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Janet Kravitz

Janet Kravitz

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Janet Kravitz
was a founding member of Kravitz, Brown and Dortch, and continues to advise the firm in her role as of counsel.  Janet has a wealth of experience in complex criminal litigation and has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country.  Janet’s legal skills earned her the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating.

Janet devotes countless hours volunteering as a guardian ad litem for CASA of Franklin County.  In her spare time, Janet enjoys cycling, golfing, traveling, reading and cooking.

Practice Areas:
White Collar Criminal Defense
Civil and Criminal Forfeiture

Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of Ohio, 1987
U.S. District Court, Southern District, 1991
U.S. District Court, Northern District, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1991

Capital University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1987
Ohio State University, 1981


  • Lead counsel for the Kravitz Brown & Dortch team that obtained the only verdict of acquittal out of eleven individuals charged in United States v. Poulsen, et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:06 CR 129 (National Century Financial Enterprises federal criminal litigation), the largest federal fraud case prior to Bernie Madoff.
  • Has successfully averted the filing of formal criminal charges against numerous clients.
  • Worked on the Kravitz Brown & Dortch team that obtained a dismissal of professional disciplinary charges against an Ohio County Prosecutor.
  • Has obtained dismissal of indictments in drug conspiracy, food stamp fraud, and workers’ compensation fraud cases.
  • Janet has achieved very favorable plea agreements in countless federal criminal cases.


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating.
  • Notes Editor of the Capital University Law Review, 1986–87.
  • Order of the Curia
  • Taught Tax Research & Communication and Property in the Capital University Law School L.L.M. tax program.
  • Taught International Criminal Law at the University of Passau in Germany, (Summer of 2005).


Janet is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an Honorary Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.  Janet has a passion for volunteering, demonstrated by her role as a guardian ad litem for CASA of Franklin County and numerous other volunteering activities.