Michael Kraut

Practice/Organization Description

Los Angeles DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kraut

Michael Kraut has over 15 years of diverse experience in all aspects of criminal law. He attended Harvard Law School and Case Western Reserve School of Law, following his graduation from Cornell University in 1988. Mr. Kraut opened the Los Angeles DUI defense firm in order to assist those under investigation, or charged with a DUI offense in Los Angeles, San Bernardino Riverside and Orange Counties.

Michael Kraut has become very successful in handling DUI cases. Because Mr. Kraut was a senior prosecutor before he opened his driving under the influence defense firm, virtually every criminal court that handles DUI cases in Southern California knows that he is a top notch DUI criminal defense attorney. Wherever he appears, Mr. Kraut is known to aggressively defend his clients in their DUI cases. He has become known as a Pasadena DUI defense attorney, a Beverly Hills DUI defense attorney, and a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney. It does not matter what courthouse a client's case is being handled, attorney Michael Kraut has worked with the prosecutor and judge assigned to your case.

Mr. Kraut was appointed Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in 1994, serving under multiple elected officials. Mr. Kraut was assigned as a prosecutor to the elite homicide Hardcore Gang Division, Felony trial pool and Major Fraud Division. He has been the trial attorney on a wide variety of criminal cases, including hundreds of Los Angeles DUIs. In addition, Mr. Kraut has tried over 20 murders, numerous white collar cases, witness intimidation, ponzi (pyramid) schemes, drug trafficking and various other misdemeanor and felony cases. Mr. Kraut has brought over 80 felony cases to trial, and has achieved a 99% success rate in jury trials. Mr. Kraut handles Southern California DUI defense and developed a reputation as a leading DUI defense attorney.

Michael is well known within the Los Angeles legal community. He is credited for his tenacity in the courtroom, as well his investigative skills, earning the reputation as one of the top criminal attorneys in Los Angeles Country His unique insights into the workings of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office are invaluable in negotiating dispositions and, ultimately trying criminal cases.

Mr. Kraut gained national attention in when he uncovered corrupt law enforcement activities including planting evidence, intimidation and false testimony in the now notorious Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Police Scandal. His activities were highlighted in the national press, including the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.

He has lectured to police and prosecutors on DUI criminal investigative techniques and has received numerous awards for his success in the courtroom.

Prior to his employment as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Kraut worked for the United States Attorney's Office the City Attorney's Office and practiced law with two national law firms, Adams Duque & Hazeltine and Lewis D'amado where he represented large international corporations.

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.

Bar Admissions

California and Texas


Harvard Law School

Cornell University

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Crime victims of Southern California


6255 Sunset Boulevard, 915
Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States

  • 323-464-6453

Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Law
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