I am an advocate for the accused and convicted. I take great pride that my chosen profession is guaranteed by the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions.
I am passionate about representing clients in their appeals and post-conviction relief matters. Truth be told, I am a law nerd at heart. I read all of the published criminal decisions by Pennsylvania’s appellate courts, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court on a weekly basis. I also keep up to date with developments in criminal law by reading other lawyers’ writings as well as the opinions of judges in other jurisdictions whose legal writing and reasoning I admire.
I understand that being entrusted with my clients’ cases is no small matter. Based on firsthand experience, I see the effects that criminal charges and convictions have on clients and their families. I chose this area of practice because it gives me the opportunity to help people and protect constitutional rights.
I grew up and was educated in the Philadelphia area. I am a graduate of LaSalle College High School, St. Joseph’s University, and Rutgers Law School. While in law school, I was the law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office in Camden, where I drafted legal memos, motions, and briefs for federal prosecutors. I excelled at Rutgers: I graduated with honors in the top ten percent of my class and was the Articles Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. At graduation, the faculty awarded me the Richard Barbour Memorial Award for Public Service.
I took a position as an appellate prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office after graduation. As an Assistant District Attorney, I handled a large number of appeals to the Pennsylvania Superior Court as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and litigated numerous post-conviction relief cases.
I am now a partner at Krasner & Long, LLC, one of Philadelphia’s premier criminal defense firms. I handle each appeal or post-conviction proceeding at the firm and have represented clients throughout the state.
I have been selected as a Super Lawyer, I have a perfect 10 rating on AVVO, and was selected as a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Let’s be honest, though – awards like that should not mean too much to you. You should choose a Pennsylvania criminal appeals attorney because you believe he has the right experience for your case and he makes you feel comfortable deciding to hire him.