Craig Stocker

Partner / Houston

P: 713.588.0446 X. 424

F: 713.574.2942

Craig Stocker approaches each of his cases with razor-sharp focus and individuality. His style is to outline a solution that ensures a positive outcome for his clients and then deliver on it. Craig’s success in personal injury litigation, namely the defense of maritime personal injury claims and insurance coverage disputes, is built upon looking past the obvious surface issues and delving into the deeper, more complex elements of his cases. He is about delivering wins in a cost-effective manner.

Craig shines in defending liability claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Defense Base Act, Jones Act and general maritime law. Additionally, Craig handles an active docket of first- and third-party auto liability claims.

Craig is a current member of the Houston Mariners’ Club and a former member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He has been selected numerous years in a row to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, which recognizes fewer than 2.5% of attorneys in the state of Texas. When asked about the reasons for his outstanding performance, Craig references his love of the ocean, which goes back to childhood and his father-son tradition of annual fishing expeditions to the Florida Keys.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Defense Base Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Commercial Litigation

Education

  • B.S., James Madison University
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Specialist in Department of Labor procedures and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims

Honors and Distinctions

  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Published Works

  • The Business of Gas Pipeline Condemnation: A Multistate Analysis. 13 Hous. Bus. & Tax L. J. 2. (2014)
  • Proposed Wyoming Title Standards, Part I of III. 13 Wyo. L. Rev. 2 (2013)
  • Emerging Centrifugal Technology in Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Waste Management: A US-France-China Selected Environmental Comparative Analysis. 34 Hous. J. Int’l L. 3 (2012)

Speeches and Presentations

  • Social Media: Ethics, CEU Institute & Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association (August 23, 2016)
  • Law Updates: Social Media, CEU Institute & Trident Public Risk Solutions (March 22, 2016)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Cases in WC, CEU Institute & JI Companies (February 11, 2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Houston Mariners Club
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (inactive)