Peter E. Kratsa

Peter E. Kratsa: Attorney with MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • Partner at MacElree Harvey, Ltd. (33 Attorneys)
  • 17 West Miner Street, West Chester, PA 19382
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    4.8/5.0 (31)
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Biography

“I enjoy solving problems for clients. My approach is both analytical and tactical. The goal is always the same: the best possible outcome for my client.”

Pete concentrates his practice on criminal law, including state and federal criminal trials, grand jury investigations, internal investigations, appeals, as well as juvenile delinquency matters. Pete also represents individuals and entities in regulatory matters (such as professional license investigations and/or prosecutions). Pete additionally practices family law, including divorce, support, custody and adoption.

Prior to joining MacElree Harvey, Pete was a partner in a private law practice which concentrated exclusively on criminal cases at the state and federal court level. Before going into private practice, Pete served as an Assistant Public Defender with the Chester County Public Defender's Office.

Recent Representations
•Client accused of Insurance Fraud. With assistance of investigator, developed evidence that Commonwealth witness was fabricating. Witness confronted with fabrications through cross-examination. Case withdrawn by Commonwealth; arrest records expunged.
•Client accused of Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment and firearm-related offenses. Charges withdrawn by Commonwealth after Preliminary Hearing (cross-examination of victim and police) and filing of Omnibus Pre-Trial Motion.
•Client acquitted by jury of DUI.
•Client accused of assault. Judge granted Pre-Trial Motion to dismiss the charges.
•Representation of state and federal grand jury witnesses.
•Representation of client accused and ultimately exonerated of Mail Fraud.
•Representation of multiple clients charged with criminal and traffic offenses calling for the collateral consequence of a license suspension. Successfully avoid convictions and license suspensions by way of negotiating with officers and Commonwealth and/or gaining acquittals after Summary Trial.

Articles
•Peter Kratsa featured in Bloomberg Business
•Attorney Peter Kratsa Featured on CNN
•Want advice? You need a lawyer
•Attorney-Client Privilege: The Primary Principle of Criminal Defense

Videos
•Problems I Solve for Clients
•Why I Became a Lawyer
•Criminal Defense

Areas of Practice (23)

  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Protection From Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Legal Custody
  • Child Support
  • Criminal Defense
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Investigations
  • and Criminal Defense
  • Federal & White Collar Crimes Defense
  • DUI & DWI Defense
  • APL/Spousal Support
  • Adoption
  • Violent Crimes Criminal Defense
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Drug Crimes & Offenses Defense
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Sex Crimes Defense
  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
484-402-6408  Phone
610 436-0100  Phone
610 430-7885  Fax
www.macelree.com
University Attended:
University of Richmond, B.A., English, with History minor
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1993, Pennsylvania
Memberships:

Memberships
•Chester County Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
•National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

ISLN:
913121229
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (31 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.7/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a General Counsel on 06/20/13 in Criminal Law

    I have known Peter personally and professionally for over 20 years. He he is conscientious, knowledgeable and responsive. He is the first person in his field that I think of to refer business because I know he will exceed my clients expectations.

    I have known Peter personally and professionally for over 20 years. He he is conscientious, knowledgeable and responsive. He is the first person in his field that I think of to refer business because I know he will exceed my clients expectations. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 06/12/13 in Criminal Defense

    Peter is a tremendous attorney, he works hard, is ethical and studies the law at all times. Peter is highly respected as an advocate, his achieved great results for his client and is well regarded by the Bench. I highly recommend and endorse this at... Read more

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    Peter is a tremendous attorney, he works hard, is ethical and studies the law at all times. Peter is highly respected as an advocate, his achieved great results for his client and is well regarded by the Bench. I highly recommend and endorse this attorney for AV rating. Read less

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