Craig is a partner at West & Associates, LLP. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1989, after receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1986, and his Juris Doctor Degree in 1989 from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
Craig is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. His professional involvement has included active participation in the State Bar of Texas, and he has been nominated to become a member of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Craig is a first chair trial attorney who practices law in the areas of commercial, corporate, employment, school, intellectual property, real estate, and personal injury. He also represents local and national clients in corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and franchisor/franchisee matters. Craig has extensive administrative law experience before the Commissioner of Education for the State of Texas. He has been involved in numerous arbitrations and mediations on behalf of these clients.
Craig has served corporations and other entities across a broad range of business disputes, torts, and civil litigation, from counseling through trial and appeal. Craig is often engaged in complex, multidistrict litigation and coordinated state law proceedings. Our cases typically involve multiple adversaries in federal and state courts.
Craig has become a trusted business advisor by providing practical and efficient counseling and advice to implement clients’ business strategies while solving their complex business disputes. Craig has led teams in significant matters before federal, state and bankruptcy trial and appellate courts in Texas.
A hallmark of Craig’s approach is a keen understanding of the client’s business objectives. Craig’s litigation strategy is tailored to the size of the matter, the client’s exposure or up-side, and the significance of the case to the client. Recognizing that litigation is just one part of a larger business strategy, Craig evaluates early exit options such as motions to dismiss, settlement, or summary judgment, as well as indemnification by third parties or insurance to minimize costs.
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Employment Law
- Intellectual Property
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate Law
- School Law
- Twin Peaks Waco litigation in a Dallas County, Texas, MDL Court
- Gary Edwards, Carter Cowboys life story rights purchase agreement
- Domain Enterprises TGI Fridays
- J.D., St. Mary’s University, 1989
- B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1986
- Partner – Barker, Capua & Unell, P.C.
- Associate – Law Office of Earl Luna, P.C.
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States of America
- Dallas Bar Association
- Texas Bar Foundation Nominee
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