Klaus Schroth

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Klaus Heinrich Schroth (* 1940 in Karlsruhe ) is a German criminal defense attorney .


After graduating from high school, Schroth studied law in Heidelberg and Freiburg at the Kant-Gymnasium Karlsruhe . In Heidelberg he became a member of the Landsmannschaft Zaringia . He played basketball and fistball in the highest leagues and was a lecturer at the sports institutes in Freiburg and Karlsruhe.

After the first state law examination in 1968, he completed his legal clerkship in Karlsruhe, where he was admitted to the bar after the second state examination. He soon specialized in criminal defense and, together with Peter Kiesinger, the son of the former Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger , has been running a law firm in the immediate vicinity of the Karlsruhe prison since 1980 .

In 2012 he received the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon for his extensive voluntary work.

Criminal defense

Schroth defended, among other things, the top spy Rainer Rupp ("Topas") and the Stasi officer Alfred Völkel, Karl Wienand's co-defendant . Until the change of lawyer 29 November 2010 defended Schroth before the Mannheim Regional Court , together with Reinhard Birkenstock the due rape accused TV weatherman Jörg Kachelmann in Kachelmann process . He is the defender of the BND spy Markus R.


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Individual evidence

  1. Rainer Rupp with attorney Klaus Schroth (photo)
  2. Focus: “Something always sticks”