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silva-craigP. CRAIG SILVA

Shareholder – Since 2004
csilva@wpdn.net

EDUCATION:

J.D., 1996, University of Wyoming
B.A. 1992, Social Science, University of Wyoming

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE:

Wyoming State Bar, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 1996
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000
United States Supreme Court, 2004

LEGAL PRACTICE:

Craig is a shareholder in the firm and primarily handles personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, products liability, premises liability, work related injuries, and civil rights. He also handles wrongful termination, governmental liability, employment disputes, and both federal and state criminal defense. 
Craig’s reported cases in the Wyoming Supreme Court include: Circle C Resources, Inc. v. Kobielusz and State of Wyoming, ex. rel. 320 P.3d 213(Wyo. 2014); Throckmartin v. Century 21 Realty, 226 P.3rd 793 (Wyo. 2010); Lessard v. State, 158 P.3d 698 (Wyo. 2007); Bonnie M. Quinn Revocable Trust v. SRW Inc., 91 P.3d 146 (Wyo. 2004); Paxton Resources L.L.C. Brannaman, 95 P.3d 796 (Wyo. 2004); and Arvalo v. State, 939 P.2d 228 (Wyo. 1997). He has had numerous appeals to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals including Ripley v. WMC, Annis v. Collins, OCI, Wyoming v. PacifiCorp, Herrera v. Lufkin Industries, Corrigan v. LeClair, United States v. LaPlatney, Jones v. Bass, United States v. Cardenas, United States v. Morris, and Heinrich v. City of Casper. He has also taken two writs of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Craig was a Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Theta Kappa. He was a law clerk for Jere A. Ryckman, Third Judicial District, 1996-1997. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Seventh Judicial District. He authored “Dealing with the Recanting Domestic Violence Victims” published in Findings of Facts, February 2004.

He was the Natrona County Bar President from 2002-2003. He is a past and current member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. He is a current member of the Natrona County Bar Association. He teaches evidence at the State of Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. He is a former Municipal Judge for the Town of Evansville. He is also a former adjunct professor for Casper College teaching courses on Real Estate Law, Employment Law, and Evidence. He was one of the founders of the Legal Aid Clinic at Casper College which has been recognized both nationally and locally. He won the State Bar Pro Bono award in 2009.