Peter Kratsa Elected President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Peter E. Kratsa

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce the election of Peter E. Kratsa as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL).

PACDL is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and resources to criminal defense lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the “premier network of leading defense attorneys in the region”. The Association consists of over nine-hundred attorneys from across the Commonwealth, and in addition to supporting criminal defense lawyers, its mission includes protecting the rule of law and improving the criminal justice system.

Mr. Kratsa chairs MacElree Harvey’s Criminal Defense Practice Group and has over 25 years of experience defending individuals and entities under investigation and/or accused of criminal activity. “I have been a member of PACDL since I began practicing law,” Kratsa said. “It is an incredible honor to become its President. I look forward to sustaining PACDL’s vision of equal justice under the law and its impactful mission.”

About MacElree Harvey, Ltd With roots that reach back to 1880, MacElree Harvey is a full-service law firm serving Pennsylvania and Delaware. In addition to its broad-based litigation practices, the firm represents clients in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, labor and employment, real estate,

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