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Craig W. West

Craig W. West



1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9784
F: 866.347.3143

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Mr. West’s active trial practice emphasizes trial of lawsuits involving tort defense and professional malpractice. Mr. West is lead trial lawyer in most matters and is well known in the trial community as an attorney willing to go to trial. Mr. West has tried over 120 jury trials to verdict. He has also successfully concluded matters pursuant to mediation or binding arbitration. Mr. West is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Kansas Bar Foundation. Mr. West enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© and the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list, and Benchmark Litigation has named Mr. West a “Future Star.” In 2016 he was named by Best Lawyers® the Wichita Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” His peer memberships include the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel.


  • Washburn University (J.D., 1987)
    magna cum laude, Editor - Washburn Law Journal
  • Kansas State University (B.S., 1984)


  • Kansas (1987)
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Wichita Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation and Insurance Law, 2003-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List, 2008-2018 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Named by Benchmark Litigation-Future Star, 2013-2019
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court