Adam D. Tucker - Associate Attorney
Adam joined Kramer & Frank in 2014. He has extensive trial court experience representing consumer and commercial creditors in state courts. Since 2019, he has served as the firm’s Managing Attorney for Healthcare Accounts, focusing his practice on representing the firm’s healthcare provider clients. To this end, he pursues payment from patients, health insurance carriers, and liable third parties and their liability insurance carriers (via liens on personal injury claims, and applicable Workers’ Compensation procedures). He represents a broad array of healthcare providers, including physicians’ groups, various clinics, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Contact: (314) 754-6129 or [email protected].
David J. Kozeny - Retired Principal Attorney
Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1975. He joined the firm immediately after he graduated from law school. Dave is a retired principal of Kramer & Frank, P.C. His practice concentrated on consumer and commercial collections and creditors’ rights. Dave is a frequent speaker on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He co-authored and is the primary presenter of The FDCPA Training Video used to educate and train collection law firms and professional collectors across the country.
David L. Smith - Senior Litigation Principal
Dave joined Kramer & Frank in 1986 and has been a principal in the firm since 1990. He represents creditors in commercial and consumer collection litigation in state and federal courts. Dave also represents construction companies and construction material suppliers in collection matters, including the prosecution of mechanic’s lien and bond claims. Contact: (314) 754-6110 or [email protected].
David J. Weimer - Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
David joined Kramer & Frank as a non-equity member in 1998. He represented creditors in debt-collection litigation, and represented law firms and debt-collection agencies in consumer litigation. He served as the manager of the firm’s Kansas City office for a time, and became the firm’s first Chief Compliance Officer in 2010. He has tried hundreds of debt-collection lawsuits, including jury trials, and leads the firm’s appellate practice. As CCO, David is responsible for advising the firm and its clients on the legal environment facing creditors and their attorneys in the enforcement of creditors’ rights. Contact (816) 778-8620 or [email protected].
Diane W. Ortlip - Retired Principal Attorney
Diane joined Kramer & Frank in 1996. She became the Managing Attorney of the Healthcare Claims Department in February of 2002. Diane also served as the firm’s HIPAA Privacy Officer and Identity Theft-Red Flag Policy Administrator. She became an equity principal of Kramer & Frank in 2008. Diane’s areas of practice includes creditors’ rights, with a concentration on representing health-care providers in collections, including self-pay, insurance claims, statutory liens, workers’ compensation claims and probate claims. She has represented creditors since 1990.
Donna M. Sommars - Managing Bankruptcy Partner
Donna first joined Kramer & Frank in 1987 in the bankruptcy department. She left Kramer & Frank in 1990 to join the bankruptcy department at Husch Eppenberger. She returned to Kramer & Frank in 1991 as the head of the bankruptcy department. Donna left Kramer & Frank a second time in 1995 to form Sommars & Bertsch, LLC. Donna then opened her own collection firm, Sommars & Associates, LLC in 2007. Donna rejoined Kramer & Frank on December 1, 2020 as the managing partner of the bankruptcy department. Contact: (314) 754-6124 or [email protected].
Elizabeth J. Early - Associate Attorney
Elizabeth focuses her practice on commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, and consumer litigation. She has tried hundreds of such cases, and handled thousands to a successful conclusion. She represents the firm’s clients in courts throughout Eastern Missouri. She also is responsible for assigning attorneys to cover dockets throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Southern Illinois. Contact: (314) 754-6160 or [email protected].
EvaMarie Kozeny - Associate Attorney
Eva earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-St Louis in 1989 and her Juris Doctor degree from St. Louis University in 1992. She gained her initial litigation experience with a general practice firm and then practicing in bankruptcy court. Eva joined Kramer & Frank in 2002. Eva concentrates her practice in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. She represents commercial and consumer creditors in replevin actions, foreclosures of real estate, bankruptcy, and civil matters. Contact: (314) 754-6127 or [email protected].
George J. Skupnik, Jr. - Retired Principal Attorney
George earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1975. George joined the firm in 1975 and is now a retired principal of the firm. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial collections. George is a member of The Missouri Bar Association, The American Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Commercial Law League of America, Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc., and National Creditors Bar Association.
Irwin J. Frankel - Retired Principal Attorney
Jim is an AV-rated litigator by Martindale-Hubble, the highest rating possible. He has been with the firm since 1975. From his admission to practice in 1975 through 1984 he managed the Kramer & Frank’s Circuit Court and United States District Court litigation. During the 1980’s, he was the highest volume non-governmental filer of civil cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He also managed the firm’s Real Property Foreclosure practice for many years.
Michael J. Albani - Associate Attorney
Michael joined Kramer and Frank in 2020. He handles commercial and consumer collection ligation in both Missouri and Kansas. Michael represents both commercial and consumer creditors in replevin actions for loan collateral, UCC matters, and Fair Dept Act Collection compliance. Michael concentrates his practice on creditor’s rights for both secured and unsecured creditors, commercial litigation, and consumer law in state and federal courts. He represents national and local financial institutions, banks, credit unions, trade unions, health-care providers, and start-ups. Contact: (816) 778-8619 or [email protected].
Pamela B. Leonard - Associate Attorney
Prior to transitioning her practice to creditor rights in 2010, Pamela represented individuals in Bankruptcy proceedings and was senior staff attorney for a Chapter 7 Trustee. Pamela then joined Sommars & Associates and accompanied Donna Sommars when Donna combined her practice with K&F in 2020. Pamela primarily represents creditors in consumer collection cases in state courts in Missouri and Illinois, and in United States Bankruptcy Court. Contact: (314) 754-6114 or [email protected].
Pamela P. Patton - Principal Attorney
Pam earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in 1982 and her Juris Doctor Degree from Washington University School of Law in 1985. She joined Kramer & Frank in 1987. Pam is an AV-rated litigator according to Martindale-Hubble. Since 2002, Pam has led the Retail Collections Group, supervising all of the K&F attorneys who attend regular dockets. She has extensive experience in courts throughout the State of Missouri, having tried literally hundreds of cases involving creditors rights. Contact: (314) 754-6116 or [email protected].
Sean A. McElwain - Associate Attorney
Sean joined Kramer & Frank in 2017. As an Associate Attorney, Sean primarily represents creditors in consumer collection cases in state courts throughout Western Missouri and Kansas. Sean is admitted to practice law in Kansas, Missouri, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Sean is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Creditors Bar, Inc., and National Creditors Bar Association. Contact: (816) 778-8621 or [email protected].
Tammy F. Wool - Associate Attorney
Tammy earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1982 and her Juris Doctor from Washington University in 1985. She joined Kramer & Frank in 1989. Tammy is an AV-rated litigator in Martindale-Hubble. She concentrates her practice in creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and consumer litigation. She has tried hundreds of cases involving creditors’ rights. She also has practiced in bankruptcy court and child support enforcement. Contact: (314) 754-6123 or [email protected].
Timothy M. Bosslet - President & Chief Executive Officer
Timothy became a principal of the firm in 1988, and is currently the Managing Principal of the firm’s Commercial Collections Litigation Group, in addition to being the firm’s President and CEO. Tim concentrates his practice on creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and consumer law in state and federal courts. He represents national and local financial institutions, banks, credit unions and trade vendors. He handles loan workouts, collections, and general commercial litigation for both secured and unsecured creditors. Tim frequently represents creditors in bankruptcy and defense matters. These matters include defense of Fair Debt Collections Practices Act actions and adversary claims in bankruptcy court. Contact: (314) 754-6113 or [email protected].
Victor B. Finkelstein - Associate Attorney
Vic joined Kramer & Frank in 2019. His practice focuses on creditor’s rights and consumer law in state courts in both Missouri and Kansas. He represents national and local financial institutions, banks, credit unions, and medical providers. He handles loan workouts, collections, and bench trials for both secured and unsecured commercial and consumer creditors. Contact: (816) 778-8614 or [email protected].