Craig learned the importance of hard work from a handful of family role models: one grandfather was a plumber, the other was a sheet metal worker. Craig’s father was a policeman, and his mother was a schoolteacher for children with special needs.
After earning a degree in Political Science at Rutgers College, Craig dedicated a year of his life with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a faith based organization serving those in need, and worked with the Law Project of Pennsylvania, helping attorneys provide legal services to marginalized and seriously ill individuals in Pennsylvania.
He then attended Albany Law School and obtained his law degree in 1997. His first job as an attorney was as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Working as an Assistant Prosecutor provided Craig with plenty of courtroom experience, but it didn’t take long for him to learn that he wanted to help people instead of sending them to jail.
So in 2000, he accepted a position with the firm of Lieberman, Ryan, Forrest and Voorhees. His work at the firm centered on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability claims, connecting Craig to his roots and allowing him the opportunity to help workers in his community.