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Michael Eric Kraut

About me

Kraut Law Group is a premier Los
Angeles criminal defense firm located in the media center of Southern
California.  The firm specializes in Los Angeles DUI defense and other criminal
matters. Prior to becoming one of Southern California's top notch
criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Kraut worked as a Deputy District
Attorney.  He has over 14 years of trial experience, contacts, and
understanding of how to best handle his client's cases.  He has
obtained a success rate of 99% in jury trials.

Mr. Kraut was educated at Harvard Law School and also attended Case Western School of Law and Cornell University.

Los Angeles Criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut has been featured on CNN and Fox News as well as in print articles.


Pasadena DUI Defense Attorney Michael Kraut is well known to vigorously <!--
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defend his clients.

Kraut knows that his clients want to stay out of jail, fight their
cases and get the best results through an aggressive defense,
investigation, and targeting the prosecution's case.  Contact Mr. Kraut
at 323 464 6453 for a free initial consultation. Please visit the web
site for additional information on DUI and criminal law. You can visit his website or read his criminal law blog.


Languages spoken: American Sign Language

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    20 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Kraut Law Group

790 East Colorado Boulevard
9th Floor
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Kraut Law Group

8484 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 660B
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Kraut Law Group

5150 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90804

Kraut Law Group

450 N Brand Blvd # 600
Glendale, CA, 91203

Kraut Law Group

2600 W Olive Ave
5th Floor
Burbank, CA, 91505



TXInactive 200610/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top One Percent of Criminal Defense AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top Criminal Defense AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2015
Citizen's AwardBlack Prosecutors - Los Angeles2015
Top One Percent of Criminal Defense AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2014
Perfect 10 awardAvvo Top Rated2014
DUI AttorneyAttorney Target Selected2013
Criminal Defense LawyerAttorney Target Selected2012
Homicide Prosecutor awardJustice for Homicide Victims2006
ADDA AwardAssociation of Deputy District Attorneys2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyKraut Law Group2008 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles District Attorney's Office1994 - 2007
Associate AttorneyLewis A'mato1994 - 1994
Associate AttorneyAdams Duque & Hazeltine1993 - 1993
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office - Boston, MA1992 - 1993
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office - San Diego1991 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Criminal Defense CollegeAttorney Member2009 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasAttorney Member2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Michael P.Misdemeanor DUI
People V. Valenzueladismissed
People V. OhNo jail time, two feony charges and community service
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney BlogLos Angeles DUI Defense2013
Criminal Legal Manuals1101(b) and prior bad acts evidence1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Cornell Law SchoolNatural ResourcesBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI Defense and PracticeDUI Defense2012
MCLEDomestic Violence Seminar2011
Law Enforcement LecturesCriminal Law and Proceedure2001