Hunter Craft

Hunter Craft

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Houston, TX

Craft Law Firm, P.C.
 | 2727 Allen Parkway, Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-225-0500
Fax: 713-225-0566
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2012 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1999
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Hunter Craft graduated as the Casey Presidential Scholar from Baylor University with a B.B.A. in Finance, and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Baylor University School of Law. He began his legal career in litigation defense of business and catastrophic injury disputes at Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP). He then refocused his career to advocate for those harmed by others, joining Watts Law Firm, later becoming Watts Guerra Craft. In 2013, after nearly 14 years in the legal profession, he founded Craft Law Firm, P.C., and continues to represent victims of catastrophic injuries and their families in transportation, product liability, and workplace tragedies, and individuals and businesses in commercial disputes. He has litigated on behalf of clients in more than 30 states in cases against more than 50 different Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies.

Focusing primarily on transportation, workplace, product liability, and other catastrophic injury litigation, Mr. Craft has represented victims against large corporate defendants including Alcoa, Arkos, Autoliv, Axip Energy, BF Goodrich, BMW, Bridgestone/Firestone, Chrysler, Coastal Corporation, Continental Tire, Cooper Tire, Cummins Diesel, Daewoo Motors, Discount Tire, Dorel Juvenile Products, Ford, General Motors, Gilbane, Goodyear, Hilcorp Energy, Honda, International Truck & Engine, Isuzu, Land Rover, Mattel, Mazda, Michelin, Mitsubishi, Newmar Corporation, Nissan, Pioneer,  Schlumberger, Tire Rack, Titan Tire, Toyota, Trican, TRW, TXU, Union Pacific, Volkswagen, Williams, Witco/Chemtura, and Yokohama Tires, among others.

Mr. Craft was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Houston, and has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015. At the age of 29, he was elected a “Texas Super Lawyer” for the first time, making him the youngest such recipient in the history of the award. He was later chosen as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers and America’s Top 100 High Stake Litigators (2020) by America’s Top 100 Attorneys. While he has been honored to receive numerous other professional awards and recognitions, he cares most of all for the results he is able to obtain for his clients.

Mr. Craft has multiple verdicts included in both the Texas and U.S. Top 100 Verdicts Hall of Fame. He has appeared on television, radio, and in several major newspapers across the country.

About Hunter Craft

Admitted: 1999, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.craftlawfirm.com/lawyers/j-hunter-craft/

Honors/Awards:

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, America’s Top 100 High Stake Litigators, 2020
  • Top 100 Verdicts – Verdict Search, 2006
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2005
  • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame - ALM
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine, 2015
  • Best Law Firms in America – Tier 1 StatusU.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine, 2013
  • Lead Counsel Rating (Personal Injury Plaintiff) – Lead Counsel Review Board, 2013
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2011
  • Top 100 Texas Verdicts – Verdicts Search, 2010
  • Top 100 Texas Verdicts – Verdict Search, 2009
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2006
  • Top 100 Texas Verdicts – Verdict Search, 2005
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track – H Texas Magazine, 2004
  • Top 100 Texas Verdicts - Verdict Search, 2009, 2009
  • Top Lawyer in Personal Injury – Houstonia Magazine, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • Top Lawyer in Personal Injury – Houstonia Magazine, 2014
  • Best Law Firms in America – Tier 1 StatusU.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Who’s Who – Professionals in America, 2012
  • Top 100 Verdicts – Verdict Search, 2010
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2010
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2008
  • Top 100 Texas Verdicts – Verdict Search, 2006
  • Top 100 Verdicts – Verdict Search, 2005
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate – Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report  , 2015
  • Best Lawyer – Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly Magazine, 2014
  • Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine  , 2004
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2013
  • Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine, 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 25 Texas Verdicts – Verdicts Search, 2010
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2009
  • Who’s Who – Professional in America, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Avoiding the Great Daubert Fraud: How to Properly Use and Resist Expert Challenges," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Las Vegas CLE Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011
  • "Striking a Tire Expert," Attorneys Information Exchange Group Orlando, Florida, 2010
  • "The People v. Harold Herzlich," Attorneys Information Exchange Group Houston, Texas, 2010
  • "Chemical Products and Toxic Torts: Handling the Media When a Catastrophic Event Occurs," American Bar Association Houston, Texas, 2010
  • "Recent Experiences in Automotive Product Liability Trials," Attorneys Information Exchange Group San Francisco, California, 2009
  • "Rollover Activated Air Curtains: A Look at Ford Motor Company," Attorneys Information Exchange Group San Francisco, California, 2009
  • "Combating Ford Motor Company in Trial: The $30,000,000 Garcia v. Ford Verdict," Attorneys Information Exchange Group Napa, California, 2005
  • "Strategies and Secrets for Discovery in Automotive Product Liability Cases," Attorneys Information Exchange Group Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004
  • "Is Your Car Wreck a Products Case?," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Port Aransas, Texas, 2004
  • "Accident Reconstruction and Physical Evidence," State Bar of Texas Dallas, Texas, 2003
  • "Admitting and Excluding Evidence," University of Texas CLE, Houston, Texas, 2000
  • “Emerging Trends in Accident Reconstruction,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Horseshoe Bay, 2016
  • "Recognizing and Preserving Evidence in Automotive Cases," Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Port Aransas, Texas, 2004
  • "Recent Experiences in Automotive Product Liability Trials," Attorneys Information Exchange Group Fall Conference, San Francisco, California, 2008
  • "Handling the Media When a Catastrophic Event Occurs," - America Bar Association CLE, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • "Handling the Media When a Catastrophic Event Occurs," - America Bar Association CLE, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • "Personal Injury Trial Law," Houston Bar Association CLE, Houston, Texas, 2012
  • "So You Want to Be a Lawyer?," Houston Bar Association CLE, Houston, Texas, 2013
  • "Discovering and Utilizing Electronic Data in a Wireless World," Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 2017
  • "Fundamentals and Secrets of Deposing a Corporate Representative," Texas Trial Lawyers Association “Big Cases in the Big Easy: Commercial Vehicles and Workplace Injuries” CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2018
  • “The Money You’re Missing, and How to Find It,” Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • "Automotive Products Liability," Southern Trial Lawyers Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013
  • "Pharmaceutical Products Liability: Pradaxa and Prompt Pay Litigation," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Las Vegas CLE Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013
  • "Personal Injury Trial Law," Houston Bar Association Houston, Texas, 2012
  • "The State of Brain Injury Litigation: Litigation Trends, New Theories of Liability, and Emerging Defenses," American Conference Institute: Brain Injury Litigation Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012
  • "Trial Procedure," State Bar of Texas Federal Court Practice Course Houston, Texas, 2012

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Esther Lerma, et al v. Hilcorp Energy Company, et al, Cause No. 2009-08235, In the 55th Judicial District Court of Harris County Texas (2010).VerdictSearch Texas Verdict Hall of Fame (2010), VerdictSearch’s Top 100 Texas Verdicts in 2010 (#2).
  • Garcia v. Ford Motor Company, Cause No. 2004-04-2099-A, District Court, Cameron County, Texas (Brownsville), Texas (2004).VerdictSearch’s Top 100 Verdicts for the United States and for Texas,2004.
  • Small v. Vestal, Cause No. 08-01-18000-CV, In the 82nd Judicial District Court of Robertson County Texas (2010). VerdictSearch United States Verdict Hall of Fame and Texas Verdict Hall of Fame 2010, VerdictSearch’s Top 25 Texas Verdicts in 2010 (#23), VerdictSearch’s Verdict of the Week, VerdictSearch Texas, Vol. 10, Issue 14 (2010).
  • Barahona v. Levine Trucking, Cause No. 03-22, 254, In the 12th Judicial District Court of Walker County, Texas (2006). VerdictSearch’s Top 100 Verdicts for the United States and for Texas, 2006 (#72 nationally), VerdictSearch’s Verdict of the Week, VerdictSearch Texas, Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2007).
  • Sara Wojewski, et al v. TXU Electric Delivery Co., et al., Cause No. 06-07584, In the 95th Judicial District Court of Dallas County Texas (2009).VerdictSearch’s Top 100 Texas Verdicts in 2009, the Number 2 verdict in negligence, VerdictSearch’s Verdict of the Week, VerdictSearch Texas, Vol. 9, Issue 39 (2009).

Educational Background:

  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, 1996
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Office Location for Hunter Craft

2727 Allen Parkway
Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77019

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Last Updated: 1/8/2021

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