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William Kroger

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Criminal defense attorney William S. Kroger has dedicated 100% of his career to helping men and women caught up in a criminal prosecution. He regularly defends clients in courts including Los Angeles Criminal Court (CCB) Airport Court, East Los Angeles Court, and Alhambra. 

 Experience helping people like you

Every day in court, I work to place checks on the power of the prosecution. I am honored to defend each one of my clients, no matter what crime they are accused of or where they come from.

Sometimes the best results in a criminal case can come from meeting with the prosecutor and convincing them that the charges against your client don't advance justice. Other times, we have to take our best cases to trial by a jury. Since I started practicing around the Los Angeles area in 1997, I've developed working relationships with many others in the criminal court system, including judges, district attorneys, court clerks, and other lawyers. My clients benefit from my years of experience developing effective strategies for a successful result.

Personal attention when you need it most

Lawyers sometimes talk about “routine” cases like they are no big deal, because we aren't the ones facing a criminal conviction or jail time. But each of my clients is facing one of the most important challenges in their life. That's why every client gets my personal attention, and I make sure to review every case myself. I worry about my clients. I make follow-up phone calls and meet with families to explain what is going on in the case or what we can expect at the next court hearing.

People can turn to me for support when they are in court for the first time. I still remember standing up in court with my first client. I don't know who was more nervous, him or me. Thinking about how I felt that day it reminds me of how frightening court can be for my clients. 

100% dedicated to criminal defense

Even as a young lawyer, I knew that I did not want to work as a prosecutor and put people in prison. Though I saw some big-shot criminal defense attorneys advertise their work as ex-prosecutors, I never understood how someone who once celebrated sending a young mother to jail could ever shift their loyalties completely. That's why I have proudly dedicated my entire career to the defense of others. 

Driven to take on the toughest cases

 In court, I tackle the challenging cases with the same dedication and focus I use as an expert skier and ice climber. I have become confident enough to ski down any double black diamond ski run you put in front of me because my years of training honed my ability to think quickly, avoid unnecessary obstacles, and react appropriately to changing conditions. Complex criminal cases and trials give some of the same challenges. 

In complex drug cases, there are so many moving parts that you have to understand before taking action. Major narcotics investigations may scare some drug lawyers, but I find the way that the different agencies work together is fascinating. Often the best defenses come from following the trail of wiretaps, confidential informants, and GPS data to find that there is nothing to support the initial allegation. If the best-trained FBI agent can mess up on a multi-million dollar investigation, imagine what we can find if we look closely at a petty theft case.

Contacting the Kroger Law Group

 If you call our number, you will probably reach Karina or Jill who will ask a few questions about your case. We focus on criminal defense, so this is one way to make sure you have a case where we can help. If so, you'll be transferred to me or I'll be sent your number and will call you back as soon as I can. 

If you use our contact form, everyone in the group gets your message at the same time. We have an unwritten rule that the first person who can respond does, sometimes within minutes.

Every day, we review all of the calls and messages to make sure everyone has been called back. 

After we talk to you on the phone, we can set an appointment for you to come into the office to meet us and get started on your defense.

Bar Admissions & Associations

Defending people from prosecution is more than a job to me. That's why I am proud to be a supporter of bar associations that work to improve the criminal justice system. These include:

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • California chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • International Criminal Law Association.

 With over 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney, I have been called to bring my skills and abilities to cases in many courts. I am admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California, including 

  • Los Angeles
  • Airport Court
  • West Covina
  • Alhambra
  • Pasadena
  • Long Beach
  • Downey
  • Catalina
  • Inglewood
  • Lancaster
  • Glendale
  • Burbank
  • San Fernando
  • Santa Clarita
  • Torrance
  • El Monte
  • Compton
  • Whittier
  • East Los Angeles
  • Pomona
  • Orange County
  • Bakersfield
  • San Diego
  • Imperial County
  • Ventura
  • Santa Barbara
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of California

 I am also proud to represent my clients if they find themselves in other jurisdictions. On a case-by-case basis (pro hac vice), I have been admitted to and practiced in these federal district courts:

  • District of Alaska
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Southern District of Mississippi
  • District of Nevada
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • District of Utah
  • Western District of Wisconsin
  • District of Wyoming

 The following state courts have also admitted me to practice pro hac vice:

  • Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Kingman County, Arizona
  • Henry County, Georgia
  • Citrus County, Florida
  • Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Dawson County, Nebraska

Recent Blog Posts


  • William Kroger is the best defense lawyer in Los Angeles

    William Kroger is the best defense lawyer in Los Angeles. His offices are in Beverly Hills and prices are reasonable. He travels to most court houses in the greater Los Angeles area. I usually hate dealing with Lawyers but Bill made the whole experience easy and stress free on my end. He started ...
  • Bottom line is thank you Mr. Kroger and you are the best!!

    William Kroger. I cannot express our family's appreciation enough for what Mr. Kroger has done. He amazes me with his honest to the point conversations held in his office. He has a way of comforting you and relieving the stress that comes with a legal matter. We have retained Mr. Kroger on multip...
  • The best.

    My first time using an attorney Bill Kroger took care if my issue that could have turned into something much worse in no time. The best.
  • Bill got my case dismissed

    Bill is a straight forward guy that will guide you from the moment you go to his office seeking counsel to the moment the case is handled. He handles every case on a personal level and will definitely take care of you. I don't want to go into too much detail about my case but when I got into trou...
  • I would recommend this firm to anyone

    I've called my share of attorney's and when I spoke to Buddy about my issue, he was really helpful and was able to answer my questions. When I came out to the office, he treated me with respect, and help me with my case. I don't want to go into details, but he was able to get my case drop. I've n...
  • Highly Recommend!

    I would highly recommend Mr. Kroger for anyone seeking help in a drug case. He was very helpful at putting me at ease and took care of everything for me on court.
  • Thank you Attorney William Kroger!

    A good friend recommended Mr. Kroger as a criminal defense lawyer. I could not have had a better recommendation. I had outstanding violations and one had turned into a warrant. I was amazed at Mr. Kroger ability to fight my case. He was able to dismiss my fines and penalties. I have never seen an...
  • Team Kroger!

    I'm not going into specifics as I got 3 traffic tickets in 1 month. This Attorney (Mr Kroger) and Buddy were wonderful and I can now sleep at night. All dismissed.  Reasonable fees for awesome results as a defendant. He got 2 dismissed and now waiting on getting the 3rd dismissed.

Contact William S. Kroger Today

If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, CA who is proficient in marijuana, drug & criminal law, there’s simply no better attorney than William S. Kroger. Contact Me