Robert J. Krakow

Robert J. Krakow

New York, New York
(646) 349-1771 (Alternate fax (212) 406-6890)

Areas of Practice

  • Vaccine Injury Claims
  • Toxic Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Securities Fraud
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Union Embezzlement
  • Homicides
  • Drug Charges
  • DWI
  • Auto Accidents
  • Business Crime

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2010


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
    • Honors: Attended, 1971-1973; Dean's List Each Semester
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1975
    • Honors: English Honors Program
    • Major: Literature

Published Works

  • Author, Lifespire: A Story of Advocacy
  • Co-author, Vaccine Injury, Pace Law School Environmental Law Review
  • Columnist, The Autism File
  • The Omnibus Autism Proceeding : "There is No Vaccine-Autism Link. Case Closed. Right? Wrong." The Autism File, July, 2009
  • Fake News, Fuzzy Science And Storytelling in The Autism/Vaccine Debate - The Autism File, Spring , 2009
  • "The Case is Not Closed on Autism and Vaccines" – Autism File, Winter, 2009
  • "Scientific Studies Update" – Autism File, Autumn , 2008


  • "A New Revolution - Empowering Parents. Introduction : Carrying Forward Historical Lessons", Autism One Conference
  • The State v. Children and Families With Autism - The Legal Landscape Facing Families, USAAA conference

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • N.Y. State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL), Member, CLE Committee, Membership Committee, January 1, 1995 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Member
  • New York State Bar, Member
  • Criminal Bar Association of City of New York, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Legal Referral Panel, 1989 - Present
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Member, CJA Panel, 1990 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • Lifespire, Member
  • Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy, Co-founder
  • Consumer Protection Center, Director
  • Board of Directors of Autism One, Inc., Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New york, Bureau Chief
  • Office of the District Attorney, County of New York, Assistant District Attorney, 1981 - 1989
  • New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), 1979

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lifespire, Formerly Association for Children with Retarded Mental Development (ACRMD), Chairman
  • Founding Board Member of the National Autism Association
  • Co-founded A-CHAMP (Advocates for Children’s Health Affected by Mercury Poisoning
  • SafeMinds, Board Member