Marci Kratter criminal defense attorney

about me


  Marci Kratter is a prominent Arizona criminal defense attorney representing people charged with serious crimes in the Phoenix area and throughout the state of Arizona. She has practiced criminal defense law since 1997, devoting her entire career to defending people against a system designed to highly favor the prosecution.

  With close to twenty years of experience, Ms. Kratter has represented clients through all stages of the criminal justice process, and her extensive trial experience ranges from misdemeanors to death penalty cases. She has provided outstanding legal representation to clients charged with everything from domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, sex crimes, theft, burglary, probation violations and the full range of misdemeanors and felonies.

  Ms. Kratter has always understood that a criminal conviction has a devastating impact not just on her client but also on the families involved.   She also knows that opinions in criminal cases are really a matter of perspective. Ms. Kratter knows that witnesses make mistakes, law enforcement officers make mistakes, investigators and detectives make mistakes, and that human actions can be misinterpreted. Nothing is ever black and white. She understands that as human beings  we sometimes make mistakes and that none of us deserve to be defined entirely by one dark moment or poor choice. 

  Ms. Kratter is  passionate about defending her clients, and she is committed to ensuring that they receive the best defense possible.  Ms. Kratter is known in the legal community as a fierce advocate,  for her clients, an innovative strategist and a force to be reckoned with.

  Ms. Kratter has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Arizona Republic and on national and local news programs.



Arizona State University Bachelor's Degree- Psychology

California Western School of Law- Juris Doctorate