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Brian Craig

Brian Craig

Law Office of Brian Craig in Logan, Utah
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Criminal Law ...
  • California, Minnesota, Utah
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Summary

Brian Craig has 18 years of experience as a lawyer. Before starting his own law firm, Brian worked for several years in the legal publishing and legal information services industry as an attorney for Thomson-Reuters and as a legal writer/analyst for Wolters Kluwer gaining experience with contracts, employment law, real estate law, tax law, privacy law, and other practice areas.

Besides helping clients, Brian teaches online legal courses at Purdue University Global and Brigham Young University-Idaho, including courses in civil litigation, business law, family law, criminal law, and media law. He previously taught at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Brian is also an accomplished legal writer. He authored Cyberlaw: The Law of the Internet and Information Technology, a textbook published by Pearson, and Stringfellow Acid Pits: The Toxic and Legal Legacy (University of Michigan Press). He has also written other books and articles relating to real estate law, environmental law, privacy law, legal writing, and legal history.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    free 30 minute initial consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court
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Utah
Utah State Bar
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Languages
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Brian Craig
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Faculty
Purdue University Global
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Online Instructor
Brigham Young University-Idaho
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Faculty
Kaplan University
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Purdue University Global acquired Kaplan University in March 2018.
Paralegal Program Chair/Instructor
Globe University/Broadview University
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Attorney
Thomson-Reuters
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Faculty
University of Minnesota Law School
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Law Clerk
Idaho District Court
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judicial law clerk for Idaho District Judge Carl Kerrick
Legislative Aide
California State Legislature
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Education
University of Idaho College of Law
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Brigham Young University
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Awards
Instructor of the Year
Globe University
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 17050
Member
Current
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J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Stringfellow Acid Pits: The Toxic and Legal Legacy
University of Michigan Press
Latter Day Lawyers (foreword by Senator Harry Reid)
Kindle Direct Publishing
Effective Use of the Hyphen, En Dash, and Em Dash in Legal Writing
Federal Lawyer Magazine (offical publication of the Federal Bar Association)
Book Review: Before Lincoln Saved the Union, He Fought to Save a Client from the Gallows
Utah Bar Journal
Why Young Families Need an Estate Plan
Cache Valley Family Magazine
Nine legal tips for Logan landlords, tenants
Herald Journal (Logan, Utah Newspaper)
Cyberlaw: The Law of the Internet and Information Technology
Pearson
Beyond Black’s and Webster’s: The Persuasive Value of Thesauri in Legal Research and Writing
Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing
Construction and Constitutionality of the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act
Real Estate Law Journal
Online Satellite and Aerial Images: Issues and Analysis
North Dakota Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Malware, Cyberattacks, and Cyber Liability Insurance , Continuing legal education course , Logan, Utah
Law Office of Brian Craig, PLLC
Avoiding Sexual Harassment in Online Learning , Purdue University Global General Education Conference
Copyright, Privacy, and Defamation Issues for Nonfiction Authors , Nonfiction Authors Association, Teleseminar
Nonfiction Authors Associatio
Certifications
Certificate of Compliance
ControlScan
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Utah Legal News
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. Is it a bad idea to move out of state before a court hearing for a class B misdemeanor for shoplifting under $500?
A: Consider contacting a Utah criminal defense lawyer. A person convicted of a Class B misdemeanor can face up to six months in jail. Usually, a criminal defendant for a class B misdemeanor needs to make an initial court appearance within 14 days, even it is by video. If the defendant fails to appear, the judge will issue a bench warrant which means that the defendant can be arrested by any law enforcement officer. Most courts are doing video hearings by Webex in Utah with COVID-19. I usually have clients come to my office for court appearances by video. After an initial appearance, the judge may impose certain travel conditions when the defendant is on pretrial release. In some situations, a person could move to another state but may need to come back to Utah for court appearances. There may also be conditions if the person is on probation or parole.
Q. I filed for divorce and paid the fees and just received the receipt in the mail with his signature stating he received
A: After the respondent is served, the respondent then files an answer. Next, the parties will be required to submit disclosures under Rule 26.1, including the financial declaration. The parties can then try to reach a settlement agreement, or stipulation on all issues. If there are children, the parties will also be required to complete the divorce education courses. Once a stipulation is reached and the parties have completed the divorce education courses (if children are involved), proposed findings of fact and proposed divorce decree can be submitted to the court. Divorce actions with children are a lot more complicated. The parties will also need to submit the child support worksheet, income verification for both parties, and a parenting plan. There is also a required 30 day waiting period after the petition is filed before the court can . If the respondent fails to timely file an answer, the petitioner can seek a default judgment. OCAP has a system for persons who are representing themselves in some legal matters, including divorce cases. Many lawyers can also assist with the paperwork for uncontested divorces for a reasonable fee.
Q. Remedy for a frivoulous claim that clouds title
A: Quiet title, slander of title, and wrongful lien against real property are potential causes of action in a situation where an improper lien is placed on real property. Injunctive relief and money damages, along with attorney fees, may be recoverable with improper liens. In slander of title cases, attorney fees may be recovered as special damages if the fees are reasonably necessary to remedy the disparagement of the plaintiff's title. The Utah Supreme Court has held that a claim for slander of title requires proof of four elements: (1) publication of a slanderous statement, (2) the statement must be false, (3) the statement must be made with malice, and (4) the statement must cause special damages to the plaintiff. Neff v. Neff, 2011 UT 6, ¶ 79, 247 P.3d 380, 400–01 (Utah 2011). Disclaimer. This is not considered legal advice. Consider contacting an attorney for your particular situation.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Brian Craig, PLLC
95 W 100 S, Suite 106
95 W 100 S, Suite 106
Logan, UT 84321
Telephone: (435) 760-3101
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed