Greenfield & Kraut

When the stakes are high, you may want nothing less than strong and effective legal representation. Your future is on the line.

Firm Overview

Greenfield & Kraut is a law firm dedicated to helping people overcome serious legal problems. Much of our practice is devoted to the defense of people facing criminal charges, including fraud, drug charges, and other felonies and misdemeanors. We also represent clients in civil matters such as medical malpractice claims, personal injury suits, contract disputes, professional licensing and other matters.

Whatever the nature of the case, you can depend on Greenfield & Kraut to provide you with skillful and determined representation.

We Are Trial Attorneys, First and Foremost
Our attorneys are skilled at the art of trial advocacy and persuasion, and are not afraid to take on challenging cases.

Our firm's strengths can be summarized as follows:
-Extensive experience in federal courts Stanley W. Greenfield served in the U.S. Justice Department as an assistant and first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The firm has handled cases nationwide in the federal courts of the U.S.
-Credibility with prosecutors state and federal prosecutors know our attorneys well and have developed a well deserved professional respect for them. This respect is of great importance during negotiations for favorable dispositions and in the pre-trial phase of cases.
-Schooled in procedure and argumentation we understand the rules of procedure and how to argue persuasively on behalf of our clients.
-Committed to achieving the best possible result in every case we are assertive in the protection of our clients' rights and aggressive in defending their freedom.

Your Future Is Important to Us
At Greenfield & Kraut we understand the stress and uncertainty that a federal or state crime charge or other legal problem brings to our clients' lives. We will work diligently on your behalf throughout the entire legal process defending your rights, protecting your interests and working hard to achieve a positive outcome for you.
Main Office

Main Office
1040 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh  PA  15219

Phone
  • 412-261-4466
Criminal Defense
Pittsburgh Violent Crime Defense Attorney
If you face a violent crime charge, you cannot afford anything less than a strong defense effort. Your freedom and your future are at stake.
Greenfield & Kraut is a criminal defense firm with extensive experience in cases involving assault, homicide and other violent crimes. We are strong advocates who are knowledgeable in the law. We use every means possible to defend our clients' rights and freedom.

Our firm defends people accused of all types of violent crime charges, including:
-Simple assault
-Aggravated assault
-Felony murder
-Homicide by vehicle
-Manslaughter
-Sex crimes
-Domestic violence
-And other violent crime charges

Contact us for a free consultation. An attorney at our firm can review your case and discuss possible defense strategies in your case.

An Experienced Team, Working to Defend Your Rights and Freedom
At the firm of Greenfield & Kraut attorney Greenfield has defended clients accused of serious felony crimes for over thirty years. We will carefully examine all of the facts leading up to the event in question and consider possible defenses based on a self-defense or defense of others. We will also engage experts in certain areas when it can aid in the defense effort, such as a private investigator, a forensic evidence specialist, a psychologists or professionals in other disciplines.

Greenfield & Kraut will work to build a strong and effective defense for you.

Guiding a Jury to the Right Decision
In a case which does go to trial, it is important to inform jury members of their responsibilities. They must know their proper role as unbiased arbiters, examining the facts of the case and determining whether the state has met the standard of proof required for conviction.

Stanley W. Greenfield is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law. In that role, he teaches techniques of trial advocacy to law students and has lectured to the bar. Mr. Greenfield also has the ability to teach jury members of their responsibilities.

Your future is important to Greenfield & Kraut. We will work diligently at all stages of the legal process to defend your rights and preserve your freedom.

Gayle R. Kraut

Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense
Civil Litigation
Juvenile
Family Law
Estate
Real Estate Law
Plaintiffs' Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 2000
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2000

Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D. - 2000
Honors: Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 1999
New York University
M.A. - 1995
Major: Clinical Psychology
New York University
Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions
Marcus & Shapira
Dornish and Scolieri
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Stanley W. Greenfield

Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation
Criminal Law
Plaintiffs Personal Injury Law
Medical Malpractice
Felonies
White Collar Crime
Business Litigation
Federal Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court

Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D.
Honors: Member, Moot Court
University of Pittsburgh
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude)
Phi Beta Kappa

Classes/Seminars
Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, Duquesne University School of Law, 1969 - Present
Advanced Criminal Procedures, University of Pittsburgh, 1980
Faculty Member, Intensive Course in Trial Advocacy, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1977 - Present

Honors and Awards
Recipient, Blackburn Memorial Award

Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Treasurer, 1973 - 1974
Allegheny County Bar Association, Chairman, Finance Committee, 1975
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Professional Ethics Committee, 1984 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 1991 - 1995
Allegheny County Bar Association, Vice Chairman, Judiciary Committee, 1996 - 1998
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Special Fee Determination Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Member, 2004 - Present

Past Employment Positions and Professional Appointments
Western District of Pennsylvania, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1962 - 1966
Western District of Pennsylvania, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1966 - 1969
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Member, Pennsylvania Criminal Procedural Rules Committee, 1985 - 1991
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Vice Chairman, Pennsylvania Criminal Procedural Rules Committee,
1988 - 1991
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, Member, Hearing Committee, 1981 - 1984
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, Chairman, Hearing Committee, 1984
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Joint Council on Standards of Criminal Justice, Co-Chairman, 1979
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Jessica M. Bole

Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense
Civil Litigation
Plaintiffs Personal Injury
Estate
Real Estate Law
Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 2011
U.S. District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania, 2011

Education
Duquesne University School of Law
J.D. - 2011
Honors: Cum Laude
Marshall University
Class of 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association
Duquesne Law Alumni Association


Prior Positions
Law Clerk, The Honorable Anthony M. Mariani, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Education
  • Duquesne University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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