Craig Coleman is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer motivated to use litigation to make an impact. Representing more than 1500 commercial fishermen in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Craig facilitated the recovery of more than $500 million in damages for the firm’s clients. Craig currently represents the interests of the Bristol Bay commercial salmon fleet in opposing the Pebble Mine. He led a constitutional challenge to Minnesota’s system of felony disenfranchisement, and he litigates to protect the right to vote. He is currently litigating multiple cases to protect access to affordable housing.


Craig has extensive experience in antitrust litigation and has litigated the full range of antitrust claims. He has defended antitrust cases brought by the federal government, business competitors and consumers. Craig represents clients through the merger clearance process, and he provides antitrust counseling to corporations and trade associations.

Plaintiff Recovery

Craig has broad experience representing plaintiffs and has achieved successful recoveries through trial and settlement for diverse clients in antitrust, commercial and environmental cases. His plaintiff clients have ranged from classes of individuals to Fortune 500 companies, and Craig welcomes the challenge of tailoring litigation strategies to achieve success for plaintiffs.

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Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Supreme Court


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Hon. Pamela Rymer, 2001-2002


Stanford Law School
J.D. with distinction, Order of the Coif, Law Review (articles editor) (2001)

University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. (2000)

University of Wisconsin
B.S. (1993)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Public Lands and Natural Resources

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Antitrust Section (Chair)


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Antitrust, 2020-22
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, 2014-19; Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013
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