Craig W. Drummond
2010 – Present, Drummond Law Firm, P.C. Represent individuals in case negotiation and at trial who have been injured by the negligence of a person or entity. Represent individuals at all levels of criminal defense, including domestic violence and DUI cases, in Nevada State and Federal Courts. Represent military members, Veterans, and their families, in military justice matters, military investigations and other matters related to military service.
Admitted to Practice Law:
- Nevada (State and Federal Courts)
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Military Courts, Article 27(b), UCMJ
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Counsel
Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
- Degree Conferred: Juris Doctor
- Competitor, Drake National Mock Trial Team
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
- Degree Conferred: Bachelor of Arts in English. Minors in Business and Military Science
- Top Senior of the Year Award
- Student Body Vice-President
- President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Current Appointed Positions:
- Appointed, Criminal Justice Act Counsel [CJA] – Nevada Southern District Federal Court
- Appointed, Clark County Nevada Indigent Defense Panel – Misdemeanor to Murder Representation
- Appointed by the Clark County Commissioners as a Hearing Officer/Judge for Las Vegas Police Fatality Shootings
Notable Reported Cases:
- Nevada v. Taylor, 132 Nev., Adv. Op. 27 (Apr. 21, 2016) (cert. denied. Jan. 13. 2017) [Appellate Counsel for Nevada Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court]
- Humphries v. New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 129 Nev., Adv. Op. 85 (Nov. 7, 2013). [Trial and Appellate Counsel] [The Humphries case is considered a precedent setting case allowing an injured victim to sue a business directly for having negligent security when they are injured on their premises. Holds that the victim does not have to also sue the intentional tortfeasor, the attacker.]
- United States v. Bradley, 68 M.J. 556 (A.C.C.A. 2009) [Defense counsel at trial] [Precedent setting case of an issue raised at trial regarding the requirement for prosecutors to prove certain elements of drug offenses that are not specifically listed as controlled substances.]
- United States v. Goodwin, 20080463 (A.C.C.A. 2008) [Defense counsel at trial] [Clarifying an issue raised at trial regarding additional sentencing credit that must be applied when a Defendant is incarcerated by a separate jurisdiction for the same offense.]
- Nevada State Bar Association
- Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Nevada Justice Association
- Clark County Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar
- 2005-2009, Captain, U.S. Army JAG Corps, Active Duty. Served in the positions of Trial Counsel representing the United States in military criminal cases, Trial Defense Counsel defending servicemembers charged with crimes and finally as a Brigade Judge Advocate advising senior military leaders on legal cases and legal issues they encountered during their command, including serving as a Federal Ethics Counselor and advising on claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
- 2001-2004, First Lieutenant, Military Police Platoon Leader, Army National Guard. Trained National Guard troops for both homeland and overseas deployment following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
- 2001, Commissioned Officer, U.S. Army Reserves, 4-Year ROTC Scholarship Cadet.
Recipient: Bronze Star Medal for “[E]xceptionally meritorious service and outstanding dedication to duty during combat operations in Iraq.” Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and other medals, citations and awards.