Craig Hamilton

Craig Hamilton is an experienced trial lawyer who handles high stakes litigation for a broad range of clients including product manufacturers in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, hospitals and medical professionals in medical malpractice cases, law firms and lawyers in legal malpractice cases, trucking companies, construction companies, and maritime businesses, among others. His practice is diverse and includes the representation of businesses in commercial litigation for both the plaintiff and defense. Craig also has significant RICO experience. Craig regularly handles cases in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida in both state and federal courts and has been involved in numerous arbitrations.


Craig’s practice also involves advising local and regional businesses in employment matters including day-to-day employment decisions, employer handbooks and forms, workplace injuries, worker’s compensation claims, and OSHA investigations, along with the defense of EEOC/federal court discrimination and harassment cases and state court wrongful termination/retaliatory discharge cases.

Craig is on the steering committees for the ALFA International Complex Torts/Product Liability and the Professional Liability Practice Groups. He is also a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council and a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation.

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1999
  • Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, 1998-1999
  • Winner, Gordon T. Saad Moot Court Competition
  • Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow
  • Member, Curia Honoris honorary society
  • Auburn University, Bachelor of Science, Marketing, 1996
Professional awards, honors, and distinctions

Sustaining Member Product Liability Advisory Council

2018-2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers in Product Liability

Professional civic and charitable organizations

ALFA International (Product Liability Steering Committee)


International Association of Defense Counsel


Products Liability Advisory Council


Defense Research Institute (Product Liability Committee)


Professional Liability Defense Federation


Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (President, Young Lawyers Section, 2005-2006)


Alabama Bar Association


Mobile Bar Association


Mobile Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors


Educational legal seminar presentations and lectures

Mr. Hamilton focuses on what he knows. Explore his published works and seminars.

Published works
  • “Strategies for Admitting Plaintiff’s Drug or Alcohol Use in Product Liability Cases,” ALFA Products Liability Newsletter (Fall 2009)
  • “No Harm, No Foul: Alabama Supreme Court Holds that Plaintiff will not be Judicially Estopped from Pursuing Lawsuit He did not Disclose in Bankruptcy if He Amends his Bankruptcy Schedules Once Caught,” ADLA Journal (Spring 2008)
Seminar presentations
  • Speaker/Faculty, Construction Law Forum (design build and construction management) – Mobile, Alabama
  • Faculty, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Deposition Boot Camp (2009-2012)

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