Peter E. Kratsa Elected President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
October 11, 2019 – MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce the election of
Peter E. Kratsa as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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.”