James W. Kraus Elected into American Board of Trial Advocates

June 8, 2021

By: James W. Kraus

James W Kraus, partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

ABOTA is an invitation-only national association of 7,600 experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. ABOTA’s primary goal is to educate the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury and is dedicated to elevating the standards of skill, integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.

Jim has spent over 20 years focusing on white collar criminal defense, government enforcement, internal investigations, health care litigation and commercial litigation. He has extensive trial experience in a broad range of substantive legal areas. He has also conducted numerous internal investigations, including investigations for governmental organizations and publicly traded companies. Prior to joining private practice, Jim served as a JAG criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. He also served as environmental litigation counsel for the Department of the Army in Washington, D.C., working with the Department of Justice as Agency counsel in litigation matters defending environmental lawsuits and regulatory actions. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in three separate practice areas: Healthcare Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, and Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.

About Pietragallo

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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