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About me

When I am not practicing law, I spend time with my wife of 28 years, our five children, and--when I am lucky--our two granddaughters. An avid reader, I just finsihed Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey, by Isabel Fonseca.  My favorite fiction writers are Stephen Hunter and Frederick Forsythe.  My favorite serious fiction includes anything by John Milton, Sir Gowain and the Green Knight, and Horatius from the Lays of Ancient Rome.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    24 years
  2. Family: 25%
    24 years
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    24 years
  4. Construction & Development: 20%
    24 years



Hourly ($245/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Sidney B Unrau

    I thoroughly endorse Craig Bainum as an excellent attorney. He and I worked together in a law firm several years ago and have kept in close contact over the years. I have seen him in court, with clients, and in his office. He is knowledgeable, friendly, creative, helpful and good at explaining difficult things. I enjoyed working with him, and I have talked to some of his clients who also very much enjoyed working with Craig.


    Sidney Unrau Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Cory R Wall

    Craig does an outstanding job for his clients and is very professional in his dealings with other attorneys which greatly benefits not only his own clients but everyone involved. I highly recommend and endorse Craig.


    Cory Wall Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Disbarment Stayed - License Suspension
    issued in UT, 2008


    A stayed disbarment means the Board has concerns about the lawyer, but chose not to revoke his or her license. The lawyer's license has been suspended and lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPrivate Practice1996 - 2008
AttorneyUtah County Public Defenders Assoc1995 - 1996
AttorneyPrivate Practice1993 - 1995
AssociateWalstad & Babcock1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association for Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Lehi Area Chamber of CommerceN/A2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
First CaseSettled
Second CaseI got fired.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Springville City NewspaperLegal Ease1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Brigham Young UniversityEnglishBA1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Business ConferenceTen Surefire Ways to Kill Your Small Business2013