Craig Hamilton

Craig Hamilton is an experienced trial lawyer who handles high stakes litigation for a broad range of clients in the areas of product liability, professional liability, construction, maritime, and transportation (including trucking and GIG industry matters). Craig also advises 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 employment-related cases. Craig regularly handles cases in both state and federal courts in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi and he has been involved in numerous arbitrations.


Craig has been involved in the firm’s leadership for many years and he currently serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee. Craig is on the steering committees for the ALFA International Complex Torts/Product Liability Practice Group and the Professional Liability Practice Group and he regularly speaks at ALFA events. He is also a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, the Defense Research Institute, and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

  • 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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