1946 - 2007
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Sadly, Max Kravitz passed away August 12, 2007. He will be missed deeply by everyone that he touched.
was a professor of law at Capital University Law School since 1976. At Capital, he taught criminal law, criminal procedure, advanced criminal procedure, federal criminal law, capital punishment litigation and participated in the criminal, civil and general litigation clinical courses.
Max Kravitz practiced criminal law since 1973 when he started his career as a public defender. He defended federal and state criminal cases throughout the United States. During that time, he obtained acquittals or dismissals of all charges in cases such as homicide, RICO, drugs, federal bribery, mail fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, voting fraud, conspiracy, Hobbs Act, obstruction of justice, bank robbery, postal robbery, cash bulk smuggling, money laundering, receiving stolen property, rape, aggravated vehicular homicides, DUI, solicitation and importuning as well as prevailed on cases involving the defenses of insanity, self-defense, entrapment and necessity. He successfully defended police officers, lawyers, prosecutors and political figures at trial and in grand jury proceedings as well as prisoners in civil rights and medical malpractice actions. In 1997, he settled a federal civil rights, class action case against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction that resulted in a $40,000,000 renovation of London Correctional Institution. Other areas of practice included state and federal forfeiture proceedings, appellate advocacy, state and federal administrative law, equine law and selected issues concerning civil litigation.
Max Kravitz published numerous articles on criminal law and procedure and was a sought-after lecturer in criminal law education programs for attorneys. He has also appeared as counsel in the United States Supreme Court in
Lockett v. Ohio
, 438 U.S. 586 (1978) where Ohio’s death penalty was held unconstitutional and over 450 individuals were immediately removed from death row. He appeared as counsel in
Smith v. Ohio
, 494 U.S. 541 (1990), where the United States Supreme Court held that a stop and search violated the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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