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Gary Steven Craw

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Insurance, Litigation

About Me

Gary S. Craw is a highly experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer. He has been a Colorado trial lawyer practicing in Colorado Springs since 1979. Gary works for persons and families who need expert legal help with personal injury and wrongful death claims. Gary has successfully handled personal injury cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, hospital malpractice, nursing malpractice, defective products, slip and fall injuries and other accidents that have resulted in serious personal injury or death claims.

Gary also helps persons who have been treated unreasonably and unfairly by an insurance company. Often, insurance companies deny valid claims that should be paid. When an insurance company does this - which is known as "bad faith" - Gary has the necessary experience and skill to get his clients the insurance benefits they deserve, as well as money damages for the bad faith conduct of an insurance company.

Gary also does probate litigation and will contest cases, as well as other civil litigation.

Areas of Emphasis:



Personal Injury and Wrongful Death


Auto Accidents and Trucking Accidents


Medical Malpractice


Hospital Malpractice


Insurance Bad Faith Claims


Product Liability for Defective Products that cause
Serious Injury or Death


Will Contests and Probate Trials


Civil Litigation

 


Gary is Board Certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, www.nbtanet.org. Gary has achieved an "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell - the Highest Attorney Rating given, www.martindale.com. Gary S. Craw has twice been selected as one of Colorado's "Super Lawyers" by "5280 - Denver's Mile High Magazine based on the votes of other lawyers in Colorado who have actually seen him in action and a review of his qualifications by a Blue Ribbon panel, www.SuperLawyers.com.

Gary and his wife, Susan, have one daughter and live in Colorado Springs. Gary has served on the board of directors for Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, and as the president and a director of a number of local homeowners associations in Colorado Springs. Gary started his legal career as a Colorado Public Defender in Colorado Springs. He worked as a Realtor before becoming a lawyer.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    35 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    35 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    35 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gary. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael M Clawson

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Clawson Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Gaddis, Kin, Herd & Craw, P.C.

118 S. Wahsatch, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-3650

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive198808/14/2015
COActive197908/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Civil Pretrial Practice AdvocateNational Board of Legal Speciality Certification2012
AV Rated Since 2001 - Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
"5280" Denver's MagazineColorado "SuperLawyers"2011
Preeminent Lawyer Registry- Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Colorado "SuperLawyers""5280 - Denver's Mile High Magazine2010
Listed in Registry of Pre-Eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Colorado "SuperLawyers""5280 - Denver's Mile High Magazine2008
Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Legal Specialty Certification2007
Colorado "SuperLawyers""5280" - Denver's Mile High Magazine2006
Advocate of the National College of AdvocacyAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2001
Board Certification as a Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2001
1999 Case of the Year Award FinalistColorado Trial Lawyers Association2000
Best "Trial Talk" Magazine ArticleColorado Trial Lawyers Association1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderGaddis, Kin, Herd & Craw, P.C.2009 - Present
Of CounselGaddis, Kin & Herd, P.C.2003 - 2008
Trial LawyerMcDivitt Law Firm, P.C.1995 - 2003
PrincipalThe Law Office of Gary S. Craw1992 - 1995
Public DefenderColorado State Public Defender1979 - 1982

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Board of Legal Specialty CertificationMember2007 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMember2001 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
DeHerrrera v. Gross, M.D.Verdict for our Client, the Plaintiff, for Wrongful Death from Medical Malpractice
Logan v. TycerVerdict for our Client, the Plaintiff, for substantial compensatory and punative damages
Wise v. DunnanVerdict for our Client, the Plaintiff, for substantial damages.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Talk (CO)A Checklist for Motions in Limine and Admissibility of Evidence in Auto (and Other) Cases2006
Trial Talk (CO)"Unbuckling Colorado's Seat Belt Defense"2001
Trial Talk (CO)Is There A Comparative Bad Faith Defense? Not in Colorado!2000
Trial Talk (CO)Consumer Protection Claims in Bad Faith Cases1996

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor - Magna Cum Laude1979
Colorado State UniversityFinance and Real EstateBS - Bachelor of Science1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CTLA Colorado Springs MeetingRecent Successful Litigation Strategies2009
Blockbuster Auto 2002Is The Auto Case A Motions Practice Now?2002