As a founding partner, Brian Craft offers Findlay Craft a unique and accomplished perspective on litigation in the state and federal courts of the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Craft has practiced law in East Texas for almost three decades as both a transactional and trial attorney and brings to every case a wealth of knowledge and experience earned both in the courts and among peers. With a reputation as an insightful, intelligent, and meticulous attorney, Mr. Craft has an exceptional command of case law and extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas and their laws, practices and procedures. Mr. Craft provides Findlay Craft with the resources required to litigate local matters and complex international cases with equal measures of expertise and effectiveness.
His practice focuses primarily on trial law in the areas of patent litigation, employment, and commercial litigation. As the Eastern District of Texas has one of the largest patent dockets in the entirety of the United States’ judicial system, Mr. Craft has accrued significant and singular experience with local counsel representation of internationally recognized companies. While Mr. Craft’s concentration on patent litigation provides clients and national counsel unparalleled insight into the Eastern District of Texas, he is also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts for the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas.
In the area of employment law, Mr. Craft primarily represents employers in all manner of employment litigation and is a skilled advisor concerning clients seeking to prevent litigation. As a commercial lawyer, Mr. Craft has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in issues involving governmental civil rights, contracts, real estate, and wills and estate disputes. Mr. Craft’s transactional background covers a broad and varied range of matters, including contracts, real estate, and wills and probate.
- United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- United States District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
- Smith County Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas – Labor and Employment Law Section
- Member, Society for Human Resource Management and East Texas Human Resource Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Texas Association of Defense Counsel