Craig R. Haughton


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  • University of Baltimore School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Business Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review, 2006
  • University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, BS, Management Science and Statistics, 2003
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

Member; Co-Chair, Negligence and Insurance Subcommittee, 2010-2015, Maryland Defense Counsel

Member, Young Leaders Committee, Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Metro Chapter, 2009-2015

Member; Young Lawyer Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2006-present

Fellow, MSBA Leadership Academy Fellowship, 2011-2012

Pro Bono Attorney, Project Salute, June 2008-June 2013

Craig practices in the area of business and securities with an emphasis on complex civil, financial services, and class action litigation.  Craig has represented various Fortune 100 and 500 financial institutions, consumer lenders, and other business entities in federal and state courts and arbitrations, at both the trial and appellate levels.  His experience includes class action lawsuits, financial services litigation and regulatory matters, fiduciary matters, contract disputes, business torts, representation of governmental and private organizations in land use and zoning litigation, and government procurement and construction disputes. 

Prior to McGuireWoods LLP, Craig was a law clerk to the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. of the Maryland Court of Appeals from 2006 to 2007.  Craig received his law degree at the University of Baltimore, summa cum laude, and was a member of the Heiusler Honor Society.  He was the business editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review.

Craig was named to Super Lawyers’ “Maryland Rising Stars” for General Litigation in 2013, and for Business Litigation in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Representation of banking and lending institutions in various litigation and regulatory matters, ranging from allegations of fraud and violations of consumer protection statutes, foreclosure and receivership proceedings, and land use disputes pertaining to bank branch construction.

Representation of financial institutions and businesses in various commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and bankruptcy disputes.

Nationwide representation of a national bank’s wealth management subsidiary in fiduciary litigation and pre-litigation resolution matters.

Represented a telecommunications company before the Maryland Court of Appeals, in a reported opinion, concerning a multi-million dollar sales and use tax imposed by the State of Maryland for charges made by out-of-state vendors to Maryland consumers of “900” number information services.

Represented Fortune 100 subcontractor in offensive litigation against prime contractor for improper termination of subcontract agreement arising out of public procurement in Maryland.

Served as part of appellate team that successfully represented multinational oil and gas company in its appeals of more than $1.5 billion in verdicts rendered by juries in two cases stemming from an underground gasoline leak.

Represented subcontractor in various aspects of a dispute with a general contractor, land owner, and materials suppliers pertaining to a major construction project in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Represents contractors, subcontractors, property owners, and materials suppliers in various land use and both public and private contract disputes pertaining to construction projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Representation of governmental entities in proceedings related to land use and zoning issues.

Named to "Maryland Rising Stars," General Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013, 2014

Named to "Maryland Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2016