Peter Kraus Recognized with Above and Beyond Award

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Peter Kraus received the Above and Beyond Award from the AAJ for his Exceptional Contributions to the Organization

Peter Kraus, a founding and managing partner of Waters & Kraus, LLP, received the Above and Beyond Award at the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) annual summer conference. The award was presented during the Leadership Luncheon on July 23, 2017. The AAJ, founded over 70 years ago, is a national plaintiffs’ lawyer association and the world’s largest trial bar. The organization’s mission is to promote a fair and effective justice system, while also supporting attorneys who are dedicated to fighting for justice for those who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of others.

The Above and Beyond Award recognizes members of the AAJ who have made exceptional contributions to help sustain and strengthen the organization. Mr. Kraus has been a dedicated member of the AAJ for many years, having served on the Board of Governors since 2011, and the Budget Committee since 2010. Mr. Kraus has received numerous other awards from the AAJ for his service to the organization, including the Distinguished Service Award in 2016, the David S. Shrager President’s Award in 2012, and the Heavy Lifting Award in 2010 and 2011.

About Peter Kraus

Peter Kraus, a native of Dallas, Texas, is a founding and managing partner of Waters & Kraus. Mr. Kraus earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law. His career began in Washington, D.C. as a commercial litigator, but his focus has since shifted to toxic torts, qui tam whistleblower cases, and pharmaceutical injury litigation. Mr. Kraus is licensed to practice law in Texas, California, Virginia, and Missouri.

Besides his dedicated service to the AAJ, Mr. Kraus also serves on the board of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, is involved in steering committees for both U.S. and Texas asbestos multidistrict litigation, and has served on the ABA Commission on Asbestos litigation. He has also been elected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates by his peers.

Over the last 15 years, Mr. Kraus has been repeatedly recognized on the D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list, Thompson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers® list, and the “Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers” list produced by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® and published by ALM Media Properties.

About Waters & Kraus, LLP

Waters & Kraus is a mid-sized plaintiffs’ firm that litigates cases across the U.S., having represented clients from all 50 states. The attorneys at the firm have experience in many different practice areas, including asbestos, benzene, birth defects caused by toxic exposures, drug and medical device injuries, and qui tam whistleblower cases. Respected across the country, Waters & Kraus fights for justice for those who have been injured by the malpractice or negligence of corporations. Email us or call 800.226.9880 to speak with an experienced attorney at Waters & Kraus to see how we can assist you with your potential lawsuit and help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

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