Pietragallo is pleased to announce that partner James W. Kraus has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (the College), one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony took place during the College’s 2021 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of preeminent members of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading trial lawyers organization in both countries. Fellowship is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
Membership in the College cannot exceed 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows.
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 wide variety of complex matters, including health care litigation, securities matters, preliminary injunction proceedings, and criminal trials in both state and federal court. He has also handled environmental litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. Prior to joining private practice, he served as a JAG criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. In addition to his work in the courtroom, Jim has represented clients in response to investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other government agencies.
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