About Criminal Lawyer Paul G. Kratzig

Paul G. Kratzig is a licensed attorney who represents clients accused of complex federal crimes. Mr. Kratzig began his career as a Special Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the United States Department of Justice.

After his graduation, Mr. Kratzig served as a line officer in the United States Navy aboard a destroyer, USS Preston (DD-795). After that, Mr. Kratzig also served as a Special Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, assigned to a Strike Force in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He has extensive experience in criminal cases ranging from Medicare/Medicaid fraud to business and environmental crimes. The Kratzig Law Firm represents business and corporate clients involved in high-stakes civil litigation, including oil and gas disputes, contract disputes, and many other cases.

Mr. Kratzig has been honored with the highest possible rating (A.V. Preeminent*) from Martindale-Hubbell, which testifies to both his excellent ethical standards and his legal ability. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Assembling a Customized Legal Team

Where appropriate, and in complex cases involving multiple issues and parties, Mr. Kratzig may, with client approval, either assemble or join a team of lawyers from other firms to provide the highest quality representation in the litigation subject matter.

In-Depth Understanding of State and Federal Law

Mr. Kratzig is very familiar with the South Texas courts and understands how the judges, juries, and opposing counsel in each system differ. He adheres to the Texas Lawyer's Creed and approaches clients, opposing counsel, and courts with professionalism and courtesy. He takes pride in providing sound counsel and zealous advocacy.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas | J.D. - 1968
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA | B.A. - 1965

Honors and Awards

  • Highest (A-v) rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the Martindale Hubbell registry of preeminent attorneys

Experience & Cases

* A.V. Preeminent and B.V. Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used as per the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories–legal ability and general ethical standards.