of Way Association Wireless Committee
Former Executive Committee Board Member of the State Bar of California Public Law Section (Sept. 2018 – Sept. 2014)
Former Board Member and Past President, States of California and Nevada Chapter of NATOA (SCAN NATOA) (2006-2008); founding member of that Chapter. Chapter President: 2009-2010. Board Member 2012-2016.
Former National Board of Directors member, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), an affiliate of the National League of Cities (Terms: 1997-2000, 1992-1994)
Former Co-chair of the Joint Task Force on Technical Standards Committee, appointed by NATOA, National League of Cities, and US Conference of Mayors to develop the national technical standards for cable television systems adopted nationally by the FCC in February 1992
NATOA’s only twice-honored Member of the Year (1991 and 1997)
Former Co-chair of National Technical Standards committee appointed by NATOA, National League of Cities, and US Conference of Mayors to develop the national technical standardized testing manual to determine compliance with the FCC rules.
Past Member of the Professional Development Committee of the SCTE, which develops and supervises all professional safety and technical training and education conducted by the SCTE within the U.S. and internationally.
Invited witness before the FCC in Cable TV re-regulation hearings, March 1990, representing NATOA, USCM, NACO, ICMA.
Appointed Member, Advisory Council of Abraham Lincoln University School of Law.
Appointed for terms: 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017.
Subject Matter Contributor/expert, SCTE-US Society
Certified Broadcast Technologist (Society of Broadcast Engineers)
Public Safety Radio Technician (APCO – International, Inc.)
Loyal Order of the 704 (Elected Member June 1994); Membership restricted to recognized cable engineers with a minimum of 30 years in CATV engineering experience
Co-Chair, SCTE’s WG7 Committee developing standardized cable TV industry interpretations to the National Electrical Code
Designated a “Public Safety Radio Technician” by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials – International, Inc. (APCO)
American Radio Relay League appointed Volunteer Counsel and appointed Volunteer Examiner (Extra Class)
Protecting Human Research Participants Training Certification (No. 1496637)
National Institutes of Health
Awards and Special Recognitions
Awarding Entity Name of Award Year
Abraham Lincoln University Abraham Lincoln Award 2016
Plaque of Appreciation
American Radio Relay Certificate of Recognition: 2012
League 40 Years of Membership
NATOA Ovation Award 2010
NATOA Certificate of Appreciation: 2009
Friends of NATOA
Automated Photo Red Plaque of Appreciation 2008
Light Enforcement Group
NATOA Certificate of Appreciation: 2008
Facilities Siting Guide
NATOA Certificate of Appreciation: 2008
Public Safety Committee Member
NATOA Certificate of Appreciation: 2007
Technology Committee Member
NATOA Certificate of Appreciation: 2005
Technology Committee Member
Assoc. of Environmental Certificate of Appreciation: 2005
Professionals – Program Presenter
Orange Co., CA. Chapter
NATOA Member of the Year Award 1997
NATOA Ovation Award 1996
NATOA 1995 Public Interest Defense Award 1995
NATOA Member of the Year Award 1991
HUGHES/AML Certificate of Merit 1980
(Avvo rating: 10-Superb)