Selected as "Super Lawyer" 2004-2019. Top 5% of all Attorneys in California. 44 Years Experience. Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization. Former Prosecutor.
Steve Cron was born in 1948, and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended North Hollywood High School, UCLA, and Hastings College of the Law, graduating in 1973. He passed the bar on the first try, and began working as a Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County. During his six years in the Public Defender’s Office, he handled juvenile cases, misdemeanors and felonies. It was a great place to start, with a high volume of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to murders, and everything in between.
After six years, in 1980, Steve decided to start his own practice. He loved the practice of law, but wanted the opportunity to be his own boss and to be able to build long-term relationships with his clients.
For 30 years, Steve has been in private practice in Santa Monica, representing those accused of criminal acts. He alone represents each of his clients, and he maintains personal relationships with the clients while representing them, and often, for many years after the attorney/client relationship has ended. When clients hire Steve, they know they’ll get his undivided attention, and that their case won’t be handed off to another lawyer with less experience.
Steve loves being a criminal defense lawyer. Everyday he gets to help people who are often in trouble and experiencing a terrible time in their lives. Being able to help people dig out of those situations is really rewarding. Although being arrested or charged with a crime is a horrible experience, Steve always tries to find a way to make this a positive experience. An arrest is often the result of recurring negative behavior, and sometimes such an experience can cause someone to reevaluate their lives and change negative behavior. For example, someone arrested for a DUI might come to realize that they’ve been drinking too much and take steps to curtail their drinking, or a domestic violence arrest might cause someone to begin anger management classes which help to save a relationship. Many of Steve’s clients keep in touch with him long after their cases are over, often telling him that they hated the experience of being arrested, but it caused them to change some habitually negative behavior which they had overlooked prior to their arrest.
Steve is often the lawyer who judges and prosecutors call when their friends or loved ones are in trouble. He’s credible, respected, and has over 35 years of experience representing people in criminal cases in Los Angeles County.
When a client is innocent, no one will fight harder. He has investigators and experts available to help prove our side of the case. He has an exemplary record as a trial lawyer, at one point winning nine consecutive federal jury trials.
When clients want to settle a case, Steve has the knowledge and experience to know what the issues are and how best to address them. His personal relationship with the clients lets him know what issues are most important to that particular client. His long-standing relationships with prosecutors and judges, give him the opportunity to present his client’s case in the best possible light. His credibility and reputation mean that his words will be taken seriously.
Steve Cron has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the State Board of Legal Specialization since 1984. There are only about 300 lawyers in the entire state who can call themselves Certified Criminal Law Specialists. He’s also been recognized by his peers every year since the inception in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual poll of Super Lawyers in Criminal Defense. Steve’s an Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law, and he’s a regular legal commentator for CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many other national and local magazines and newspapers. They ask Steve for his opinion, because he’s respected and knowledgeable, and people in the news want to know Steve’s opinions about current legal cases.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2013|
|California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2012|
|Deputy Public Defender||Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office||1974 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Monica Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section newsletter||Busted||2012|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|University of California - Los Angeles||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1970|
|Defending Criminal Cases||cronisraelsandstark.com||2015|
|Legal Analyst||Legal Commentator||2010|
|Assault Case Dismissed||Charges Dismissed|
|Probation for felony vandalism and possession of a deadly weapon - LAX Airport Courthouse||Probation|
|Felony Carjacking Charges Reduced to Attempted Auto Theft||Charges Reduced|
|Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed||Charges Dismissed|
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