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Leslie R. Karlstrom-Krebs

Leslie R. Karlstrom-Krebs

As an Alameda County criminal defense lawyer, Leslie Karlstrom-Krebs has had the privilege of working with thousands of individuals from all walks of life. Whether it involves immigrants facing hardships in the U.S. due to problems with their legal status or accused individuals facing the overwhelming judicial system, she strives to do her best for her clients to ensure an optimal outcome.

Since 1987, she and her husband, Kenneth H. Krebs, have been legal partners at the Law Offices of Karlstrom & Krebs. Focusing on criminal and immigration matters, she is licensed to practice law in the states of California, Washington and the District of Columbia, Washington DC.

Born to Swedish parents, Leslie spent much of her childhood traveling and living overseas, which included five years in Germany, where she attended school for several years. As a result of her upbringing, she loves to travel and meet people from all over the world. She speaks several languages and is passionate about helping individuals in need. She is an active member of her local community and has been intimately involved with the local schools and community service clubs.

As part of her legal studies, Mrs. Karlstrom-Krebs traveled to Mexico and Guatemala to attend legal seminars concerning Central American and Latin American law. Her academic accomplishments resulted in a post-graduate legal internship with the Central American Legal Studies Program Director and led to a legal position with the International Law Firm of Goodrich and Riquelme in Mexico City.

In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family, relatives, and good friends; taking long walks; rooting for the San Francisco Giants; romping with her golden retrievers; swimming on hot days; and traveling at every possible opportunity. She and her husband are the proud parents of three children. She is grateful for all the wonders that life brings her way.

For more information about how Attorney Karlstrom-Krebs can provide you with the reliable legal counsel you need, please contact us as soon as possible. We can review the details of your case and recommend the strongest course of action during a free case evaluation.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • Washington, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 1982


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, WA -- J.D. (1980)
  • University of Virginia (UVA) -- B.A. Latin American Studies (1977)
  • George Mason University, Political Science Major

Associations and Memberships

  • Soroptimist International of Livermore, Former President
  • Former Valley Montessori, Board Member
  • Livermore School Site Councils, Past President
  • Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • Northern California Bay Area CAG (California State Association of the Gifted) Board, Representative and Director, 2006 - 2008
  • Livermore District GATE Advisory Board (The Gifted & Talented Association Education), President/Chair, 2006 - 2008


  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Swedish