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William Kroger
Alma mater Pepperdine University, University of West Los Angeles
Occupation Lawyer

"William Kroger" is a Los Angeles-based criminal defense attorney specializing in defending cases involving controlled substances, including medical marijuana dispensaries, and is active in issues regarding the use of medical marijuana and its legalization.[1] He is principal of the Kroger Law Firm.[2]


Kroger is an alumnus of Pepperdine University, as well as Oxford University, the Institute on International and Comparative Law and the University of West Los Angeles, where he was editor in chief of its law review (California v. Acevedo)[3]


Kroger is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, a lifetime legal member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and its California chapter, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys.[2][3]

His clients include members of the movie industry, actors and professional athletes.[4]However, most of his clients are involved in drug cases, particularly medical marijuana patients, dispensaries and growers.

Describing himself as a "100% Defense-Oriented" attorney, Kroger states he has never investigated or prosecuted anyone, with criminal legal defense demanding a distinctive mindset as a check against the "power of prosecutors" and "prying investigators."4. [1]

Kroger is also a faculty member of Oaksterdam University. He taught the Marijuana and the Law course for two years at the pro-cannabis center for learning's Los Angeles campus.[5]

Involvement in Medical/Legalization of Marijuana

Kroger was part of the working group that included the Los Angeles Police Department and city agencies to formulate laws and guidelines to govern dispensaries.1. [6]He is featured in Kevin Booth's 2010 pro-marijuana legalization documentary, How Weed Won the West.[7]

He is often featured in Los Angeles and national news items about marijuana legalization and medical marijuana issues as an expert. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, the Associated Press and the LA Weekly.[6][8][9]

Notable cases

Together with fellow defense lawyer Brad Brunon, Kroger was able to dismiss charges against medical marijuana activist Brett Stone on May 23, 2011. They are working to have the confiscated plants returned and were given the name of the "Marijuana Dream Team," by Stone.[10]

In 2008, Kroger was able to have a case involving 2,000 pounds of marijuana dismissed on the basis of the police lacking a search warrant.[11]

Kroger successfully defended a newspaper publisher in a drug-related case, resulting in its complete dismissal.[12]

He also represented a client found in possession of $500,000 by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Kroger succeeded in having the money returned to the client without criminal charges or further investigation by the IRS.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kroger Law Group". Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About Us: William S. Kroger". Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "William S. Kroger". Kroger Law Group, Criminal Defense. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  4. "William S. Kroger Press Bio". Kroger Law Group, Criminal Defense. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  5. "Oaksterdam University Faculty: Los Angeles". Oaksterdam University. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "DEA's Scarlet Letter". LA Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  7. "How Weed Won the West". IMDB. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  8. "Twitter High: California Group Sells Medical Marijuana Online". ABC News. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  9. "LA's District Attorney Vows To Shut Down Marijuana Shops". Huffpost Politics. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  10. "Medical Marijuana Seller Who Grew Pot Sees Case Dismissed After LAPD Raided His Home And Garden". LA Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  11. "Illegal Bust?". KTTV FOX11. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Case Summaries". Kroger Law Group, Criminal Defense. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 

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