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Steven M. Cron Steve Cron

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For over thirty years, Steve has been successfully defending individuals in the Los Angeles area who have been accused of committing a crime. Since 1984, he has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization. Fewer than 400 lawyers in the California have the experience, respect of their peers, and expertise to be certified as Criminal Law Specialists.

Steve’s long-standing relationships with prosecutors and judges, give him the opportunity to present his client’s case in the best possible light and ensure that his arguments on behalf of his client will be heard. His credibility and reputation mean that he will be taken seriously.

Steve is the lawyer whom judges and prosecutors often call when their friends or loved ones are in trouble. He’s credible, respected, and has over 36 years of experience representing people in criminal cases in the state and federal courts of Southern California and beyond.

When a client is innocent, no one will fight harder than Steve. He has investigators and experts available to help build the case and prove his client’s innocence. He has an outstanding record as a trial lawyer, at one point winning nine consecutive federal jury trials.

When clients want to settle a case, Steve has the knowledge and experience to know what the issues are and how best to resolve them. Because of Steve’s personal relationship with each client, he always negotiates and resolves with the client’s priorities in mind.

Steve loves being a criminal defense lawyer. Every day he gets to help people who are often in trouble and experiencing a terrible time in their lives. Being able to help people dig out of those situations is very rewarding. Although being arrested or charged with a crime is a horrible experience, Steve always tries to find a way to make it a positive experience. Many of Steve’s clients keep in touch with him long after their cases are over, often telling him that they hated the experience of being arrested, but that it caused them to change some habitually negative behavior which they had not acknowledged prior to their arrest.

Steve published an article entitled "Busted," about representing celebrities in high profile criminal prosecutions. The article was published in the American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Lawyer. Steve has also been recognized by his peers every year since its inception in Los Angeles Magazine’s annual poll of Super Lawyers in Criminal Defense.

Steve is a recognized authority in the criminal defense field, and has served as a legal expert on television, radio, and print media. Steve has been featured on: The Today Show, CNN, CNN Europe, Good Morning America, Fox News Channel, Bill O'Reilly, Court TV, Celebrity Justice, MSNBC, Inside Edition, Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Reuters and People, to name a few.

Areas of Practice:
Criminal Defense
Juvenile Law
Sexual Assault
Driving While Intoxicated
Drug Crimes
Assault and Battery
White Collar Crime
Domestic Violence
Weapons Charges
Personal Injury
Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Bar Admissions:
California, 1974
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1973, J.D.
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 1970, B.A.
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
Legal Commentator, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Local Television and Radio Programs, National and Local Newspapers and Magazines
Honors and Awards:
Rated AV
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Santa Monica Bar Association, 1992 - 1993, President
Santa Monica Bar Association, 1987 - 1994, Member, Board of Trustees
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
State Bar of California, 1993 - 1996
Member, Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
National Conference of Bar Presidents, 1993 - 2000, Member
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
Past Employment Positions:
Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, Deputy Public Defender, 1974 - 1980
Zeta Beta Tau

1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cron, Israels & Stark
Located at 1541 Ocean Avenue, Suite 200 Santa Monica, CA 91401. View Map
Phone: (310) 451-9888