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Craig A Knapp

Medical malpractice Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.8   25 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    50%
    Everyone makes mistakes. But when doctors, nurses, therapists, or dentists make them, the effects can last a lifetime. Patients have a right to expect that medical procedures will be properly performed. Medical malpractice attorneys represent you if you are injured by a healthcare provider's careless or accidental mistakes. For example, if a doctor leaves behind gauze in your body during surgery, resulting in an infected wound that requires even more surgery, the doctor committed medical malprac

    31 years

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis.

    31 years

  3. Car accident
    10%
    If you are involved in a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a car accident lawyer, one who knows the dynamics of car crashes and can identify and weigh all the possible factors which may have played a part in who caused the injuries or death.

    31 years

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.

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Licensed for 31 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Knapp & Roberts
8777 North Gainey Center Drive
Suite 165
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Knapp & Roberts
850 N. 2nd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Bob L Liles | September 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Knapp is a fantastic Consultant for someone like myself unfamiliar with medical terminology related to my wife's accident.
Mr. Knapp helped me with several decisions which I did not know how to deal with until he gave me excellent legal and medical consultation, extremely pertinent information from consulting with him. I would hire him.
Posted by Chris | May 24, 2013
HIRE THIS LAWYER
Craig and his team are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not go anywhere else. Craig got me a settlement that has changed my life.
Posted by Cindy | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant!
aising a child with special needs is a journey. Never in a million years did I expect myself to be in need of an attorney to walk along side of me for another leg of the journey after a horrific incident. I thank God that Knapp & Roberts was the firm we chose to help us navigate an extremely difficulty time in our lives. The dynamic duo of Craig Knapp and David Friedman was a force to be reckon with. Ways I describe Craig: a fearless ethical leader, compassionate, brilliant, trusts his instincts, personally responds to correspondences and provides emotional support every step of the way. David is passionate, assertive, extremely knowledgeable, articulate, detail oriented and caring. Craig and David were so diligent over 4 years that it took to get our case settled. It took going to a jury trial that they handled in a professional manner. They found ethical experts to testify, kept us informed, helped us cope with the emotionally draining days in court and worked tirelessly. We felt genuinely taken care of like family and they had our best interest at heart the entire time. I am so glad we trusted them with our case and would absolutely recommend Knapp & Roberts.
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Posted by Emilie | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Choice for Wrongful Death/ Personal Injury
Craig was one of many lawyers I interviewed for the wrongful death lawsuit of a family member at an Assisted Living Facility. From the first time we spoke, he was compassionate, kind and up front about the type of settlement he thought we could receive. He gave me his cell phone number and he was always quick to respond to calls, texts and emails. He was professional as well as empathetic to my loss. In the end he got us a much larger settlement than we expected. I would highly recommend Craig, and Knapp and Roberts, to anyone dealing with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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Posted by DARRELL | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Craig's service came from RECOMMENDATION FROM COLORADO! Over the years of Malpractice litagation/mediation, Craig and his staff were ALWAYS courtous, punctual, and thorough in written and verbal communications. Shjould I need legal services in the future, Craig in number one on the list to call!!!
Posted by Kathi | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knapp Cared for Us
Craig Knapp was highly instrumental in bringing a satisfactory resolution and closure in the death of our father. From beginning to conclusion, he treated our family personably and considerately. Losing Dad was traumatic, but Craig guided us every step of the way. The first 2 lawyers we contacted wouldn’t give us the time of day. Craig was never dismissive and always genuinely concerned. Caring, professional, and always honest, Craig is the right man for the job. Thank you so very much!
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Posted by Brenda | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute first class Law Firm
Knapp & Roberts is the absolute Best Law firm in Arizona with Integrity. Craig Knapp truly cares for his clients, was extremely empathetic for our family's loss and fights for his clients. Honest, experienced and excellent communication. I would highly recommend Knapp & Roberts. Scottsdale Arizona Brenda P.
Posted by Lindsay | February 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A better experience than we ever could have imagined!
I was hit by a car while out running and nearly lost my life. Our family had never worked with a lawyer before and I was overwhelmed and intimidated at the thought. But I called Knapp & Roberts hoping for some answers and it was the best choice I could have made. Craig spoke with me the first time I called his office, truly heard my story, and explained things in an understandable way, setting realistic expectations from the very first day. His office was prompt and professional with all communication, and extremely organized as they came up with a plan regarding my serious injuries and extensive treatment and recovery. I am so happy to say that my story has a happy ending. Knapp & Roberts helped us make all the right choices from the legal perspective, and we had the most favorable monetary outcome possible. They did everything right from the very first day. Our family is forever grateful for Craig and his team's expertise. Thank you will never be enough!!!
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Posted by Abayomi | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and knowledgeable Lawyer, wonderful team
My first meeting with Mr. Craig Knapp was at my house, it was a life changing incident for my family. He came, listened and allowed me to present my case to him, he held and kissed my daughter and after the meeting he said I will naturally fight for you and your family, but he never failed to mention that it will be a long road ahead. His advise and wise counsel along the way was of immense value, and seeing him fight to the end for my family gives me the confidence to recommend him and his wonderful team as the best lawyer when you want your story to be told and heard. Great job!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful.
Spoke to Craig about an incident that occurred and I wasn’t sure if I had a case or not . At the end of the conversation I determined it wasn’t something I was going to peruse. He was very helpful, kind, and informative. If I did have a case , I would hire him as my attorney 100% .
Posted by Viridiana | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I just want to thank the whole Law firm for their amazing and hard work . Since the beginning of the case they were so attentive and caring . I couldn’t of ask for a better lawyer and lawfirm . I would recommend them to anyone ! Thank you for everything your team did to resolve our case.
Posted by Chuck Mote | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for everything!
THANK YOU!! Craig and the rest of the team at Knapp & Roberts were great throughout the entire process. They made it possible for our family to handle a very difficult situation in the best way possible - and allowing us to express our concerns. You legitimately showed care and concern for our feelings and had our best interests at heart. Your professionalism and caring are unparalled. It means a lot to me and my family to be treated with such respect and understanding. Without your kind-hearted approach I don't know what we would have done. I will always recommend your firm to anyone that needs a great attorney with morals. Nothing will bring my grandpa back but you helped bring peace to everyone in my family, most importantly my grandma. I cannot thank you enough for taking the case and being such a great man.
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Posted by Michael | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Courtious
I would like to start off by saying Thank You for all your firm has done for my daughter and younger bother. You made it possible for our family to handle a very difficult situation in the best way possible - and allowing us to express our concerns and to see each case through to the end without dropping the ball on any level. Your professionalism is one of the most important factors that i would like to thank your firm for. It means a lot to me and my family to be treated with such respect and understanding in such difficult times. I am truly great full to have been able to connect with you during such a hectic situation dealing with my daughter being attacked by a dog and then when your firm stepped in to take care of the family with the loss of my younger brother. Without your kind hearted approach and professionalism i don't know what i would have done. I will always recommend your firm to anyone that needs a great attorney with morals and the ability to hear what is needed to get the best out of a hectic situation. We are truly blessed to have been able to find your firm. Sincerely, Michael
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Posted by Linda | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend !!
I called the law firm of Knapp and Roberts after our disabled son suffered injuries due to negligence at the school he was attending . From the very start Craig Knapp and his team were the epitome of what a law firm should be. They are professional ,knowledgeable and compassionate and they truly care about their clients and the unique needs they face. They all were highly attentive and worked diligently for my son to provide him with the best possible outcome and in doing so they made the school a much safer place for all the special students in that classroom . They exceeded our expectations and we are forever grateful . Craig,Dana,Sharon and David we can never thank you enough . I highly recommend Knapp and Roberts !!
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Posted by Cindy | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Knapp and Roberts were great to deal with! The entire staff was knowledgeable and personable. They kept us appraised every step of the way, Our award was better than expected. They hired great expert witnesses, we highly recommend Knapp and Roberts.
Posted by Guthrie | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Death in Nursing Home
My wife and her two brothers retained Knapp and Roberts after their mother suffered an accident in a nursing home that caused her death. The nursing home corporation quickly gathered the staff and instituted a series of damage control actions. In spite of the impediments, Knapp and Roberts conducted numerous interviews, challenged findings, successfully argued them in the AZ Supreme Court and negotiated an equitable settlement. My wife and her brothers will always grieve their mother, but Knapp and Roberts were able to bring a degree of closure to these sad circumstances. It's my sincere belief that Craig Knapp and his firm met and overcame daunting obstacles that would have left lesser lawyers foundering.
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Posted by Kathy | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Knapp and Associates
Mr. Knapp and his team were very professional and compassionate while handling our case. My family and I are grateful that he gave a voice to our brother, who could not speak for himself. I would highly recommend them for representation in a legal matter
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true hero
My family was greatly impacted by a event that happened to us. My youngest son suffers from ADHD and autism spectrum disorder and had problems with being bullied at school. He went on a overnight camp with other 6th graders from his school. The experience was humiliating. During the camp he was tied to his bed and humiliated by the school chaperone while being videotaped. The school district, instead of taking responsibility and apologizing, decided to treat my son as a liar. We felt hopeless and angry about the incident. The school districts report stated that, in the end it was just a "joke". Craig Knapp contacted me about how the incident made him angry. Without hesitation he put the full weight of his Law Firm Knapp & Roberts on the school District. They tirelessly fought for us all they way to the State Supreme Court to defend and protect my son. In the end, the school district realized it wasn't a joke. My son received a settlement from them, and more importantly the bullying is being delt with immediately by his school. My son is now entering High School with confidence knowing that there people out there who care about him and will defend him. God bless the entire Knapp & Roberts family for trying to put a end to bullying. They truly care about the problem bullying has become. Knapp & Roberts represented us without charging us a dime.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Man!
Mr. Craig Knapp helped my family after the tragic loss of my special needs brother by listening and learning about my family. Due to his compassionate, caring, and very determined persona, my family was awarded a gracious settlement. If you are in need of a great, diligent, and sympathetic attorney, Craig Knapp is your MAN!
Posted by Elizabeth | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, caring legal team
We were fortunate to work with Craig Knapp and Dana Roberts when our son tragically died form severe altitude sickness at the Base Camp of Mount Everest in Tibet in October, 2009. Craig, Dana and Dave Abney are compassionate, caring attorneys who worked diligently to bring our wrongful death case to trial. Although it did not happen, I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who is in need of a competent, caring team. They are fully invested in each case that they handle.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Attorney-Founding Partner
  • Knapp & Roberts
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • University of Arizona
  • M.B.A.
  • 1992
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Doe v. S Lab
  • $2.5 Million - Settlement
  • Scherrer v. Liberty Manor
  • $11 Million - Jury Verdict (Maricopa County)
  • Solomon v. Developmental Systems Inc.
  • $45.5 Million - Jury Verdict (Maricopa County)

Associations

  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Conference
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Damages
  • Closing The Door On Damages
  • 2007
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • 2000
  • Nursing Home Litigation: The Basics
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • 2000
  • Mass Tort litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • 1999
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • 1998
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig. He is a skillful and experienced attorney."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We have referred many clients to him in the past and will continue to do so."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Craig is a consummate professional who I trust and respect."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Craig Knapp for nearly 20 years while working in the same practice areas of medical malpractice and wrongful death. He is knowledgable, detailed, and dedicated to achieving good results for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Knapp for anyone seeking legal representation. Clifford L. Heiney, Esq."
Wrongful death Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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