Jill Karlgaard

Jill has been an associate at Kramer & Kramer since August of 2008 and has been involved in numerous cases concerning alleged breaches of sales representation agreements, including unpaid commissions and the unauthorized cutting of territory. Prior to joining Kramer & Kramer, Jill was an associate at Thompson Hine, LLP in Cleveland and a member of that firm's Products Liability Group, where she focused her practice on the defense of claims against manufacturers of automobiles and medical devices, as well as the defense of toxic tort claims, including claims alleging exposure to vinyl chloride and silica, and adulterated food claims. Jill also clerked at the Minnesota Court of Appeals for the Honorable Terri J. Stoneburner and the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski.

Jill is admitted to practice in the state courts of Ohio and Minnesota (inactive status), as well as the Northern District of Ohio.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2002, cum laude
  • University of North Dakota, B.S. and B.S., 1998, summa cum laude and member of Phi Beta Kappa