WMU News

Craig tapped for assistant general counsel position

April 5, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Carrick D. Craig, an attorney specializing in higher education law, has joined the Office of the General Counsel at Western Michigan University as assistant general counsel.

In his new role, Craig will provide legal counsel and assistance to the University administration, faculty and staff in all areas of the law.

Previously, Craig was a shareholder and partner of Green, Green, Adams, Palmer & Craig, an Ann Arbor law firm which specializes in academic, civil rights and employment matters. Primarily representing plaintiffs, he tried numerous cases to conclusion, recently securing a $1.3 million verdict in an employment discrimination case. Craig also served as an associate attorney with three other east Michigan law firms and as a staff attorney with Citizens Insurance Company of America.

Craig earned a bachelor's degree in English from Adrian College and his juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. Several years later, he attended the University of Toledo, where he earned a master of arts degree in English. He has taught English composition at Henry Ford Community College, served as a barrister at the University of Detroit/Mercy School of Law and worked as an instructor and teaching assistant at the University of Toledo.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1986, Craig holds memberships in both the negligence and labor and employment sections of that organization. He also belongs to the American Bar Association and its labor and employment section, and is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu


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