Craig C. Weaver is Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, practicing law in Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, and is a member of Molsby & Bordner, LLP. Mr. Weaver focuses his practice on family law, civil litigation, corporate law, business transactional work, and probate litigation. Mr. Weaver is able to quickly recognize and define the issues his clients face and then work with his clients to develop strategies on how to best deal with each individual issue. While the legal process may often seem daunting and intimidating, Mr. Weaver takes pride in helping his clients understand the process and guiding them through to a favorable resolution.
In 2016, Mr. Weaver was recognized as being one of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in Northern California by The National Advocates. In 2015, he was named as one of the top family law lawyers in Sacramento by Sacramento Magazine, received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award, and was nominated as a National Lawyer of Distinction in Family Law. A year earlier in 2014, Mr. Weaver received an Honor Advocate award from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers of Northern California for his performance at the Northern California Trial Practicum in San Francisco.
Mr. Weaver commonly handles highly complex, high-dollar, and high-asset divorce cases, often including issues concerning the valuation of family owned businesses. Additionally, Mr. Weaver has substantial experience with multi-jurisdictional cases involving complex matters concerning the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”) and Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (“UIFSA”). Mr. Weaver believes legal matters are a three-step process that require patience and open communication between an attorney and client in order to be successful. He believes the first step is understanding the ground rules. The second step is developing a plan of action, and the third step is properly implementing the plan.
When asked about the legal process, Mr. Weaver said, “There are times when it will seem like the opposing party is not willing to negotiate and there will be no way to avoid going before a judge to have a matter resolved. Always take the high-road, be patient, be open to negotiations, and if the other party is being unreasonable then the judge will likely see that, too.”
As a native of North Idaho and Eastern Washington, Mr. Weaver received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of Idaho in 2009. Mr. Weaver also received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Public Relations from the same institution. Mr. Weaver graduated magna cum laude near the top of his class and served as the president and executive director of various organizations while pursuing his undergraduate degree. In addition, in 2004, Mr. Weaver was named the Outstanding Business Student of the Year by the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, the business equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa for liberal arts and science graduates, and is a recipient of the University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence.
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Weaver served as the director of marketing for an international travel company based out of El Dorado Hills, California, and also gained international experience working as a program director in the Bahamas, Mexico, and Canada for WorldPass Travel Group, LLC & International Student Tours, Inc.
During law school, Mr. Weaver gained substantial experience as a legal intern at Paine Hamblen, LLP, based out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Beck & Poorman, LLC, based out of Hayden, Idaho, both highly respected firms in North Idaho and Eastern Washington. As a third year law student, Mr. Weaver gained notoriety by successfully arguing a case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco while serving as a member of the University of Idaho Legal Aid Clinic.
Upon completion of his law degree, Mr. Weaver returned to Northern California and founded American Dream Management, LLC, a California limited liability company providing management services to common-interest development community associations. Soon thereafter in 2009, Mr. Weaver began practicing law as a solo practitioner before joining Cordell & Cordell, P.C., one of the nation’s largest domestic relations litigation law firms, where he served as the lead attorney for the Sacramento office. In 2014, Mr. Weaver joined Bartholomew & Wasznicky, LLP to better serve his clients as part of the most experienced family law firm in Northern California, and in 2016 transitioned his practice to Molsby & Bordner, LLP to expand his practice base and increase his presence in the Lake Tahoe area.
As a litigator, Mr. Weaver has established a successful track-record, including helping to facilitate favorable settlements for his clients. Mr. Weaver has successfully argued cases and motions before the Superior Courts of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Plumas, San Francisco, Yolo, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sonoma, Alameda, Tuolumne, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles counties in the State of California, in the Eastern District of California, as well as in district court in Kootenai County, Idaho. Mr. Weaver takes pride in his attention to detail and in fashioning the best result for each of his clients while always being mindful of each client’s individual needs.
In his time away from the office, Mr. Weaver enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family. He is also an avid alpine skier and competitive triathlete and endurance runner having completed Ironman Lake Tahoe, Ironman Canada, Ironman Coeur d’Alene, XTERRA Lake Tahoe, XTERRA Tahoe City, and the Big Sur Marathon, among other races.
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|ID||Authorized to practice law||2010||11/12/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40 (Northern California)||The National Advocates||2016|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Nominated as a National Lawyer of Distinction in Family Law||Lawyers of Distinction||2015|
|Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers List||Sacramento Magazine||2015|
|Honor Advocate Award, Northern California Trial Practicum||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers of Northern California||2014|
|1st Place - Intra-School Negotiation Competition||University of Idaho College of Law||2008|
|Excellence for the Future Award, Constitutional Law||CALI - Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2007|
|Excellence for the Future Award, Wills, Estates, & Trusts||CALI - Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2007|
|Member of the Year||Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Gamma Theta Chapter||2004|
|Outstanding Business Student of the Year Award||Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society||2004|
|University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence||University of Idaho Alumni Association||2004|
|Member of the Year||Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Gamma Theta Chapter||2003|
|Associate Attorney||Molsby & Bordner, LLP||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Bartholomew & Wasznicky, LLP||2014 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Cordell & Cordell, P.C.||2012 - 2014|
|Corporate Counsel||International Student Tours, Inc.||2010 - 2012|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Craig C. Weaver||2009 - 2010|
|Owner & CEO||American Dream Management, LLC||2009 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|El Dorado County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|El Dorado County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Placer County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Idaho State Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2009 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Free & Accepted Masons of California||Member||2006 - 2009|
|Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society||Member||2002 - 2004|
|Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society||Member||2002 - 2004|
|Golden Key International Honor Society||Member||2001 - 2004|
|Kappa Sigma Fraternity||Member||2001 - 2004|
|Defense of Attorney's Fees Claim in Family Law Proceeding||No Fees Awarded|
|Separate Property Tracing for Brokerage Account||Separate Property Claim Approved by Court|
|Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreement||Prenuptial Agreement Upheld|
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|University of Idaho College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Idaho||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
|Sacramento Forensic Services Luncheon – January 2016||Divorce & Family Law Litigation - An overview and practical considerations for financial professionals.||2016|