Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer

Enter legal issue and location

James B. Krasnoo - Andover, MA

28 Andover StreetSuite 240 Andover, MA 01810

Super Lawyers®

1

Updated: 02/18/2024

Andover Criminal Litigation in State and Federal Courts Lawyer

Overview

Attorney James B. Krasnoo is a seasoned trial lawyer devoted exclusively to litigation with more than fifty-seven years of legal experience...

Attorney James B. Krasnoo is a seasoned trial lawyer devoted exclusively to litigation with more than fifty-seven years of legal experience. Recipient of the state-wide honors of the Edward Duggan Zealous Advocacy Award from Committee For Public Counsel Services in 2006 and the Massachusetts Bar Association 2014 Access to Justice Defender Award and named, for 2010 to the present, to the TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS in MASSACHUSETTS by The American Trial Lawyers Association, Krasnoo brings his life-long passion for the law to each matter he handles, including the wide gamut of criminal charges, (including first degree murder cases), the most complex civil and civil rights cases, and the representation of attorneys before the Board of Bar Overseers. Graduated from Harvard University (A.B. 1961), Northeastern University (M.A. 1966) and University of Chicago Law School (1964),. Jim entered public service, where from 1966 to 1968, he served as both a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and, later, as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts. From 1969 through 1973, Jim served as an Assistant United States Attorney. From 1973 to the present, Krasnoo has worked in private practice, handling an extensive variety of criminal cases and a wide assortment of civil matters at the state and federal levels. Attorney Krasnoo has tried more than five hundred civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts. At one point, Jim successfully obtained the then second largest jury verdict in a Section 1983 civil rights action involving a strip search in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Attorney Krasnoo has argued more than one hundred cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. Of the ten first degree murder cases Krasnoo has tried, not one defendant he has represented has been found guilty of first degree murder.

A long-time, highly experienced litigator, Attorney Krasnoo, author of several publications on legal issues has served on the faculty of several Boston area law schools. Krasnoo taught criminal procedure at Suffolk University Law School, for several years, and he was and remains a frequent lecturer at seminars instructing other lawyers. Attorney Krasnoo is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of California. Attorney Krasnoo has practiced in federal and state courts throughout New England and is past president of both the Federal Bar Association, Massachusetts chapter, and of Lawrence Bar Association.

About James B. Krasnoo

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Litigation in State and Federal Courts 90%
  • Appellate Litigation (Civil and Criminal) in State and Federal Courts 10%

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1964
  • California, 1965
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1964
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1965
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1968

Other Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 1975 to Present
  • Lawrence Bar Association, Member, 1995 to Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 to Present
  • NACDL, 1995 to Present
  • MACDL 2000 to Present
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member, 1995 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Past President
  • Lawrence Bar Association, Past President
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Andover High School Mock Trial Team, Advisor, 2001 - Present

Past Positions

  • Office of Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 1965 - 1968
  • United States Attorney's Office, Assistant United States Attorney, 1969 - 1973
  • Norris, Kozodoy, Krasnoo & Fong, Partner, 1973 - 1990
  • Law Office of James B. Krasnoo, Sole Proprietor, 1990 - 2007

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1964
    J.D.
  • Harvard University, 1961
    A.B.
  • Northeastern University, 1966
    M.A.

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

28 Andover StreetSuite 240 Andover, MA 01810

Fax

  • 978-474-9005

Office Hours

M-F 9am-5pm

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James B. Krasnoo

Included on the 2024 Massachusetts list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James B. Krasnoo on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Edward J. Duggan Zealous Advocate Award, Committee for Public Counsel, 2008 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, Boston Magazine, 2008 - 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in MA, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Access to Justice Defender Award, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2014

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our FindLaw.com Legal Directory disclaimer. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Write Your Review

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Rating

Overall rating

How would you rate your overall experience with this lawyer?

Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the rating

Please Rate
Optional ratings
Value
Please Rate
Quality Of Service
Please Rate
Professional Competence
Please Rate

2. Review

Please share your opinion of working with this attorney. Do not reveal personal information or details about your case. All submitted reviews are shared with the attorney prior to publishing.

Your feedback must be at least 50 characters.Your review must be at least 50 characters
I would recommend this attorney to friends and family:

3. Verification

Keep my name anonymous from public view:
Customer Type
Please choose one

Unable to send request

By submitting this form you agree to receive email communications from FindLaw related to the management of your review.

Privacy Statement Contact Lawyer FAQ

Map Location

Google Map

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:

Comfort Level
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

Credentials
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?

Cost
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

City
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.

Find a Lawyer

More Options