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CRAIG KIRKWOOD, American Lawyer, Partner of KIRKWOOD AND NELSON, specializing in the field of General Civil and Trial Practice in all Courts. Insurance, Civil Rights, Banking, Corporate, Employment, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning Law. Criminal Trials and Appeals.


KIRKWOOD, CRAIG was born on September 5, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Colorado State University (Bachelor of Arts, 1971). University of Wyoming (Juris Doctor, 1974). Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha.

Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Advocacy.


United States. Air Force, 1968. Working as a partner of KIRKWOOD, COPENHAVER AND. Admitted to the bar, 1974, Wyoming and United States. District Court, District of Wyoming, 1976, United States.

Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. 1986, Colorado; 1988, United States. Supreme Court.


  • Other Work

    • "Colorado Water Laws, 1876-1976, 1976,” Land Use Planning in Western States, 1971. Instructor, Water Law, Agricultural Law and Environmental Law, Colorado State University, 1974-1975. Diplomate, National Law Institute, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Va., Member, Legal Advisor Section, International Association of Police Chiefs, since 1984.

      Justice of the Peace, 1978-1984.


Wyoming State Bar; American Bar Association. American Judicature Association. [United States. Air Force, 1964-1968].

Insurance, Civil Rights and Trials.