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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2012 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1999
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
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.

Mr. Craft focuses his practice primarily on cases of product liability, trucking and construction accidents, and catastrophic injuries. He has represented victims in high-profile cases against large corporations, including major automobile manufacturers, tire manufacturers, transportation companies and energy companies. Mr. Craft has obtained successful trial results in commercial litigation, negligence, product liability and trucking cases, including three that were noted in VerdictSearch's annual publication of the top 100 verdicts in the country as well as an additional three listed in the Texas Top 100.

Mr. Craft is licensed to practice before the Texas state courts and the U.S. District Courts for all Districts of Texas. He graduated as the Casey Presidential Scholar from Baylor University in 1996, and he earned his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law in 1999.

Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, Mr. Craft has distinguished himself throughout his career for his aggressive advocacy on behalf of his clients. Prior to opening his own practice, he was a partner with the predecessor to distinguished firm Watts Guerra Craft LLP. He began his career as a litigation associate with the international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Houston, Texas, where he represented several large clients in commercial, product liability and occupational exposure litigation cases.

Mr. Craft is a frequent speaker on personal injury topics such as discovery, accident reconstruction, expert witnesses and product liability. He has appeared on television and radio and in several major newspapers as an authority on a broad array of topics pertaining to motor vehicle accident litigation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Transportation/Maritime (50%)

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2012 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2004

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About Hunter Craft

Admitted: 1999, Texas

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

Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

Educational Background:

  • Baylor University, B.B.A. in Finance, 1996
Office Location for Hunter Craft

2727 Allen Parkway
Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77019

Phone: 713-225-0500

 

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Last Updated: 5/1/2018

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