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Frank S. Craig, III
Frank S. Craig, III

Frank S. Craig, III

Partner - Baton Rouge

Frank Craig, a partner in the Baton Rouge office, practices in the areas of environmental law and litigation, eminent domain and insurance coverage litigation. His experience includes CERCLA-Superfund, hazardous waste, air emissions and water discharge matters, permitting of solid waste facilities including municipal landfills, wetlands permitting, mitigation banks and toxic tort defense. He was a trial attorney with the Land and Natural Resources Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Senior Research Associate for Sea Grant Legal Program at Louisiana State University Law School and counsel to the Louisiana Coastal Management Program. He represents clients with both federal and state environmental agencies and is involved in extensive litigation in federal and state courts.  He is a frequent speaker and author on environmental and related topics.

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1975 (Law Review, Order of the Coif)

Louisiana State University, B.A., 1971 (Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society)

Admissions

Louisiana; 1975

District of Columbia; 1978

Texas; 1992

U.S. Supreme Court; 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 1980

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2004

Federal District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; 1979

Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; 1980

Federal District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; 1980

Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas; 1993

Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas; 1993

Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; 1993

Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas; 1996

Experience

Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, LA; August 1996 - present

Shareholder, Leonard Hurt & Parvin, Austin, TX; October 1994 - August 1996

Partner, Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P., Dallas, TX; January 1992 - October 1994

Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, LA; February, 1980 - December 1991

Legal Consultant, Coastal Resources Program, Department of Transportation and Development; Baton Rouge, LA; 1978 - January, 1980

Special Assistant to U. S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Louisiana; 1978 - 1981

Senior Research Associate, Louisiana State University Sea Grant Legal Program; Baton Rouge, LA; 1977 - 1978

Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Land & Natural Resources Division; Washington, D.C.; 1975 - 1977

Professional Associations

Louisiana Law Institute, Expropriations Committee

Louisiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member-Executive Council, 1981-1987, 1990-1992

District of Columbia Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the areas of Environmental, Class Action/Mass Torts, Environmental Litigation

Publications

  • Used Oil and the Used Oil Management System, Chapter 11, Louisiana Environmental Handbook,Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, State Practice Library; 2000
  • Coastal Zone Planning - Legal Element, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; 1978
  • Louisiana Coastal Law, Sea Grant Legal Program, Managing Editor, 1973-1975, Editor; 1977-1978
  • Land and Natural Resources Division Journal, U.S. Department of Justice, Features Editor; 1976-1977
  • Some Legal Aspects of Catfish and Crawfish Farming in Louisiana, Sea Grant Legal Program, 1974. Republished by the Louisiana Agricultural Extension Service, 1976
  • Limitations on Agreements and Practices, 34 Louisiana Law Review 609-624, 1974
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Presentations

  • Property Taking Through Expropriations in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans, LA, November 2, 2012
  • Expropriations from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, New Orleans, LA, November 15, 2011
  • Property Taking Through Eminent Domain in Louisiana - Introduction to Property Takings Through Eminent Domain & Effectively Navigating an Eminent Domain Action, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, August 10, 2009
  • Property Taking Through Expropriations in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans, LA, November 2, 2008
  • Land Use and Planning Process; Environmental Issues In Property Development, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, June 9, 2008
  • Solid Waste Regulatory Update, Louisiana State University Law School, CLE, Baton Rouge, LA, April 17, 2008
  • Land Use and Planning Process, Environmental Issues In Property Development, National Business Institute, New Orleans, LA, June 22, 2007
  • Environmental Risk Analysis, Farmers & Merchants Bank, In House Training, Breaux Bridge, LA, October 7, 2003
  • Environmental Risk Analysis, Business Bank Of Baton Rouge, In House Training, Baton Rouge, LA, August 7, 2003
  • Spring Technical Conference; Expert Witness Selection for Environmental Litigation, Louisiana Water Environment Association, Gonzales, LA, April 18, 2002
  • Wetlands Issues in Louisiana, Program Chairman, Environmental Law Round Table, Baton Rouge, LA, May 21, 2001
  • Overview of LDEQ’s Regulatory Initiatives in 2001 and Beyond; I.T. Questions/Permit Process, Turner Environmental, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, March 8, 2001
  • Fundamentals of Louisiana Environmental Law Compliance; Working With Enforcement Policies, Government Institutes, New Orleans, LA, December 8, 2000
  • Environmental Risk Analysis for the Louisiana Banking Industry, Bank One; In House Training, Phoenix, AZ, January 10, 2000
  • Louisiana Environmental Regulation, New Directions; Enforcement and Compliance, The Cambridge Institute, New Orleans, LA, October 9, 1998
  • Legal Pitfalls for The Environmental Engineer; Environmental Audits, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New Orleans, LA, March 10, 1998
  • Louisiana Environmental Regulation, New Directions; Enforcement and Compliance, The Cambridge Institute, New Orleans, LA, October 9, 1998
  • Legal Pitfalls for The Environmental Engineer; Environmental Audits, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New Orleans, LA, March 10, 1998
  • Louisiana Environmental Compliance, 1997 Update; Regulation of Underground Storage Tanks, The Cambridge Institute, New Orleans, LA, September 19, 1997
  • Acquiring and Operating Oil Field Properties, Site Clearance Obligations: and Ethics, CLE International, New Orleans, LA, April 21-22, 1994
  • Counsel in Mock Trial with Jury Deliberations, Fifth Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, Austin, TX, August 5-6, 1993
  • Environmental Regulation Course, The Clean Water Act, Executive Enterprises, New Orleans, LA, May 19-21, 1993
  • Legal Issues Regarding Indoor Air Quality American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning, Engineers, Inc, Dallas Chapter, Dallas, TX, May 11, 1993
  • Environmental Law & Litigation in Real Estate Transactions, Environmental Insurance Claims, SMU School of Law, Dallas, TX, November 12-13, 1992
  • Environmental Regulation Course, The Clean Water Act, Executive Enterprises, New Orleans, LA, October 19-21, 1992
  • Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Litigation and Settlement Briefing, When PRP’s Perform Cleanups and Seek Reimbursement, CLE International, Dallas, TX, October 1, 1992
  • Texas Environmental Regulation, Co-Chair and Speaker, Institute of Business Law, Dallas, TX, September 22-23, 1992
  • Environmental Update for CPA’s, Price Waterhouse, Dallas, TX, April 28, 1992
  • Texas Wetlands, Civil Penalties and Criminal Enforcement, CLE International, Houston, TX, April 2-3, 1992
  • Storm Water Regulations, Government Institutes, New Orleans, LA, January 30, 1992
  • Legal Theories of Environmental Law, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Environmental Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, LA, November 5, 1991
  • Hazardous Waste in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA, October 15, 1991
  • Environmental Law Section Seminar, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, LA, October 4, 1991
  • Executive Enterprises; Gulf Coast Wetlands Conference, Chairman, New Orleans, LA, June 11-12, 1991
  • Avoiding Environmental Liability in Louisiana,, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, May 21, 1991, and Lafayette, LA, May 31, 1991
  • Forming the Small Business: Critical Issues Outside the Corporation Statute, Environmental Risks for the Small Business, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, May 3, 1991
  • Air & Waste Management Association and American Bar Association; Implementing the 1990 Clean Air Act, EPA Speaks, Local Panel Member in conjunction with national live satellite broadcast, Baton Rouge, LA, February 21, 1991.
  • Wetlands and Coastal Resource Issues in Louisiana, Developing Wetlands, Values and Mitigation, CLE International, New Orleans, LA, December, 1990
  • Environmental Issues for the 1990's, Environmental Remedies and Damages,, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, October, 1990
  • Avoiding Environmental Liability in Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, April, 1990
  • Louisiana Agents Seminar, Environmental Issues Affecting the Conveyance of Property, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA, April, 1990
  • Law and the Environment, Ethical Considerations of Multiple Representation in Environmental Settings, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, LA, March, 1990
  • Hazardous Waste in Real Estate Transactions, CLE International, New Orleans, LA, February, 1990
  • Annual Health Law Symposium, Environmental Regulations Affecting Health Care Facilities, Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys, New Orleans, LA, November, 1989
  • Hazardous Waste in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA, August, 1989
  • Lender Liability in Louisiana, Environmental Liability, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA, June, 1989
  • Waste Management Practices Update, Speaker, Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys, n\, November 1988
  • Hazardous Waste in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans, LA, September, 1988
  • RCRA and Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act (SARA) Seminar, Key Issues and Concerns, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Baton Rouge, LA, August, 1988
  • Hazardous Materials: The Compliance Dilemma for Hospitals, Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys, New Orleans, LA, March, 1988
  • Biennial Estuarine Research Conference; Scientific Information Needs of Environmental Lawyers, Estuarine Research Federation, New Orleans, LA, October, 1987
  • Waste Management Concerns for Health Care Providers, Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys, New Orleans, LA, December 1986
  • A Practical Course in Environmental Enforcement; Defending Against Citizen Suits; Program Chairman, Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge, LA, February 1986
  • Developments in Environmental Law: Defending against Citizen Suits under the Clean Water Act and Landowner Suits Against Oil Companies for Destruction of Wetlands, Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, TX, February 1986, published in Proceedings of the Southwestern Legal Foundation Thirty-Seventh Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law Taxation, Matthew-Bender & Co., Inc., New York, N.Y., 1986
  • Seminar on Environmental Law and Compliance, Professional Seminar Associates, Washington, D.C., February, 1985
  • The Louisiana Experience (revised July, 1981), Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Round Table, Coastal Zone Management, Cambridge, Mass, May, 1980
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Hazardous Waste Management Seminar, Legal Overview; Generator & Disposer Requirements & Liabilities, Baton Rouge, LA, August, 1980.Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Annual Meeting, Current Coastal Zone Management Issues, New Orleans, LA, October, 1979.
  • Academy Forum of the National Academy of Sciences, LSU Center for Wetland Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, June, 1979
  • The Determination of the Landward Boundary of the Coastal Zone -The Louisiana Experience, American Geologist Society, New Orleans, LA,, April, 1978
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