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Craig W. Kidwell, Esq.

Craig W. Kidwell, Esq.

Craig W. Kidwell is the managing attorney of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. With more than 16 years of experience in complex litigation cases in Nevada, Craig 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 worker’s compensation system, and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court.

Craig is recognized by his peers for his experience and knowledge in representing injured workers in Nevada, and is a regularly invited speaker at workers compensation education classes in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.

Craig is proud of his career in helping Nevada’s injured workers. Craig’s clients are regularly referred to him from previous satisfied clients, but also from fellow attorneys in Nevada as well as doctors and medical providers who treat injured workers and know of the quality legal work Craig provides for his clients.

Craig 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. After graduating, Craig returned to Nevada and practiced in the areas of corporate law and general civil litigation. In 2001, Craig began representing injured workers and soon thereafter decided to focus his practice exclusively to Workers’ Compensation law.

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. Craig is also a proud member of the Nevada Justice Association and the Worker’s Injury Law & Advocacy Group.
Barbara Gallagher Esq.

Barbara Gallagher Esq.

A graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno (B.A. Journalism 1988), and Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D. 1991, with honors), Barbara W. Gallagher is admitted to practice law in both Nevada and California. Ms. Gallagher began her legal career in San Francisco at Furth, Fahrner & Mason where she practiced primarily in the area of business law and complex business litigation. Ms. Gallagher represented the Kellogg Corporation in several international disputes as well as many other corporations and small business litigants. Ms. Gallagher formerly represented famed San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli, known as “The King of Torts”, in a dispute with his law partners where she came to know “Mel” as a personal friend and mentor.

Ms. Gallagher came to Nevada in 1994, returning to her roots, and began practicing law with former Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Thomas Stringfield at the Stringfield Law Offices in Elko. At the Stringfield Offices, she practiced in business law, family law, criminal law and personal injury. Ms. Gallagher has represented numerous litigants in both State and Federal Court, including before the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada.

Ms. Gallagher is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Nevada Justice Association, and his been “Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards” by her peers as monitored by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Gallagher was also nominated by The Legal Network in 2013 as one of the “Top Lawyers in Nevada”. Ms. Gallagher is a past President of the Elko County Bar Association and was the first woman admitted in Elko as a member of Elko’s Rotary Club International. She donates a considerable amount of time representing the under-served so that they may have access to justice. She is an experienced and zealous advocate for all of her clients and particularly enjoys representing those who are injured who would not otherwise have representation.

In 2008, Ms. Gallagher formed her own law office, where she continued to practice in personal injury, criminal law and family law. Ms. Gallagher joined Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., in 2010.
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