Along with 19 years of service as an elected official, Craig's experience as a management-side employment lawyer, and as an executive law attorney, uniquely qualify him to provide excellent representation to City Managers and other public sector executives, managers and directors.
What makes Craig so qualified to represent City Managers? One reason is his over forty years representing employers. Craig understands how employers typically deal with executives' employment issues. And from that understanding, he has developed techniques and strategies to assist both private and public sector executives to cut the best deals possible, whether they are moving into, or out of, an employment situation.
Craig is the senior partner of the management-side labor and employment law firm of Scott & Whitehead. He is also CEO and Founder of Executive Law Group, Inc., a law firm that represents senior executives and other professionals in transition. Previously, Craig was the partner leading the Orange County, California employment law practice of the 260-attorney law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and, later, of the 50-attorney law firm of Pettis, Tester, Kruse & Krinsky.
Craig graduated from the University of Utah's College of Law, where he received his J.D. Degree in 1978. He was a Member (1976-1977) and Articles Editor (1977-1978) of the Utah Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
One thing the hundreds of public executives he has represented like best about Craig, is his understanding of Local government, gained through his four terms as Mayor, and 19 years on the City Council of Laguna Hills, California. He was also twice Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Orange County Fire Authority, one of the nation's largest fire and emergency response agencies.
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