Attorney at Law
Craig has been selected for the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
2014, 2015 & 2016 editions of
The Best Lawyers in
America® © by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C. Additionally,
Craig has been listed as one of the top lawyers in the Shreveport-Bossier area
in SB Magazine's
"Top Lawyers" issue ('04, '05, '06 '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12,
'13, '14 & '15).
He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association
and Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association. He has been a
Master Member of the Harry V. Booth and Henry A. Politz Chapter of the American
Inns of Court. Craig was invited to join the Inn as an Associate member in
1998. Since then, he has advanced to a Barrister Member and then a Master
member. The Inn is a group of select judges and lawyers dedicated to
improving the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar.
Craig is currently serving a
seventh term, and will be serving an eighth term, in the House of Delegates of the
Louisiana State Bar Association for the First Judicial District Court
which encompasses all of Caddo Parish. (Terms: '02-'04. '04-'06, '06-'08,
'08-'10, '10-'12, '12-'14, '14-'16 & '16-'18.) The House of Delegates is the policy making body of the Louisiana
State Bar Association. Craig has chaired the Criminal Law Committee of the
Shreveport Bar Association, and he has chaired the Alternative Dispute
Resolution Committee which handled grievances by clients against their
Craig has lectured numerous times on
the subjects of "Expungements"
and criminal law. Instructor, "Expungements," Legal Services of North
Louisiana, Inc. Recent Developments CLE, November 2015; Instructor, "Expungements," Legal Services of North
Louisiana, Inc. Recent Developments CLE, September 2014; Instructor, "DWI Seminar," Louisiana Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers, October 2011. Instructor, "Art of Criminal Law,"
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, October 2010. Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association
CLE, December 2007. Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE,
December 2006. Instructor, "Criminal Law," Shreveport Bar Association CLE,
December 2003. Instructor/Author, "Expungements," Shreveport Bench-Bar
Conference 2000. Craig also teaches the certificate course "Paralegal of
Criminal Litigation" at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Fall of 2010,
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.
Craig was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Loyola College
Prep in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in
Finance from Louisiana State
University-Shreveport in 1990. He attended law school at Paul M.
Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he
graduated in 1993. He is an attorney and partner in the law firm of
Smith & John.
Craig was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1993, and
since then, he has been admitted to practice before the following courts:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western
District of Louisiana; and U.S. District Court, Middle District of
He is a past board member of the
Young Lawyer's Section of the Shreveport Bar Association. He has served as
a Teen Court Judge and has volunteered his time as a Teen Court Advisor and to
KTBS-3's "Call a Lawyer" program. He has given his time to
area high school mock trial competitions. Craig has also served on the St.
Joseph's Parish Finance Council as Vice-president and as a council member.
Craig is married to Mary Ann, and they have two sons Craig III and
Jack, and a daughter, Mary Kathryn.
Craig practices throughout North Louisiana
in the following cities and parishes: Shreveport, Blanchard, Mooringsport,
Greenwood, Vivian, Caddo Parish, Bossier City, Benton, Plain Dealing, Haughton,
Bossier Parish, Minden, Springhill, Cullen, Webster Parish, Mansfield,
Stonewall, DeSoto Parish, Arcadia, Bienville Parish, Ruston, Lincoln Parish,
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Coushatta, Red River Parish, Homer, Claiborne Parish,
Many, and Sabine Parish.
Primary Areas of Practice:
Criminal Litigation &
Expungements, DWI, DUI, Driver's License
Suspensions, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Claims & Litigation, and General Civil Litigation.
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