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Craig Knapp is a trial lawyer and a founding partner of Knapp & Roberts (Scottsdale, Arizona) where he serves as the firm's lead trial counsel. His practice is dedicated solely to representing plaintiffs in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. Mr. Knapp has represented hundreds of individuals harmed by the negligence of others and is highly committed to personalized and responsive service in achieving your desired results, whether through settlement or trial.

Mr. Knapp handles cases throughout the State of Arizona involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury including, but not limited to: medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, car and truck accidents, pharmaceutical drug injuries, car and truck accidents, sexual assault, group home abuse, and product liability matters. Every case accepted by Knapp & Roberts is thoroughly investigated, carefully prepared, and aggressively litigated.

Mr. Knapp has successfully litigated many multi-million dollar cases and several high profile cases which received local and national media attention. In 2004, a Maricopa County jury returned a $45.5 million dollar verdict in one of Mr. Knapp's cases where a 26-year-old woman with severe developmental delays drowned while under the care of a group home.  In 2009, Mr. Knapp's client received an $11 million dollar verdict for the death of her husband who was neglected at an assisted living facility.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    25 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    25 years
  3. Car Accident: 10%
    25 years



Contingent (30-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • David A Wenner

    I endorse this lawyer. Craig is one of the hardest working lawyers I know. He brings a keen intellect and a passion for the practice to every case. His attention to detail is unparalleled. He has a wonderful capacity to build rapport with juries. If you are interested in winning you be wise to hire Craig. David A. Wenner Attorney/Jury Consultant


    David Wenner Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brian T Leonard

    Craig is an outstanding attorney. He is a credit to the profession and an advocate for his clients. He is both compassionate and fair. His clients are fortunate to have him.


    Brian Leonard Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Knapp & Roberts

8777 North Gainey Center Drive
Suite 165
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Knapp & Roberts

850 N. 2nd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85003



AZActive 199103/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona Personal InjurySuper Lawyers2013
Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona Personal InjurySuper Lawyers2012
Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona Personal InjurySuper Lawyers2011
Outstanding VolunteerArizona Trial Lawyers Association2010
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation Attorney-Founding PartnerKnapp & Roberts1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Arizona Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAttorney Member1991 - Present
Arizona Association for JusticePresident-Elect2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Solomon v. Developmental Systems Inc.$45.5 Million - Jury Verdict (Maricopa County)
Scherrer v. Liberty Manor$11 Million - Jury Verdict (Maricopa County)
Doe v. S Lab$2.5 Million - Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Answers For EldersMedical Errors: Sixth Biggest Killer in America2013
The Arizona RepublicHiding Abuse, Neglect of Vulnerable People Is Wrong Answer2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ArizonaManagementM.B.A.1992
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Trial Advocacy ConferenceTrial Advocacy2009
DamagesClosing The Door On Damages2007
Nursing Home Litigation: The BasicsNursing Home Neglect2000
Mass Tort LitigationMass Torts2000
Mass Tort litigationMass Torts1999
Mass Tort LitigationMass Torts1998
Mass Tort LitigationMass Torts1997