John L. (Lin) McCraw

Owner & CEO

Lin feels blessed that he has the knowledge, ability and resources to help others who have suffered devastating losses through no fault of their own. Perhaps his own childhood — during which he powerlessly watched as he saw people being picked on and experienced bullying himself — sparked this passion to stand up for victims of wrongdoing and to advocate for them. Lin practices law to have an impact: to prevent the powerful from using their power unfairly and to help those most in need.

Lin’s word is his bond. He believes that integrity is the cornerstone of all relationships, and he lives this value when dealing with all the people touched by his practice, including clients, employees, and others he meets through the course of business.

Compassion for fellow human beings suffering through tough times and doing the right thing in the firm and outside of it are the two cornerstones of the my life and of the McCraw Law Group.

A DRIVE TO SUCCEED

Lin has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years. He has high tech training and strong negotiating skills, which have resulted in extremely favorable outcomes for his clients. His primary practice areas include catastrophic personal injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, wrongful death, trucking and commercial carrier injuries, civil prosecution of fraud and other areas of wrongful conduct.

When it comes to reaching his and his clients’ goals, Lin is also absolutely driven to succeed and cannot accept personal failure. When facing opponents in the courtroom, he knows how to relate to these individuals in a way that places him and his clients at the advantage. Lin is a proponent of taking tactical action to achieve strategic goals. He believes the average person severely underutilizes tactical thoughts and behaviors. According to Lin, more intentional living inevitably leads to greater effectiveness and fulfillment.

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AND MENTORING

Lin believes that lawyers have a duty to help inform law makers concerning pending and potential legislation and the effects of proposed laws on client’s cases and public safety. He can be frequently found fighting for fairness and justice not only in the courthouse, but also in the statehouse on behalf of consumers, the injured and those without an effective voice. Lin believes that more mature lawyers have a duty to mentor and train the next generation of lawyers to help their clients well and stay sane and healthy in the process. He frequently lectures on advocacy and mentors young lawyers as he works to make the profession give justice tempered with mercy.

FAITH

Lin operates by the code “Love the Lord with all of your heart, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” His Christian faith informs his strong sense of honesty and integrity. He takes his promises seriously and works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He stakes his professional credibility on whether or not his actions line up with his guarantees, meaning personal and clients alike can be sure he will stand on their behalf for as long as it takes.

CONNECTING WITH CLIENTS

Among Lin’s favorite clients are those most in need of a strong advocate. Widows, children, and undocumented workers possess little power in the eyes of society or the law, but they often carry significant grievances against those who have harmed or taken advantage of them. He seeks to understand his clients’ lives and see things through their eyes. This connection creates credibility; he makes his clients jump out of a cold case file and live and breathe in front of fact finders — juries, judges, adjusters — so they can experience the real human loses presented.

To Lin, each client is more than a case to argue; he or she has a story to tell. He seeks to bring that story to life in the courtroom.

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law 2006 – 2023
  • Licensed to practice in: United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the 5th circuit, United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, United States Immigration Court, all State Courts in Texas.
  • Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers college, and various Regional and graduate seminars within the college.
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas; Sustaining Member and Director of Texas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Collin County Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association – President Elect 2016, President 2017, Immediate Past President 2018; VP-Legislative Affairs, 2015 – Present; VP of Political Affairs, 2011 – 2014; VP of membership, 2008 – 2008; Executive Committee Member, 2006 – 2018; Board of Directors Member, 2006 – Present
  • American Association for Justice member, 1997 – Present

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wrecks Seminar – Cross of the Defendant Driver, 2019
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE – The Business of Law – How to manage your own law firm from A-Z, 2018 & 2019
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wrecks Seminar – Live Voir Dire, 2011
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Crash Course Car Wrecks Seminar Houston – Live Voir Dire, 2011
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education delivered to Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association – Understanding and Complying with Changes in Barratry Enforcement, 2011
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced PI Seminar – Strategic use of the Court’s Charge as a Weapon, 2010
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced PI seminar – Strategic use of the Court’s Charge as a Weapon, 2009
EDUCATION
  • Texas Christian University B.B.A., Accounting, 1989 – cum laude
  • Baylor University J.D., 1991 Phi Delta Phi
AWARDS
  • Super Lawyer, 2010 – 2023
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Plaintiff’s General Personal Injury – 2010-2016
  • Top Texas Verdicts, Verdict Search – 2010
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Excellence – 2008-209

 

 

WE UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE MANY SERIOUS CONCERNS

McCraw Law Group

While it is important for you to learn about our firm and our attorneys’ backgrounds and experience, there is another critical factor you must know. The most important thing to our law firm is that our clients realize they become part of McCraw Law Group family.

Having represented severely injured adults and children for over 20 years, we want our clients and their families to know that we understand just how devastating an injury is on their lives. Not only must they endure and overcome physical and emotional pain, but they must also contend with financial and related future worries.

As our client, we will do all we can to protect you. Know that we are in your corner, ready to answer all of your questions and to ensure you understand your rights, and that you receive the support and assistance you need. We do all we can to help our clients receive qualified medical assistance and other supportive avenues so that they may recover and heal, and their families may regroup and get back on their feet—while we work to restore them to a financially secure and productive life.

John L. (Lin) McCraw N/A John L. (Lin) McCraw

McCraw Law Group

Lin feels blessed that he has the knowledge, ability and resources to help others who have suffered devastating losses through no fault of their own. Perhaps his own childhood — during which he powerlessly watched as he saw people being picked on and experienced bullying himself — sparked this passion to stand up for victims of wrongdoing and to advocate for them. Lin practices law to have an impact: to prevent the powerful from using their power unfairly and to help those most in need.

Lin’s word is his bond. He believes that integrity is the cornerstone of all relationships, and he lives this value when dealing with all the people touched by his practice, including clients, employees, and others he meets through the course of business.

Compassion for fellow human beings suffering through tough times and doing the right thing in the firm and outside of it are the two cornerstones of the my life and of the McCraw Law Group.

A DRIVE TO SUCCEED

Lin has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years. He has high tech training and strong negotiating skills, which have resulted in extremely favorable outcomes for his clients. His primary practice areas include catastrophic personal injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, wrongful death, trucking and commercial carrier injuries, civil prosecution of fraud and other areas of wrongful conduct.

When it comes to reaching his and his clients’ goals, Lin is also absolutely driven to succeed and cannot accept personal failure. When facing opponents in the courtroom, he knows how to relate to these individuals in a way that places him and his clients at the advantage. Lin is a proponent of taking tactical action to achieve strategic goals. He believes the average person severely underutilizes tactical thoughts and behaviors. According to Lin, more intentional living inevitably leads to greater effectiveness and fulfillment.

McCraw Law Group

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