Eliot F. Krieger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Huntington Beach, CA

SKT Law P.C.
 | 7755 Center Avenue, Suite 1225
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: 949-523-3333
Fax: 949-208-7125
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2015, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Eliot F. Krieger is the founding partner of SKT Law, P.C., which has law offices in Huntington Beach, California, as well as Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and Vietnam. A top-rated attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Krieger provides outstanding representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout California and across various markets in Asia who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       White collar criminal defense

    ·       Civil litigation

    ·       International business

    ·       Immigration

    Mr. Krieger's experience as an attorney is wide and varied and includes years of service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in California, where he was responsible for prosecuting immigration fraud claims for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He also assisted numerous foreign nationals with obtaining legal status in the United States. In addition, he gained considerable trial experience through his position at one of Los Angeles' most prominent and prestigious international law firms.

    Furthermore, Mr. Krieger spent more than 10 years working with law firms and attorneys in the Philippines, assisting with legal matters involving criminal defense and negotiating land deals. He has also served as counsel to a number of corporations in Asia as well as the U.S. with their legal matters involving employment-related immigration, international business law and other areas. As a federal criminal defense attorney, he has handled dozens of high-stakes, complex cases involving weapons violations, bank fraud, identity theft, passport fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and more.

    Regarded as one of the leading litigators in Southern California, Mr. Krieger has earned a Nation's Top One Percent designation from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel along with many other top rankings from his peers. He also received recognition from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his prosecution of corruption and fraud, and he has accepted an appointment to serve as Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

    A 1981 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Krieger earned his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1988. He then attended Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1991.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2015, 2020 - 2021

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    About Eliot Krieger

    Admitted: 1992, California

    Professional Webpage: https://skt.law/eliot-krieger/


    • FBI for Laser Eye Center prosecution
    • Honored by the FBI for his prosecution of fraud and corruption
    • Eliot Krieger has also been selected to the 2017 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
    • Named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list as one of the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California
    • Recognized as one of the Top One Percent of Attorneys in America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mr. Krieger has been appointed as a Judge Pro Tem by the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
    • Served as Indian Crimes Coordinator and Tribal Liaison for the Central District of California
    • Immigration Fraud Task Force, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Protected Expression: Towards a Speaker-Oriented Theory”, 73 Denver Law Review 69 The Court Declines in Fairness: Teague v. Lane”, 25 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 184
    • “The Utility of a Philosophy Degree for Lawyers”, California State University, Long Beach Pre-Law Program, Long Beach, California
    • “Protected Expression: Towards a Speaker-Oriented Theory”, 73 Denver Law Review 69
    • The Court Declines in Fairness: Teague v. Lane”, 25 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 184
    • White Collar Crime, Adjunct Professor / Instructor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • “Thinking about Thinking: Integrating Law, Philosophy & Science”, Teaching Fellow / Instructor, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Philosophy, Visiting Assistant Professor (Part-Time), University of Maryland at Baltimore County
    • “Government Investigations: I-9s, LCAs, and Other Immigration-Related Investigations”, 16th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association, California Chapter
    • “Remarks on Federal Law Enforcement in Indian Country within the Central District of California”, Tribal and State Law Enforcement Summit, Rancho Mirage, California
    • Civil Enforcement of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act”, Federal Bureau of Investigation Conference on Gambling. Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Rifts Over RFRA: Divergent Approaches to the Free Exercise Clause”, Southern California Philosophy Conference, University of California Irvine, California


    • United States v. Sorochkin (weapons)
    • United States v. Boujaoude (passport fraud)
    • United States v. Ramirez-Molina (immigration)
    • United States v. Greybor Medical Transportation (fraud, money laundering, tax evasion)
    • United States v. Batista (bank fraud, identity theft)
    • United States v. Laser Eye Center (health care fraud)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Mr. Krieger has been honored by the FBI for his prosecution of fraud and corruption


    • Eliot Krieger on Fox News, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, M.A., Philosophy  
    • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A. / Magna Cum Laude
    Find Me Online
    Website - www.skt.law
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    Office Location for Eliot F. Krieger

    7755 Center Avenue
    Suite 1225
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647

    Phone: 949-523-3333

    Fax: 949-208-7125

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