Larry Krasner Biography
A St. Louis native, Larry Krasner is an American lawyer serving as the 26th District Attorney of Philadelphia.
Larry Krasner Age
Krasner was born on March 30, 1961, in St. Louis. He is 60 years old as of 2021.
Larry Krasner Height
Krasner’s body measurements are still under review.
Larry Krasner Family
Krasner’s father was a crime fiction writer and his mother an evangelical Christian minister. He has not shared more about his family.
Larry Krasner Wife
Krasner is married to Lisa M. Rau.
Larry Krasner Education
Krasner attended Conestoga High School and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983. In 1987, he graduated from Stanford Law School.
Larry Krasner Career
Krasner returned to Philadelphia after graduation and passing the bar to work for the Federal Public Defender’s Office. He established his own law firm in 1993 and spent 30 years practicing criminal defense in Philadelphia, specializing in civil rights and regularly defending protesters pro bono.
During his 2017 primary campaign for the Democratic nomination, Krasner’s representation of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Philadelphia members prompted many to label him an “anti-establishment” candidate.
He ran a campaign against existing policies that had resulted in disproportionately large numbers of black males being imprisoned, as well as other criminal justice reforms. At the 2017 People’s Summit, Krasner was a featured guest.
In June 2017, Philadelphia district attorney R. Seth Williams resigned and pled guilty to federal bribery charges. Krasner received 38 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary on May 16th. The Democratic primary election winner is the presumptive general election win in November. In comparison to 2009, city officials announced a nearly 50% increase in voter turnout.
Krasner dismissed 31 attorneys from the District Attorney’s Office in his first week in office. The number of assistant district attorneys in Philadelphia was reduced by almost 10% as a result of the firings.
Larry Krasner Net Worth
Krasner has an estimated net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.