Craig W. Weinlein

The Sedona Conference

Craig is the Executive Director of The Sedona Conference and Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Journal. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Sedona Conference since 2009 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. Craig has worked with The Sedona Conference since 2000, when he served on the faculty of the first Conference on Patent Litigation. He was a member of The Sedona Conference Advisory Board from 2004 to 2013. Before joining The Sedona Conference full time in 2014, Craig was a partner with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP in Dallas, Texas, for 25 years. He served as Chair of his firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group for his last ten years with the firm. His primary area of practice was complex litigation with a concentration in intellectual property cases. When in private practice, Craig tried dozens of cases and argued numerous appeals in federal and state courts. He is counsel of record in 29 reported court decisions.  Craig was selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property. He also was listed as one of the best trademark practitioners in Texas in Who’s Who Legal: Texas and in World Trademark Review 1000—The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.  Craig’s book, The Art of Witness Preparation, is a unique contribution to the literature on complex litigation because it focuses on the witness’s testimony and presentation, instead of the lawyer’s examination and performance. Craig’s publication credits also include articles in The American Journalism Review, The Journal of Arts Management and Law, The American Symphony Orchestra League’s Principles of Orchestra Management, and The Journal of Air Law and Commerce.