Larry Krasner was elected Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney in 2017, and took office in 2018. During his tenure, Mr. Krasner has sought to spearhead criminal justice reform by ending bail payments for low-level offenders, reducing supervision for parolees and seeking more lenient sentences for certain crimes.
Prior to his government service, Mr. Krasner earned degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School. In 1993, he started his own law practice in Center City specializing in criminal defense and civil rights. Since then, he has tried thousands of cases in criminal and civil court and represented countless defendants and filed more than 75 civil rights lawsuits against the police for corruption and physical abuse.