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Craig W. Kidwell

Workers compensation Attorney at Elko, NV

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1998
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Craig W. Kidwell is the managing attorney of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada.  With more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation cases in Nevada, Craig represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative worker’s compensation system, and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court.

 Craig is recognized by his peers for his experience and knowledge in representing injured workers in Nevada, and is a regular invited speaker at workers compensation education classes in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.

 Craig is proud of his career in helping Nevada’s injured workers. Craig’s clients are regularly referred to him from previous satisfied clients, but also from fellow attorneys in Nevada as well as doctors and medical providers who treat injured workers and know of the quality legal work Craig provides for his clients.

 Craig was born and raised Nevada. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, then obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. After graduating, Craig returned to Nevada and practiced in the areas of corporate law and general civil litigation. In 1999, Craig began representing injured workers and soon thereafter decided to focus his practice exclusively to Workers’ Compensation law.

 Craig was admitted to the Nevada state bar in 1998 and is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Craig is also a proud member of the Nevada Justice Association and the Worker’s Injury Law & Advocacy Group.


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Posted by Roberta | October 22, 2015
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I went into my meeting with Craig Kidwell feeling pretty broken both mentally and physically, completely at a loss on what to do next. Thankfully, the moment I stepped into the office, I was both welcomed and reassured (consistently over the entire tedious process) by both Craig and Chellie. I could not count the times she phoned telling me, "You'll be getting a nasty letter in the next few days just disregard it." This "disregard" as she explained, would not have been at all possible without the intelligence and prudence of a great attorney. In my opinion, having been through a lengthy injury claim, there is no way to fight alone. Thank you Craig and staff for everything you did on my behalf. I will be eternally grateful for the time and attention given in my case.
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Posted by Alaina | September 22, 2014
Exceeded my expectations
From the beginning, Craig and his assistant, Chellie, have been more than helpful and always on top of things. Rather it's just keeping me updated on the current status of my case, looking out for my best interest, giving me advice, or even just to lend a listening ear and help to alleviate any concerns I'm having - including a couple occasions after closing time, they've always been there. I don't know where I would be right now with my case, let alone my carpal tunnel syndrome, if it wasn't for them. They're always professional, efficient, kind, and go above and beyond for their clients - Which is more than what it seems society in general has come to expect from the average lawyer. I believe Craig is one in a million and anyone who is represented by him should consider themselves very lucky, and can rest assured they're in good, caring, capable hands. From my experience, he truly cares, he'll get all the facts, and he will fight for you.
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Posted by Benjamin | July 20, 2016
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Worker's Compensation Case
I was represented by Craig Kidwell in a Worker's Compensation case. When I first sat down with Craig to discuss my case, he was very positive about my chances of winning and informed me about what the best possible outcomes was and what was mostly likely to happen. Throughout the entire process Craig and his staff were understanding of my situation, answered any questions I had. I was always kept informed about the progress of my case. Craig is very knowledgeable about the system and the people (judges and other attorneys) in Nevada. His representation helped me get compensated for my injury and give me the time I needed to recover before returning to work.
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Posted by Barb Flickinger | March 9, 2016
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Excellent attorney & assistant
I had never needed an attorney before, but once I was hurt on the job and the insurance company started their denials, my son suggested I contact Craig. Having no idea what to expect, I was definitely a nervous wreck. Craig put me at ease from day one and explained in detail what would happen in the next few months. He and Chellie were very professional during the Workman's Comp process and kept me apprised of everything that was going on. Chellie was excellent at returning my calls, or calling me before I even had a chance to call her, when something came up. I probably will never need to call them again because I have since retired. But, I will definitely recommend them.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Armstrong & Kidwell, LLC.
  • 2001 - 2011


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Nevada State Bar
  • 1998 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Injured Worker's Attorneys in the Nation
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • 2014
  • Reader's Choice - Best Law Firm - Silver
  • Elko Daily Free Press
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • A Practical Guide to Worker's Compensation
  • Benefits Available to Claimants
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This man is a very reputable attorney. He is very honest and caring. I would refer my friends and family to him and no other."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig is a knowledgeable and experienced workers compensation attorney. He is also a pilot. We worked well together on several workers compensation matters."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Craig Kidwell at the beginning of my career in 2002. I have always admired him as a lawyer and have seen him demonstrate that my admiration was not misplaced. I highly recommend Craig for any workers compensation case you may have!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig Kidwell and I have worked on a few cases together over the years in the field of NV Workers Compensation. He is highly skilled, and hands down the most knowledgeable claimant's work comp attorney in Northern Nevada. His skill is beyond exceptional when dealing with issues that are more regularly confronted by northern Nevadans; particularly those work comp issues faced by injured miners, farmers, and ranchers. I highly endorse Craig."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kidwell has been practicing worker's compensation for many years. He is well-versed in the laws and regulations and is a great advocate for his clients and their rights. I strongly recommend his retention if you are an injured worker in Elko, Nevada."
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Elko Workers compensation Lawyer Craig W. Kidwell
Craig W. Kidwell
Workers compensation Attorney
Elko, NV
Licensed for 25 years