Randy Kravis

Mr. Kravis began his legal career in the Navy JAG Corps, where he served for four years as a lieutenant.

Randy Kravis, Partner

Phone: (310) 975-7040
Fax: (310) 496-0758
Email: randy@kgzlaw.net

Randy Kravis’s practice is limited exclusively to criminal appeals and writs. Mr. Kravis began his legal career in the Navy JAG Corps, where he served for four years as a lieutenant. During his service, he received several honors and awards, including the prestigious Navy Commendation Medal for his work as an appellate attorney.

Mr. Kravis also graduated magna cum laude from American University law school, was inducted into that school’s Honor Society, and served as an editor on its law review. Mr. Kravis’s practice is dedicated exclusively to helping defendants appeal their convictions in both the federal and California state courts.

In the course of his career as an appellate attorney, he has handled hundreds of appeals and writs of habeas corpus and has obtained reversals for his clients, including those in the United States Supreme Court Watson v. California, Naya v. California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (United States v. Davis, 428 F.3d 802 9th Cir. 2005 and the California appellate courts (People v. Woren, People v. Valle, People v. Gonzalez, etc.) Mr. Kravis has also been a regular legal commentator on Fox News Channel and CNN. He is pleased to join in partnership with the talented group of attorneys that make up the Kravis, Graham & Zucker Law Firm.

Media Appearances

The hidden wounds of combat
CNN’s Alina Cho talks to attorney Randy Kravis and Dr. Terry Lyles about suicide and PTSD in the military.
Source: https://www.cnn.com/videos/bestoftv/2012/05/27/exp-ptsd-suicide-kravis-and-lyles.cnn

Soldier’s decision: A crime or his duty?
Randy Kravis talks with Randi Kaye about the defense of a soldier charged with negligent homicide in Afghanistan.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/06/16/kravis-soldier-murder-defense.cnn

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Certification of Rehabilitation

In California, you may be eligible to apply for a certificate of rehabilitation if you have successfully completed your felony sentence and have kept out of trouble.

Criminal Appeals

Appeals offer convicted defendants an opportunity to have a higher court review the process that lead to conviction in order to ensure that this process was fair to the defendant.


Many defendants are eligible for a process known as expungement, under which an individual is released from all penalties and disabilities arising from conviction.


Recent changes in California law provide an opportunity for those who have been convicted of a crime to have their sentence reduced or even eliminated.

Prisoners Rights

While many people might not realize it, prisoners still have certain rights guaranteed by both the California State and United States Constitutions.

Immigration Cases

If you took a plea deal in a criminal case and suffer from immigration consequences you may have legal grounds to vacate the plea.

Writ of Habeas Corpus

Anyone who is in prison, or otherwise restrained in some way by the criminal justice system, can bring a writ of habeas corpus petition to challenge their imprisonment.

Parole Suitability Hearing

Parole is a period of supervision that follows an individual after their release from prison. Most inmates will automatically be released to parole after finishing their “determinate” sentence.

Proposition 47

Effective November 5, 2014, proposition 47’s main purpose is to reduce certain non-violent and non-serious felonious crimes to just misdemeanors.

Proposition 57

Effective November 8, 2016, Proposition 57 was approved and maintains a substantial effect on California’s Criminal Justice system as a result of overpopulation in prisons.

SB 260

Young offenders can be tried as adults and sentenced to extremely long or even life sentences as young as 14. In 2013, California passed a law changing child sentencing practices for certain crimes.

SB 261

Effective January 1, 2016, SB 261 extends the unique youth offender parole process created in SB 260 (above) to inmates who committed crimes between the ages of 14-22, but were tried as adults.