Mr. Craig Dance

Craig has practiced at all levels of the trial and appellate courts in Kentucky for 30 years. He handles cases in both federal and state courts. He has also practiced in Tennessee and Ohio. Craig has many years of experience in handling the defense of injury claims of all types. His focus is on the defense of sophisticated products liability cases, personal injury and trucking accidents and insurance bad faith matters. He has also become active as a third party mediator. Craig routinely practices throughout all areas of the state of Kentucky, as well as the local courts in Fayette County.


A.B., Thomas More College, 1972
J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1977

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky, 1977

Courts Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member Kentucky Bar Association, Member Kentucky Defense Council, Member Defense Research Institute, Member Defense Research Institute Trucking Law Committee, Member
  • USLAW Network Transportation Practice Group, Member
    Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Former Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Former Member Board of Governors, Kentucky Bar Association, Former Member
  • Young Lawyers Section, Kentucky Bar Association, Past President

Achievements in Areas of Concentration

  • Contract Hearing Officer for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, 1984-1988
  • Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Kentucky, 1977-1978
  • Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, 1978-1979
  • Thirty years of trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts in Kentucky

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2007-2011
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2012 in the fields of Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation
  • Martindale Hubbell “AV” Rating
  • Order of the Curia, Salmon P. Chase, Class of 1977

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Member, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Stewardship Council
  • Member, Waterford Homeowners Association

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Various presentations on family law, evidence, expert witnesses, insurance bad faith and trial practice