Craig Courville

Craig Courville

Shareholder
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-961-4389
800-787-9579
Fax:
512-476-5382
Email:

Craig Courville has extensive litigation experience in Construction Law and Civil Litigation, generally. Craig was first selected as a Thompson Reuters Super Lawyer in 2016, then selected again in 2017, 2018 & 2019 as on of the top rated Construction Litigation attorneys in Austin, TX. Craig was also included in the 2006 Texas Super Lawyer® magazine's Rising Star Edition. Craig also holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating through Martindale Hubbell, and received a "Superb" rating from his peers on Avvo.

Craig joined Wright & Greenhill, P.C., in 1998 and became a shareholder in January of 2007. His practice primarily involves the representation of individuals, businesses, corporations and employers in state and federal courts across Texas. In addition to his experience contractors, subcontractors and property owners, Craig also has significant experience handling personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, commercial disputes, breach of contract, and employment disputes.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1998

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Death & Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury
  • Employment Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Law Review: The Review of Litigation, Associate Editor, 1997 - 1998
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors

Representative Cases

  • Won jury verdicts and summary judgments on behalf of individuals and business clients in state and federal courts across the State of Texas
  • Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of a general contractor in a construction defect lawsuit brought by a school district alleging $10,000,000+ in damages for repeated and pervasive water intrusion issues caused by a combination of design and construction defects
  • -Successfully defended national design-builder in lawsuit brought by a hospital system alleging $25,000,000+ in repair costs and consequential damages following renovation and extension of regional hospital
  • Helped homeowners, in disputes with contractors who refused to complete projects and threatened to lien properties, which allowed them to complete their renovation
  • Successfully won summary removal of invalid liens from commercial properties on behalf of owners and general contractors
  • Assisted a national general contractor wrongfully terminated from a hotel renovation project recover the value of the work performed and protect its rights under their contract
  • Assisted many employers investigate fatal on the job accidents and represented them in the OSHA investigations and lawsuits that followed
  • Represented clients in trademark, trade dress, copyright, and Lanham Act disputes and lawsuits
  • Won appeals before the appellate state and federal appellate courts court to successfully defend favorable verdicts and judgments obtained at the trial court
  • Provided general counsel services for small businesses and charities across Central Texas including reviewing contracts

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer® magazine's Rising Star Edition (a Thomson Reuters publication), 2006 - Present
  • Texas Super Lawyer® magazine (a ThomsonReuters publication), 2016 - 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas Construction and Litigation Sections
  • Austin Bar Construction Section, Treasurer, 2013 - 2014
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Construction Section, Treasuer, 2013. Vice Chair 2014. Chair 2015