Born in South Florida, Mr. Krentsa has made his home in the San Francisco bay area since 1994. His legal career began in Florida, where he did his undergraduate work at the University of Florida and then attended the University of Miami School of Law. He was recognized at the University of Miami School of Law as an outstanding student, achieving top 10% class ranking and writing for the law review. Presently admitted to practice law in Florida and California, Mr. Krentsa has extensive legal experience, having practiced law for more than 35 years, and having handled over 100 jury trials. Recently, Mr. Krentsa received a successful verdict against Cal Trans and the State of California in a dangerous condition of public property case involving the wrongful death of a 45-year-old woman where Cal Trans had denied liability for the accident. More recently Mr. Krentsa successfully negotiated a substantial six-figure settlement against the City and County of San Francisco in a pedestrian-bus incident with intensely disputed liability.
The San Francisco Superior Court has selected Mr. Krentsa to serve on the early settlement pre-arbitration settlement panel where parties to litigation are brought together in an effort to reach a case settlement. Mr. Krentsa also sits as an arbitrator for the Superior Court Judicial Arbitration System.
Mr. Krentsa is a member of San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), the San Francisco Bar Association, The American Association for Justice (AAJ) (where he achieved Advocate status), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Florida Bar, where, during his time in practice in Florida, he sat on multiple local committees involving fee disputes, ethical complaints, and attorney discipline. His main area of practice was Personal Injury but he also tried criminal and family law cases to verdicts.
- D.O.B. 10/19/47
- B.S degree U of Florida 1969 Marketing/ Advertising
- J.D. degree U of Miami 1973 top 10% law review
- Memberships SFTLA san francisco trial lawyers assoc
- SFBA san francisco bar association
- Admitted to practice in California and Florida
- A.A.J. American associatin for justice (Formerly American Trial lawyers Assn)
- A.B.A american bar association