Craig W. Kidwell

Kidwell & Gallagher
Kidwell & Gallagher
790 Commercial St, Elko, NV 89801 United States

Craig W. Kidwell is the managing partner of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. Mr. Kidwell has been practicing workers’ compensation law in Nevada since 1999 and has acted as lead counsel on over 2,000 contested workers’ compensation claims.

With more than 21 years of experience in complex litigation cases in Nevada, Mr. Kidwell represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative workers’ compensation system and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court. 

In 2014, Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) recognized Mr. Kidwell as on of the Nations Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorneys.  

In 2018, the State Bar of Nevada selected Mr. Kidwell as one of the five co-founding board members to serve on the State Bar of Nevada Board of Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee. In the same year, the 5-member Committee elected Mr. Kidwell as Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee.  

Mr. Kidwell has lobbied and testified before the Nevada Legislature on behalf of the Nevada Justice Association on important issues related to Nevada’s workers’ compensation system.

Mr. Kidwell was born and raised in Elko, Nevada. After graduating from Elko High School, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, then obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Craig was admitted to the Nevada state bar in 1998 and is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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