Hello and welcome to MacElree Harvey

Centreville, DE
Centreville, DE

5721 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807

Doylestown, PA
Doylestown, PA

108 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Kennett Square, PA
Kennett Square, PA

211 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Two Bala Plaza, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

West Chester, PA
West Chester, PA

17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382

8:00am - 5:30pm
Opening hours Monday - Friday
Call Us Today
MacElree Harvey Offices
Home > Attorney > Peter E. Kratsa

Peter E. Kratsa Partner


Visit Website

“I enjoy solving problems for clients. My approach is both analytical and tactical. The goal is always the same: the best possible outcome for my client.”

Mr. Kratsa is a criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience defending individuals and entities accused of criminal activity. His practice includes representation of clients in state and federal criminal trials, grand jury investigations, internal investigations, appeals, state and federal regulatory matters and juvenile delinquency matters.

Mr. Kratsa additionally practices family law, including divorce, support, custody, and adoption.

Prior to joining MacElree Harvey, Mr. Kratsa was a partner in a private law practice which concentrated exclusively on criminal cases at the state and federal court level. Before going into private practice, Mr. Kratsa served as an Assistant Public Defender with the Chester County Public Defender’s Office.

Visit Peter's Website


Recent Representations

  • Successfully represented a client acquitted by jury of Rape and related charges after a week-long trial involving multiple factual and scientific witnesses.
  • Successfully represented a client accused of Insurance Fraud. With the assistance of an investigator, developed evidence that Commonwealth witness was fabricating. Witness confronted with fabrications through cross-examination. Case withdrawn by Commonwealth; arrest records expunged. Witness confronted with fabrications through cross-examination. Case withdrawn by Commonwealth; arrest records expunged.
  • Favorable disposition for multiple clients accused of sex offenses and/or violent offenses through development and advocacy of mitigation arguments.
  • Successfully represented a client accused of Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment, and firearm-related offenses. Charges withdrawn by Commonwealth after Preliminary Hearing (cross-examination of victim and police) and filing of Omnibus Pre-Trial Motion.
  • Successfully represented a client acquitted by jury of DUI.
  • Successfully represented a client accused of assault. Judge granted Pre-Trial Motion to dismiss the charges.
  • Successfully represented a client exonerated of Mail Fraud.
  • Representation of state and federal grand jury witnesses.
  • Favorable dispositions for clients charged with summary criminal and traffic offenses.




Practice Areas


Criminal Defense

My case was a fairly simple one. Public intoxication, and Disorderly conduct, both were fines, but I did not feel that I was at fault. Peter was very close to the police officer in this case, and the judge as well. The charges were completely dropped, and I felt as if I had been represented very well. I would highly recommend.

Anonymous Read more

Criminal Defense – DUI

Mr. Kratsa provided excellent representation in my case. Very knowledgeable of the law. More importantly, he knows the nuances of the judicial process and the folks that oversee it in Chester County PA--judges, magistrates, clerks etc. Very personable; great at listening and providing advice and recommendations. Overall, an excellent and successful experience.

Anonymous Read more

Criminal Defense

I was referred to Peter Kratsa through a friend who had amazing things to say about him. After speaking with him the first time, I knew why my friend thought so highly of him. You could tell, even on the phone, how much he cared about his clients & the outcomes of the cases he takes on. I felt like I finally had someone on my side who I could trust. Peter and his staff are always available to speak, promptly & they explain things in the clearest of ways so you fully understand your options. I am so pleased with working with him and I would recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.

Anonymous Read more

Criminal Defense

GREAT ATTORNEY! Very professional and is well liked by the Chester County community. Always felt well represented. Have recommended him to many, and will continue to do so!

Aubrey Read more

Criminal Defense

Peter Kratsa is truly an exceptional attorney. He goes above and beyond to achieve successful outcomes for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement and recommend him to you enthusiastically.

Anonymous Read more


  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Richmond (B.A., English/History)


  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania



Top Lawyers 2018-MLTMLT-Top-Lawyer-logo 2017MLT-Top-Lawyer-2016



Newsletter Signup

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.