Waters Kraus & Paul Partner Chosen by U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore to Serve on the FJC Foundation Board, Working to Promote Improvements in Our Judicial Administration
Peter Kraus, a founding and managing partner of Waters Kraus & Paul, was appointed by Senator Harry Reid to serve on the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board.
The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) is the education and research agency for the federal court system. It was created by Congress in 1967 to promote improvements in judicial administration in U.S. courts. Congress later created the Federal Judicial Center Foundation in 1990, to receive gifts to support the work of the FJC.
The Foundation is governed by a seven person board appointed by the Chief Justice, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. No Foundation Board member may be a judge.
“I’m honored and look forward to the challenges and opportunities this appointment presents to assist the judicial administration in the U.S. courts,” says Mr. Kraus. His five-year appointment began on December 8, 2014.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Peter Kraus began his career as a commercial litigator in Washington, D.C., and has since focused his law practice on toxic torts and pharmaceutical injury litigation. He is an ardent supporter of consumer and victims’ rights, having testified before the Texas Legislature and frequently lobbied Congress on behalf of asbestos litigants. Mr. Kraus is active in the community, particularly in the areas of education, medicine and the legal profession. He currently severs on the board and executive committee of the Greenhill School, the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and the board of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and he is a board member of the Southwestern Medical Foundation. Mr. Kraus has also served on Duke University Annual Fund’s executive committee. Mr. Kraus has been elected by his peers for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of American Association for Justice.