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Craig R. Anderson

Civil rights Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1999
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Craig Anderson is a shareholder at Marquis Aurbach and is co-chair of the firm’s litigation department.  His practice focuses on civil rights defense and serious personal injury claims including wrongful death and premises liability.  Mr. Anderson has extensive trial experience having tried more than 30 jury trials in both federal and state court.  He has obtained defense verdicts in cases involving police shootings, wrongful deaths, and medical malpractice.  Mr. Anderson has also resolved many cases in his client’s favor through motion practice, having obtained summary judgment for his clients in over 50 cases.  Finally, Mr. Anderson has argued over 15 appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has argued in front of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Mr. Anderson was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1999 and joined Marquis Aurbach in 2001.  In his spare time, Mr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife, Lanta, and their children. His other interests include working out.


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Marquis Aurbach
10001 Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89145


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Marquis Aurbach
  • 2001 - Present


  • Brigham Young University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Utah State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • Southern Utah University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Miller v. Nye County, 488 F.Supp.3d 973 (D. Nev. 2020), aff’d Miller v. County of Nye, 2022 WL 16570782 (9th Cir. 2022)
  • Ballentine v. Tucker, 28 F.4th 54 (9th Cir. 2022)
  • Scafidi v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 966 F.3d 960 (9th Cir. 2020)
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  • Nevada State Bar
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rank (Southern Nevada)
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2023
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas
  • MY VEGAS Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer (Civil Rights)
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Rank (Southern Nevada)
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Civil rights Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"My mentor, Craig Anderson, knows civil rights better than anyone I know, and he has remarkable fashion sense. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I’ve worked on the other side of several cases with Mr. Anderson. He is a tough opponent and represents his clients well."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is an excellent attorney who always exhibits the highest levels of professionalism and legal ability."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a great litigator!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Craig Anderson is a highly skilled attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. He enjoys an excellent reputation amongst the Nevada legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig is a smart and savvy litigator. He is a pleasure to work with, and he takes excellent care of his clients."
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Las Vegas Civil rights Lawyer Craig R. Anderson
Craig R. Anderson
Civil rights Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 24 years