MARQUIS AURBACH CHTD. – 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

We are excited to celebrate MAC’s 50th anniversary in business and in serving our clients! After decades of dedicated service, our colleague and friend, Terry Coffing, has decided to start a new chapter in his life. As a result, we are pleased to announce our new name – Marquis Aurbach Chtd. We are proud of the accomplishments that our firm has achieved over the past 50 years and we are excited for many more to come. We look forward to continuing to provide the highest levels of commitment, professionalism, and success that our clients have come to expect from one of Nevada’s oldest and most respected law firms.

Marquis Aurbach

Understanding Your Needs.
Exceeding Your Expectations.

Marquis Aurbach

Understanding Your Needs.
Exceeding Your Expectations.

Craig R. Anderson

  • Shareholder
  • Vice President
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Contact

Phone:

Fax:

(702) 382-5816

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Appellate
  • Personal Injury/Insurance Defense
Contact
Phone:
Fax:
(702) 382-5816
Craig Anderson is a shareholder at Marquis Aurbach and is co-chair of the firm’s litigation department.  His practice focuses on civil rights defense and serious personal injury claims including wrongful death and premises liability.  Mr. Anderson has extensive trial experience having tried more than 30 jury trials in both federal and state court.  He has obtained defense verdicts in cases involving police shootings, wrongful deaths, and medical malpractice.  Mr. Anderson has also resolved many cases in his client’s favor through motion practice, having obtained summary judgment for his clients in over 50 cases.  Finally, Mr. Anderson has argued over 15 appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has argued in front of the Nevada Supreme Court.
 
Mr. Anderson was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1999 and joined Marquis Aurbach in 2001.  In his spare time, Mr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife, Lanta, and their children. His other interests include working out.
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Appellate
  • Personal Injury/Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Nevada
Education
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • Juris Doctorate - 1999
  • Southern Utah University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1994
    • Major: History
  • Utah State University
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 1996

Honors

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© list 2023 (Personal Injury Litigation/Defendants)
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Legal Elite – Nevada Business Magazine, 2017
  • MYVEGAS Magazine Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas, 2015
  • Desert Companion Top Lawyer (Civil Rights), 2014
  • 5-Star Uber passenger

Representative Cases

  • Miller v. Nye County, 488 F.Supp.3d 973 (D. Nev. 2020), aff’d Miller v. County of Nye, 2022 WL 16570782 (9th Cir. 2022)
  • Ballentine v. Tucker, 28 F.4th 54 (9th Cir. 2022)
  • Scafidi v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 966 F.3d 960 (9th Cir. 2020)
  • Paulos v. FCH1, LLC, 136 Nev. 18, 456 P.3d 589 (2020)
  • Ballentine v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 480 F.Supp.3d 1110 (D. Nev. 2020)
  • Hunt v. City of Boulder City, 799 Fed.Appx. 533 (9th Cir. 2020)
  • Lawrence v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 451 F.Supp.3d 1154 (D. Nev. 2020)
  • Farmer v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 423 F.Supp.3d 1008 (9th Cir. 2019)
  • Stubbs v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 792 Fed.Appx. 441 (9th Cir. 2019)
  • Mason v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 754 Fed.Appx. 559 (9th Cir. 2019)
  • Tuuamalemalo v. Greene, 946 F.3d 471 (9th Cir. 2019)
  • Beckman v. Match.com, LLC, 743 Fed.Appx. 142 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • Solis-Diaz v. Tompkins, 740 Fed.Appx. 590 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • Weddle v. Nutzman, 725 Fed.Appx. 596 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • Jones v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 873 F.3d 1123 (9th Cir. 2017)
  • Zelaya v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 682 Fed.Appx. 565 (9th Cir. 2017)
  • Patino v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 207 F.Supp.3d 1158 (D.Nev. 2016), aff’d 706 Fed.Appx. 427 (9th Cir. 2017)
  • Paulos v. FCH1, LLC, 2015 WL 1119972 (D. Nev. 2015), aff’d 685 Fed.Appx. 581 (9th Cir. 2017)
  • Olsen v. City of Henderson, 648 Fed.Appx. 628 (9th Cir. 2016)
  • Hartrim v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 603 Fed.Appx. 588 (9th Cir. 2015)
  • Sandoval v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t, 756 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 2014)
  • Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep’t v. Yeghizarian, 129 Nev. 760, 312 P.3d 503 (2013)
  • Tsao v. Desert Palace, Inc., 698 F.3d 1128 (9th Cir. 2012)