Michael Eric Kraut

Michael Eric Kraut

Practice areas:

DUI and DWI, Criminal defense

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.


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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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Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info

6255 Sunset Blvd #1480
Los Angeles, CA, 90028

Customer Reviews

Michael Eric Kraut Is an outstanding Lawyer he saved my life ! I taught I was finished until I got his number from a friend and I gave him a call , the minute we agreed that he was going represent me he started tearing down walls and building buck hope for my carrier . At the time 1 have been in the Marine corps for 15 years he got me off of an unlicensed and on registerd fire arm and multiple other felonny chargies to include a DUI the man to me is a step down from God .

Michael provided me with a defense to an unfortunate (and frankly unwarranted) citation. Had the outcome not has been as favorable as it was, I would’ve lost my career and income. Thank you, Michael! I would recommend you without reservation to anyone I know searching for a competent lawyer.

I was being charged with domestic abuse from a psychotic ex. I met with Michael and i hired him immediately and he told me what i needed to do and we started working on my case me doing what i could do and vice versa. Michael worked hard and got what could have been a possibly felony or misdemeanor dropped. He has helped me through a very difficult and scary time of my life. He is straightforward and a true professional that cares for his clients. When meeting him you’ll quickly pick up on that. I thank the stars i came across Michael Kraut. Infinite thank yous

I hired Michael to handle a case that could end up as a felany.

He is a true professional and knows how to handle all court situations.

I ended up with a misdemeanor, no bail,no penalty and no probation.

Michael handeled my case with loyalty and gave me the feeling that I’m in good hands.

Do not be bothered by his short email answeres :-).

He is on top of every detail and rest assured that he will get the best possible results for you.

Michael is highly recommended and if you do need a criminal lawyer, he is your go to one.

Thanks Michael for everything.

Josh L.

Mr. Michael Kraut and his firm associates accomplished, without wasting any time, exactly as what he said he would do. He returned my calls, texts, e-mails promptly including early mornings, evenings and weekends. Very accessible. Michael is forthright, knowledgeable and professional with an innate ability to keep a calm in the mix during trying times which reinforced my confidence in his abilities. He has a soft-side that is authentic without sugar-coating facts. I’m very glad to have had him as the representing attorney.

After a less than productive experience with another attorney, I hired Mike Kraut to take on my case. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Mike was very understanding of the circumstances and got to work immediately. He is a former prosecutor so was able to work with that side behind the scenes to get results I didn’t think possible. I highly recommend Mike and his services to anyone in need!

I was facing deportation because of two misdemeanor. He filed a motion to vacate for the second one, and changed the court decision four years after the case had been closed. My immigration court for removal was last week and I got back my green card, just because of him. I consulted more than 10 different lawyers before Michael Kraut, all of them told me I have no chance or very little chance to win the motion. Michael Kraut was expensive for me, but it worth every penny. I was so lucky to find him in Avvo. I called him based on the Avvo reviews, so I am writing this review to help someone else.

I was truly happy with the representation I received from Michael Kraut. He was there for 100% of the time when I needed him. He is a true professional who knows the law and will deliver results. His knowledge of the legal system and laws gave me confidence. I know who I will recommend to any friend of family member if they need a lawyer, Michael Kraut.

Michael Kraut was proactive in my case. He knew exactly what to do and he hit the ground running from the moment I hired him. He really knows his stuff and he has tremendous experience. Hands down the best attorney you can find. He genuinely cares about his clients and it shows in how hard he works.

I came across Kraut Law Group during my extensive research period shortly after I was charged with a second DUI. As anyone who has gone through this before knows, there are dozens of DUI attorneys out there that are all jockeying for your money once your charges hit the court “wire.” I similarly had a mailbox full of flyers, brochures and DVD’s from various practices trying to get me to give them my thousands of dollars to defend me. Because I knew the severity of a possible second DUI on my record both generally as well as in my career, I pored over each of the mailings and did online research with many of them, and had introductory phone calls with a few others.

I was pulled over for my DUI in Pasadena, CA, so part of my search for the right defense attorney was to try and find someone that knew that particular jurisdiction and hopefully had experience and success defending clients there. That is how I came across Mike Kraut and his law office. Online research showed that he was very familiar with the Pasadena courthouse and spent many years as an attorney. When i called Mike to learn more information, he gave me a brief introduction to his practice, and asked me to provide my background and summarize the circumstances surrounding my DUI. What really impressed me was that unlike the other attorneys with whom I spoke that tried to “close” me on the very first call and get me to retain them as my defense for several thousand dollars, Mike essentially told me, “I think I can definitely help you, but I would like to meet in person before we move forward or agree that I will defend you.” He told me that the best way to get an idea of what kind of client I would be, and for me to understand what kind of attorney he would be on my behalf, we would need to meet in person and basically get to know each other. Wow. I couldn’t have agreed more!

When we met at his office he was extremely welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. We went over the details of my case again, but in more detail, and he laid out what his potential strategy would be and what specifically in my case were the strongest points for my defense. Everything he laid out was very reasonable and made perfect sense. I’m very detail oriented so I always ask questions to understand as much as possible, and Mike was patient and happy to answer everything I asked about. I shared what my biggest concerns were regarding my case and what I most wanted to avoid, and Mike was informative and clear about how he and his staff would do everything possible to put me in the best position to defend my case with respect to my goals. Throughout my case, Mike and his staff kept me updated with everything that was going on and what I could expect during the process. It made me feel very confident that I chose the best team possible for my case, and then Mike informed me that he was able to get my potential second DUI (with a 0.17 breathalyzer reading) dropped down to a wet reckless. That is unheard of! I was so relieved and can’t thank Mike enough. I never even had to show up to court once! They did everything. And, to top it off, during the time Mike was working on my case, I got a red light photo enforced ticket that he told me he would take care of on the house, and he got it dismissed! I couldn’t have asked for better people to work with during what is normally such a difficult and stressful situation. I can’t recommend Kraut Law enough.

State Status Acquired Updated
CA Active 1993 08/24/2016
TX Inactive 2006 12/20/2016
Award name Grantor Date granted
AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Top One Percent of Criminal Defense Attorneys National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015
Top Criminal Defense Attorney Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Citizen’s Award Black Prosecutors – Los Angeles 2015
Top One Percent of Criminal Defense Attorneys National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2014
Perfect 10 award Avvo Top Rated 2014
DUI Attorney Attorney Target Selected 2013
Criminal Defense Lawyer Attorney Target Selected 2012
Homicide Prosecutor award Justice for Homicide Victims 2006
ADDA Award Association of Deputy District Attorneys 2002
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Managing Attorney Kraut Law Group 2008 – Present
Deputy District Attorney Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office 1994 – 2007
Associate Attorney Lewis A’mato 1994 – 1994
Associate Attorney Adams Duque & Hazeltine 1993 – 1993
Law Clerk United States Attorney’s Office – Boston, MA 1992 – 1993
Law Clerk United States Attorney’s Office – San Diego 1991 – 1991
Association name Position name Duration
National Criminal Defense College Attorney Member 2009 – Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association Attorney Member 2008 – Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Attorney Member 2008 – Present
State Bar of Texas Attorney Member 2006 – Present
State Bar of California Attorney Member 1993 – Present
Legal cases
Case name Outcome
People v. D’Angona Dismissed
People V. Oh No jail time, two feony charges and community service
People V. Valenzuela dismissed
Publication name Title Date
Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney Blog Los Angeles DUI Defense 2013
Criminal Legal Manuals 1101(b) and prior bad acts evidence 1995
School name Major Degree Graduated
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Harvard Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 1993
Cornell University Natural Resources BS – Bachelor of Science 1988
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
DUI Defense and Practice DUI Defense 2012
MCLE Domestic Violence Seminar 2011
Law Enforcement Lectures Criminal Law and Proceedure 2001

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