​Prior to joining private practice, Craig gained significant trial experience as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Lake County, Illinois. Craig is also skilled in alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. His negotiating skills were sharpened while working as an agent on behalf of professional athletes.

Craig has successfully defended clients in high profile products liability and construction cases. Throughout his career, Craig has both defended and prosecuted commercial and subrogation claims for large, medium and small companies alike.

Craig grew up in Lake Forest and currently lives in Lake Bluff with his wife and two children. He has also served in leadership roles on several nonprofit boards, including CROYA, Lake Forest Soccer Association, and the Lake Bluff Police and Fire Commission. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer with his kids and living out his secret life as a keyboard player with a local rock band.  

Craig D. Pierson has been practicing law in Illinois for over 20 years. Craig's estate planning expertise focuses on first-time planning for young families as well as more sophisticated plans and amendments for mature families with diverse assets and changing priorities.  He has also advised many families the use of special-needs trusts

Craig also concentrates his practice in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. He is passionate about ensuring that the closing process for his clients proceeds smoothly and that their interests are protected.  Craig has advised clients on condominium conversion, environmental concerns, tax challenges, and has created appropriate corporate and other companies with which to hold real estate.  He has also advised numerous clients in creating business entities to enable them to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1995 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2001 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2002

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Craig Pierson

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