My name is Sara Kropf, and I’m a trial lawyer in Washington, DC. After practicing in a big firm for over 10 years, I left the firm January 2013 to start a solo practice. I focus on white-collar criminal defense work and civil litigation defense. Basically, if you get indicted or sued, I can help. You can find out all the details about my law firm and me at my firm’s website here.
My first trial ever was a death penalty resentencing trial. We lost. Horribly. That case shook my faith in the justice system. My second trial was a three-week health care fraud trial. We won. So, I’ve seen the justice system work by protecting a truly innocent person. And I’ve seen the justice system fail by punishing someone unfairly. As a criminal defense lawyer, I’ve come to accept that it’s an imperfect system. The best I can do as a lawyer is work relentlessly to protect my clients from its unfair and imperfect elements.
I started this blog because I’m fascinated by the targets of criminal prosecutions, and I truly enjoy defending people who are being investigated by the federal government. I wanted to know what trends were emerging in these investigations and prosecutions and couldn’t find one website that would do that. I started this blog to do that. I hope you will enjoy reading it. Feel free to send me comments, ideas for posts or random thoughts.
If you want to know a bit more about me, I live in Washington, DC–in the city proper, not in the suburbs. My husband is a lawyer for the Department of Justice. It’s ok, I love him anyway. We have two wonderful sons who keep us busy in our “off” hours with baseball practice, soccer games and barely controlled mayhem. In my spare time I love to bake and read. I also race in local triathlons (to work off the effects of all that baking). I’m not fast but I don’t give up. What else? I take Metro to work every day, cheer on the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Nationals and read way too many legal blogs. Also, full disclosure: I was on the Math Team in high school. Go ahead, make fun of me, but mathletes rule.