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Craig Greening

Senior Attorney and Owner
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Craig is an entrepreneur and senior attorney at The Greening Law Group. As the visionary leader for The Greening Law Group, Craig is continually finding ways to increase growth and be the most innovative law firm in Texas. This growth and innovation is instrumental in building a team and systems to give our clients an advantage over government prosecution. Craig leads a team of lawyers, paralegals, and marketing experts focused on making The Greening Law Group the most well-known and aggressive litigators in Texas. In the courtroom, Craig is recognized as a ferocious and methodical litigator.

With 20 years of experience, including having previously been a prosecutor, Craig founded The Greening Law Group 10 years ago. His passion for justice and excellence in criminal defense is evident, and he strives to make a positive impact on every person as they struggle through their darkest and most difficult times in life.

Craig grew up in San Antonio Texas, where he attended Judson High School. Following graduation, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. With this degree, Craig previously worked as an engineer in the semiconductor industry. After returning to law school to further his career, Craig decided to instead focus his studies in Criminal Law. In 1999, Craig earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law.

Craig’s long list of accomplishments include:

  • Board Certification in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Super Lawyer 2019-2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017-2020
  • Designated as a Lawyer-Scientist by the American Chemical Society
  • Author of the Fifth Circuit Criminal Handbook, Lexis-Nexis, 2019 and 2020

In his spare time, Craig enjoys golfing, reading, watching sports, and playing blackjack and craps. Having grown up as a child of an Air Force member, his original dream was to become a fighter pilot, which unfortunately became impossible due to him surpassing the maximum height requirement.

Craig’s favorite drink is Vodka Soda!

Recent Testimonials

Hear It From People We Have Helped
  • “Craig and his staff helped me through a tough time in my life, making my experience as smooth as possible.”

    - K.R.
  • “Craig Greening has represented me in several cases and has had ticket after ticket dismissed for me. He has represented me in two separate [sic] state jail felony cases and got me a fine with a misdemeanor conviction.”

    - Former Client
  • “Through solid defense, and skillful litigation, Mr. Greening was able to help me reduce my charges to a lesser offense from an otherwise life-altering detrimental conviction.”

    - M.S.
  • “I was indicted and charged with 2 counts of a second-degree felony, Craig was able to get both charges dropped.”

    - G.R.
  • “He is trustworthy and will get the job done well without cheating you of extra expenses. I highly recommend him.”

    - G.T.

Published Author

Fifth Circuit Criminal Handbook

Craig Greening is the author of the Fifth Circuit Criminal Handbook. This comprehensive and useful handbook is the product of years of careful study and practical application of Fifth Circuit criminal decisions (TX, LA, MS). Covering hundreds of criminal issues, the Fifth Circuit Criminal Handbook gives litigators, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law clerks, and paralegals clear, practical analysis tailored to the needs of a busy criminal law practitioner.

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