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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
13 Questions Answered

Q. Would I be able to move out of state with my daughter?
A: Utah Code section 30-3-37 governs relocation if the controlling decree does not address relocation. At least 60 days before the planned move, the parent who plans to move more than 150 miles from the other parent must send the other parent a Notice of Relocation that tells the other parent about the upcoming move, how they propose parent time will work, and that they promise not to interfere with the other parent's parent time. If the parents have joint physical custody, meaning the children stay at least 111 nights a year in the home of each parent, then a parent who wants to relocate must file a Petition to Modify Custody in addition to sending a Notice of Relocation. See Ross v. Ross, 2019 UT App 104 (Utah Ct. App. 2019). Consider having a family law attorney review your divorce decree to determine if you need just a Notice of Relocation or need to file a petition with the court.
Q. If i file for visitation, do my children get a say in the matter?
A: This is left to the discretion of the trial judge. Utah Code § 30–3–10(2)(p) indicates that one relevant factor in the best interest of the child includes “the stated wishes and concerns of the child, taking into consideration the child's cognitive ability and emotional maturity.” A child’s preference may be considered, but the child’s preference is not controlling. The judge is not required to consider the child's wishes. The language in the statute states the court "may consider . . . the . . . wishes . . . of the child." Ultimately, the best interest of the child governs.
Q. How do you start visitation with your children when you're in Utah and your ex is in another state?
A: I suggest contacting a family law attorney. Jurisdictional issues involving different states can be complicated in child custody disputes. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) defines the term as the state in which the child lived with a parent for at least six consecutive months immediately before the commencement of the custody proceeding as the "home state" of the child. There are a lot of questions to consider, including any existing child custody orders, whether the parents were married, the name on the birth certificate, questions involving paternity, jurisdiction, venue, and others. This is for information purposes only and not considered legal advice.
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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