Following his service in the U.S. Army and graduation from law school, Ramer spent 35 years as a trial lawyer with Perkins Coie in Seattle, 29 years as partner. His trial experience is extensive, ranging from defense and prosecution of complex corporate and commercial disputes, including antitrust, securities and contract claims, to representation of individuals and corporate clients in products-liability and personal-injury claims.
Ramer enjoys the chess game that is trial work and is particularly adept at fashioning creative moves, solutions, and relations with firm clients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude, where he also earned admission to the Order of the Coif.
On the personal side, Ramer has wide-ranging extra-legal interests, including his near-scratch golf game and membership at Aldarra Golf Club, his rigorous fitness regimen at the Washington Athletic Club, vineyard development at Candy Mountain adjacent to the Red Mountain Appellation in eastern Washington, and breeding and racing horses at Emerald Downs. Ramer and his wife Clare have three children and nine grandchildren, and they are lucky to have all living nearby in the Seattle area.