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Edward A. Kraus
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Phone: (408) 573-5700

One North Market St. Suite 200
San Jose, California 95113

Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

Ed believes in handling matters efficiently and cost effectively for the client so that the client obtains the best resolution. Ed has tried cases to Juries and Judges as well as before Arbitrators, United States Department of Defense Administrative Law Judges, Department of Motor Vehicles hearing officers and Department of Labor Standards Enforcement Administrative Law Judges. Ed has handled matters in both state and federal courts.


J.D., Santa Clara University, 1992

Economics/Political Science, B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1989

Admissions California, 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1992
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2005
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1992
Activities and Honors
  • Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office, 1995-1998
  • California and Santa Clara County Bar Associations
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member San Jose Rotary Club
  • Former Board member of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center
  • Current Club Soccer Team Manager
  • Former Little League Baseball Coach
Client Reviews
For creative solutions to complex legal issues, I often turn to the attorneys at Silicon Valley Law Group. They are one of the law firms I have come to trust for providing consistently superior, responsive legal services. John A. Sobrato
The litigation team gave me the muscle, organizational skills and attention to detail I needed against our major competitor and got us a great result. Jon Burney
I expected legal competence from SVLG and they delivered on that expectation. But they went beyond my expectations in two important ways. Dick Haiduck