Craig A. McCarthy
Craig A. McCarthy practices in the areas of civil litigation and insurance. He represents governmental and nonprofit entities, insurance carriers, and self-insured businesses. His practice includes all phases of litigation, from discovery through trial and appeals. Craig has practiced extensively in the areas of public official liability, catastrophic injury, construction defect, dram shop liability, product liability, commercial litigation, environmental and regulatory law, and insurance coverage.
Craig serves as a mediator and arbitrator in various civil litigation and insurance related matters including contract disputes, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, catastrophic injury, transportation litigation, product liability and cases against public entities and non-profit organizations.
Craig has obtained the Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation from the Litigation Management Institute. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Craig has been listed by The Best Lawyers in America®, Southwest Super Lawyers®, and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
Baylor University/Willamette University (B.A., high honors, Political Science/Economics, 1985)
Willamette University (M.B.A., 1989)
Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 1989)
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
American Bar Association (member, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section)
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (President, 2016-2017; Executive Committee, 2013-2018, Board of Directors, 2009-2018)
Defense Research Institute
Property Loss Research Bureau
Arizona Insurance Claims Association
Fraternal Order of the Blue Goose (National Chairman, Jurisprudence Committee)
Ahwatukee YMCA (Board Member)
The Best Lawyers in America® (Insurance Law; Litigation - Insurance) 2018 - 2021
Southwest Super Lawyers® (Personal Injury General: Defense) 2017-2020