Eliot F. Krieger

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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
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

A top-rated trial attorney with more than 25 years of successful legal experience, attorney Eliot F. Krieger is a founding partner of Schuchert, Krieger, Truong, Spagnola & Klausner, LLP, which has offices in Long Beach and Irvine, California, as well as in Vietnam, the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Representing the rights and interests of a diverse range of businesses, corporations and professionals both domestically and internationally, Mr. Krieger focuses his practice primarily on complex civil and criminal litigation involving a host of legal issues arising from contract disputes, white collar criminal defense, governmental regulation violations and other serious matters. Through his position, he oversees the firm's operations abroad, and he has gained notable experience working closely with legal counsel and law firms in the Philippines on a variety of legal matters.

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

After working for several years at one of Los Angeles' most prominent law firms, Mr. Krieger joined the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys, where he served as assistant United States attorney and prosecuted cases involving federal immigration matters, public corruption and government fraud. He then re-entered private practice, where he devoted his time and resources primarily to family law and criminal defense.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Krieger has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including recognition from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as being among The Nation's Top One Percent. Providing further evidence of his exceptional legal abilities, the Los Angeles County Superior Court appointed him as a judge pro tem.

Regarded as a leader in his field, he has published several articles and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region, and he serves as adjunct legal professor and instructor with both the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Harvard Law School.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

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Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2015, 2020

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About Eliot Krieger

Admitted: 1992, California

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


  • 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 UniversityBaltimore, Maryland, M.A., Philosophy  
  •   University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles, California, B.A. / Magna Cum Laude
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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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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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