A competitive ultra-marathon runner, Craig knows a lot about endurance and keeping the goal in sight. He specializes in complex commercial litigation from the plaintiff/creditor side, particularly for construction claimants, sureties and health care providers. Craig is widely recognized for his ability to tackle the most complex and challenging matters, using creative strategies and approaches to the law, and, above all, persistence.
Craig has garnered national recognition in construction claim and commercial collection litigation throughout the United States. His practice emphasizes teamwork, and his ability to assemble and draw from the unique skills and talents of each team member has yielded exceptional results. Recently, his team jumped on the chance to enforce a six-figure judgment originally entered in 1991 that many lawyers were convinced was uncollectable. Using some inventive lawyering and applying a novel theory that was without real precedent, Craig and his team prevailed, convincing the court to freeze funds specifically for their client. When the debtor, a very sophisticated debt avoider, filed a sequence of motions and objections, Craig’s team successfully fought each one — a victory 20 years in the making.
“Clients expect, and deserve, two things from a lawyer: attention and results. A lawyer who doesn’t genuinely listen to his clients will not be able to hone in on the results they need. The most effective communication and strategy starts with putting together the right team for each case. I make that happen.”
Craig is the author of Trivial(?) Imperfections: The California Mechanics’ Lien Recording Statutes, 27 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 735 (1994), an oft-cited 150-year history of the construction claims procedures. He is also devoted to training and mentoring junior attorneys and staff, and ensuring quality work and consistent success. His role as mentor ensures a team-oriented environment with cohesive, immediate and coordinated attention to assure the best outcome for clients.