Board of Directors, Past Member
Executive Committee, Past Member
Compensation Committee, Past Member
Ethics and Conflicts Committee (Past Chair)
Loss Prevention and Claims Counsel
Leader, Construction Law Practice Group
Represents participants in the construction industry with respect to construction planning, contracting, claim resolution and litigation.
National construction counsel to a Fortune 500 company.
Represents clients in alternative dispute resolution.
Serves as an arbitrator and mediator of construction disputes due to his experience and knowledge of the design and construction industry and construction claims.
Has participated in over a hundred and thirty mediations as an advocate or mediator.
Duke University, Duham, North Carolina, J.D., with distinction, 1977
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, B.A., summa cum laude, Economics, 1974
- Awarded the President’s Medal by the University of Washington for the best scholastic record of his graduating class.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING:
Institute for Conflict Management: California Mediator Certification, 2006
Utah State Bar, ADR Academy 2006
American Bar Association, Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training, 2003
American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry and Litigation Section
Utah State Bar, Litigation and Construction Sections
Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, 1992-2007 (served as Chair of the Committee from July, 2004 to June, 2007).
Phi Beta Kappa
Salt Lake City Planning Commission, Commissioner, 1997-2001.
Utah A.I.A. Legislation Task Force (responsible for redrafting Utah’s construction statute of repose), past member.
Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Civil Jury Instructions (responsible for preparing jury instruction forms for claims of architectural, engineering and surveyor negligence), Chair of the Subcommittee.
Born, Provo, Utah, 1952
Craig has represented owners, contractors and design professionals in many notable construction claims, including:
The Olympic Speed Skating Oval, West Valley City, Utah (structural collapse)
The Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, Maryland (structural collapse)
The Snowbird Pavilion I, Salt Lake County, Utah (structural collapse)
Fingerhut Distribution Center, Spanish Fork, Utah (structural collapse)
Albertson’s Market, Santa Rosa, California (landsliding)
The Cedar Hills Landslide (landsliding)
Osco Drug Store, Des Moines, Iowa (expansion of chemically altered soils)
University of Utah Olympic Village Housing Project (contractor default/surety claims)
Acme Distribution Center, Denver, Pennsylvania (concrete floor slab and retaining wall failures)
St. George Subaru-Mitsubishi, St. George, Utah (retaining wall failures)
Big Horn Condominiums, Pahrump, Nevada (foundation failures/hydro-collapsible soils)
Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah (delay claims, design claims and construction defect claims)
Sterling Village Apartments, Sandy, Utah (alleged design and construction deficiencies)
Ogden City Mall Parking Structure, Ogden, Utah (alleged design and construction deficiencies)
BYU Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah (personal injury)
Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (delay claims)
Smith-Morehouse Dam, Summit County, Utah (changed condition claim)
Salt Lake International Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah (failure of external wall panels and concrete runway failures)
Block 57 Parking Structure, Salt Lake City, Utah (cost allocations and overruns) and
Salt Lake Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (delay and inefficiency claims).
Co-Author: "The Legal Status of Homemakers in North Carolina," United States Government Printing Office, 1977
Author: “Design Professionals Subject to Legal Liability for the Life of Their Structures”, A/E Alerts, January, 1990
Seminar Presentation: March, 1984, American Stores Company, Construction Department, Construction Liability: The Owner’s Prospective
Seminar Presentation: May, 1987, Construction Specifications Institute Meeting, An Overview of Contract Documents
Seminar Presentation: January, 1988, Utah Association of Military Engineers, Engineering Liability
Seminar Presentation: July, 1990, Utah State Bar Annual Meeting, A Case for the Use of Joint Expert Meeting/Mediation in the Resolution of Construction Disputes
Seminar Presentation: October, 1991, American Insurance and Investment Corp., A/E Loss Prevention Seminar, Architect/Engineer Liability for Jobsite Safety
Seminar Presentation: March, 1992, American Insurance and Investment Corp., A/E Loss Prevention Seminar, Limitation of Liability
Seminar Presentation: May, 1992, DPIC Companies Seminar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques and Professional Liability Risks in the Americans With Disabilities Act
Seminar Presentation: February, 1995, Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough Breakfast Briefing, Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Seminar Presentation: January, 1996, Lorman Education Services, Architect/Engineer Malpractice
Seminar Presentation: March, 1996, Utah State Bar Construction Law Section, Drafting Indemnity Agreements in Utah
Seminar Presentation: May, 1996, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Construction Risks: An Owner’s Perspective
Seminar Presentation: March, 1997, Utah State Bar Midyear Meeting, AIA Contracts: An Owner’s Perspective
Seminar Presentation: April, 1997, Salt Lake City Corporation and Utah Transit Authority Trax Project Seminar, Claims Avoidance
Seminar Presentation: May, 1997, Jacobsen Construction Company, Construction Claims
Seminar Presentation: June, 1997, Utah Risk Management Mutual Association, Risk Transference in Government Contracts and Agreements
Seminar Presentation: July, 1997, Lorman Education Services, Risks and Responsibilities of Design Professionals Under Utah Law
Seminar Presentation: December, 1997, Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough Breakfast Briefing, Ethics Issues of Interest to In-House Counsel
Seminar Presentation: December 1999, Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough Breakfast Briefing, Ethics Issues of Interest to In-House Counsel
Seminar Presentation: February, 2000, Illuminating Engineers Society, Liability of Design Professionals
Seminar Presentation: May, 2000, Utah State Bar Corporate Counsel Section, Ethical Issues for Corporate Counsel
Seminar Presentation: June, 2000, Lorman Education Services, New AIA A-201 General Conditions in Utah
Seminar Presentation: January, 2002, DPIC Companies Seminar, Professional Services Contracting: Contract Clauses to Avoid
Seminar Presentation: March, 2005, Lorman Education Services, AIA Contracts: The Owner’s Perspective
Seminar Presentation: March, 2006, Lorman Education Services, AIA Contracts: The Owner’s Perspective
Seminar Presentation: March, 2007, Lorman Education Services, Analysis and Discussion of Owner/Contractor Agreements
Seminar Presentation: April, 2007, Sunrise Engineering, Inc. Managers Training, Craig’s List: The Ten Best Ways to Get Yourself Sued For Engineering Malpractice
Seminar Presentation: May, 2007, Utah Municipal Attorneys Association Spring Conference, AIA Contracts
Seminar Presentation: April, 2008, Lorman Educational Services, The New 2007 AIA Documents: What Has Changed
Seminar Presentation: April, 2009, Lorman Educational Services, Understanding the New Generation of AIA Standard Contract Forms
Seminar Presentation: July, 2009, Utah State Bar Annual Meeting, The 2007 AIA Contract Forms, What Has Changed
Seminar Presentation: June, 2009, XL Design Professional, Managing Construction Phase Risks