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Craig Friedel is a partner with the firm, where he focuses his practice primarily in trust and estate litigation and administration as well as business litigation. Craig routinely represents heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, and private and professional fiduciaries involving all aspects of trusts and estates litigation including breach of fiduciary duty, lack of mental capacity, undue influence, unjust enrichment, duress, fraud, conversion, quiet title actions, and creditor claims. He has significant experience litigating trust and estate actions which involve complex financial issues, including those related to the allocation of investments, accounting discrepancies, valuation of businesses, improper distributions, sale of assets, estate and income taxes, etc. Craig also represents business owners in all facets of business litigation, succession disputes, and handles real estate issues related to businesses and trust.

Craig graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University. Thereafter, he attended UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law on a full three-year academic scholarship during which time he was an extern for Former Probate Commissioner, Wesley Yamashita. Craig has been repeatedly voted a Nevada Business Legal Elite: Best Up and Coming Attorneys, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and Super Lawyer: Rising Stars.

Craig was born and raised in Las Vegas and is a third generation Nevadan. He graduated as a Valedictorian from Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada.


  • Eighth Judicial District Court, Commissioner Yamashita, Extern


  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Juris Doctorate – 2015
    • Honors: CALI Awards: Legal Writing, Transactional Drafting, and Statutory Interpretation
    • Honors: Dean’s List, 2014-2015
    • Honors: International & Comparative Human Rights Law Practicum in New Delhi, India
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • Bachelor of Science – 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Biology


  • Presenter, Advanced Estate Administration: A Nevada Guide, Nevada Business Institute, December 2022


  • Clark County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of Nevada, Trusts and Estates Section, Rules Committee
  • State Bar of Nevada, Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Real Property, Trust and Estates
  • The Howard D. McKibbin American Inn of Court, Associate
  • Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout)


  • Eighth Judicial District Court Civil Practice “Cheat Sheet,” Communique Magazine – 2021 Update, May 2021
  • Eighth Judicial District Court Civil Practice “Cheat Sheet,” Communique Magazine, May 2017
  • The Mentally Ill Who Kill Go Unreported Still: Exploration of Potential Nevada NICS Reporting Reform, Nevada Law Journal, 2015



  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Business & Commercial Litigation


  • Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch: Litigation – Trusts and Estates (2021–2024)
  • Super Lawyers, Mountain States Rising Stars (2022–2023)
  • Top Rank Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2024)
  • Nevada Business – Legal Elite, Best Up and Coming Attorneys (2018–2020)