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Principal Attorney

R. Craig Clark

Craig discovered his passion for advocating for the rights of people in high school while participating on the debate team. Fortunately, he was also blessed with the internal desire and ability to fight powerful forces. That, combined with hard work and determination, has contributed to his success.

Craig obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1986. He was awarded membership in USD Law Review, was a finalist in Moot Court, and graduated in the top 5% of his class.

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After law school, Craig joined the largest and most prestigious law firm in San Diego - Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye (now DLA Piper). At Gray Cary, Craig specialized in litigating complex cases, mostly on behalf of large, corporate defendants and insurance companies.

 

Craig left Gray Cary to represent individuals, groups of people, and small businesses. For the last 15 years, Craig and his firm, Clark Law Group, have primarily represented groups of people in collective and class action lawsuits in disputes against powerful corporations and insurance companies.

Craig is a superb litigator, negotiator, and a true trial attorney. If he cannot obtain a favorable settlement for his clients, he will not hesitate to take the case to trial. He has tried over 40 lawsuits, including multiple class action cases involving thousands of plaintiffs. Craig has obtained more than $500 million in awards for his clients.

Craig has also served as a mediator in cases brought and defended by other lawyers.

Craig has received many awards for his legal work and skills. He was twice granted the prestigious Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award by the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association. He was also named as the Outstanding Alumni of his class by his fellow USD Law School graduates. He has served on the Board of Governors of the California Trial Lawyers Association, the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a Master in the Enright Inn of Court.

When not working, Craig concentrates on time with his wife and son. He is an avid golfer, skier, and bike rider. He also enjoys gardening, beekeeping, spending time with his dogs, and working on an endless array of ongoing projects.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Wage and Hour Class, Collective, and Representative Actions

  • Consumer Fraud and Misrepresentation Class and Collective Actions

  • Insurance Bad Faith

  • Negligent Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Personal Injury

  • Medical Malpractice resulting in birth injuries or catastrophic personal injuries

  • Mediation

 

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986

  • U.S. Court of Appeals

    • Ninth Circuit, 1987​

  • U.S. District Court

    • Central District,​ 1987

    • Northern District, 1987

    • Southern District, 1987

  • Utah, 1986

 

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California

    • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1986

    • Honors: Moot Court 1st Place Tort Law Competition

    • Law Review: USD Law Review, 1984-1986

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    • Bachelor of Science, 1984

    • Major: Political Science

 

Honors and Awards

  • America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, Multiple Years

  • AV Preeminent, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martingale-Hubbell, Multiple Years

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, San Diego Consumer Attorneys, 1995

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, San Diego Consumer Attorneys, 1997

  • San Diego Top Lawyer, Multiple Years

  • Super Lawyer, Superlawyers, Multiple Years

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • California Consumer Attorneys Association

  • Enright Inn of Court, Master, 2005 - present

  • San Diego Consumer Attorneys Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • State Bar of California

  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial Practice and Techniques, California Consumer Attorneys, 1996-1999

  • Presenting Evidence at Trial, San Diego Consumer Attorneys, 1997-2007