Matthew Phillip Kraut

Matthew Phillip Kraut

The Law Office of Matthew Kraut
  • Criminal Law
  • California
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I am a career courtroom attorney with over 25 years of experience handling all variety of criminal cases. I have tried numerous cases to juries including those involving allegations of murder, sexual assault, gang-related activity, and violent crimes involving firearms and other weapons. I have also tried hundreds of cases involving mental health issues and defenses, including murder cases with insanity and mental incompetence defenses. That experience led to my teaching on the subject of mental illness and mental defenses to California prosecutors at seminars hosted by the California District Attorneys Association.

Currently, my practice is dedicated to private criminal defense. I am located in San Luis Obispo County, more specifically in Shell Beach. I handle cases anywhere in California, although I primarily focus on cases heard in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.

Practice Area
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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Professional Experience
Principal/Owner/Sole Proprietor
The Law Office of Matthew Kraut
- Current
Deputy District Attorney
DA's Office San Luis Obispo County
Deputy District Attorney
DA's Office Ventura County
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Loyola Marymount University
B.A. (1986) | History
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 162036
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Contact & Map
P.O. Box 3084
Shell Beach, CA 93408
Telephone: (805) 723-0711
Fax: (844) 274-3896
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