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
- Long Beach
- San Fernando
- Santa Clarita
- El Monte
- East Los Angeles
- Orange County
- San Diego
- Imperial County
- 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