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Michael E. Kraut, Managing Attorney

mkraut@krautlawgroup.com
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(323) 464-6453
(888) 334-6344

6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 1480
Los Angeles, California 90028

Attorney Michael Kraut graduated from Cornell University and attended Case Western Reserve School of Law and completed his legal studies at Harvard Law School. Mr. Kraut opened the Kraut Law Group in order to assist those under investigation, or charged with an offense in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Michael Kraut has consistently been rated as the top rated Los Angeles DUI lawyer by clients and prosecutors for the past five years.  As a DUI and criminal defense attorney, Mr. Kraut has developed a reputation of protecting his clients from criminal prosecution beginning from the moment of arrest and throughout the process.

Mr. Kraut is a former prosecutor and has worked for over 14 years as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a District Attorney, he worked for the United States Attorney's Office, the City Attorney's Office and now he has opened the Kraut Law Group, becoming one of Southern California's top notch criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Kraut has been featured on CNN and Fox News as well as in national print media for his work as a trial attorney.

Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut is a criminal law commentator for Good Morning America, BBC News, KTLA News, CNN and  exclusively handles criminal law questions for the Legal Broadcast Network.  He is often called upon to speak on major current topics affecting celebrities and non-celebrities under investigation or charged with crimes.

Mr. Kraut represents CEOs either charged or under investigation for white-collar crimes in Southern California.  He also represents individuals charged with DUI offenses and other criminal cases including drugs, and theft crimes. 

Mr. Kraut has developed a sliding fee scale.  He believes that everyone should be able to obtain a top notch Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.  Michael Kraut has always believed that no person should be turned away just because of financial stress.

Prior to being appointed as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Kraut worked for two national law firms, Adams Duque & Hazeltine and Lewis D'amado. At the firms he practiced insurance defense law representing large corporations.

Attorney Kraut became well known for his tenacity in the courtroom and his investigative skills, earning the reputation as one of the top litigators within the District Attorney's Office. During his career as a prosecutor, he has worked and gained experience in numerous assignments including the prestigious homicide Hardcore Gang Division and the white collar Major Frauds Division. Mr. Kraut has tried over 80 felony trials with an amazing 99% success rate in jury trials.

Mr. Kraut gained national notoriety for being the first person to uncover corrupt police officers involved in the Rampart police scandal. He has lectured to police and prosecutors on criminal investigative techniques. He has received numerous awards for his success in the courtroom.

Attorney Kraut enjoys a reputation among prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys as a top notch trial attorney. Mr. Kraut knows how police and prosecutors investigate and compile cases against you. He knows that you do not want to go to jail or lose your job or standing in the community. Michael Kraut now uses all of these skills, connections, and tenacity to defend individuals and corporations investigated and charged with a crime.

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Client Reviews
★★★★★
Michael Kraut is outstanding! He genuinely cared about my case and instructed my mom and I throughout the entire process. He was very clear on what he needed in order to receive the best results. He kept us updated until the end. I thank him so much for getting my charges rejected. I highly recommend him to anyone with legal needs! Shaquan Thomas
★★★★★
I contacted Michael with concern for my personal and business reputation. He was very reassuring and confident the entire time. After about 3 weeks it was determined that no charges were being filed by any agency and I was in the clear of any investigation. One thing that is amazing is just how FAST Michael is at replying to phone calls, texts, and even emails! We are talking under 30 minutes in most cases. That is unheard of for most attorneys! Michael is incredible and not your typical run of the mill attorney. For best results hire him if you feel like you might be under investigation or could face charges. Even if you know you are innocent it is best to take care of the smoke before it becomes a fire. Brad
★★★★★
Michael Kraut is-hands down-the best criminal defense attorney and I can't begin to thank him for all that he did for me and my family. I reached out to him in the middle of the night and less than a couple hours later, he had gotten back to me and scheduled a meeting. He's a no-nonsense attorney who knows how to get the job done! From the second we retained him, I had peace of mind in knowing that we were in the best hands possible. If Michael Kraut couldn't get it done, I knew that it couldn't be done at all. You can't put a price tag on your freedom. He was worth every single penny. Lida
★★★★★
Michael Kraut is an outstanding attorney. He was extremely professional, and straightforward, yet sensitive with my case. I am confident I made the right choice by hiring Michael. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly experienced lawyer. Daniel Lepervanche
★★★★★
Michael Kraut - I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for ​my son. When I came to you I read that you used to be a district attorney but I never knew how much that meant until I watch you in court. I knew it took 3 months but the final day when I heard the judge say that all charges were dismissed it was all worth it! I will always be grateful for all that you did for us. A.N.