Craig Weinlein

The Sedona Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Craig is the Executive Director of The Sedona Conference. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Sedona Conference since 2009 and currently serves as the Chairman. Craig has worked with The Sedona Conference since 2000, when he first served on the faculty of the Regular Season Conference on Patent Litigation. Before joining The Sedona Conference full time in 2014, Craig was a partner with the law firm 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. During the course of his career, Craig has tried dozens of cases and argued numerous appeals in federal and state courts. Craig was selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a 2013 Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property. He is also listed as one of the best trademark practitioners in Texas in Who’s Who Legal: Texas for 2007 and 2008 and in the 2012 through 2014 editions of World Trademark Review 1000—The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals where he is described as “a remarkable litigator whose wide-ranging trial experience earns him a distinguished market standing.” 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, and The American Symphony Orchestra League’s Principles of Orchestra Management.