Donald P. Craig

Don concentrates his practice in the area of estate litigation, including will contests, disputes between fiduciaries and beneficiaries, guardianship matters and accountings.

Prior to joining Archer, Don served for 25 years as counsel to the Surrogate of Camden County.  Don reviewed wills for submission to probate in the Camden County Surrogate’s Court.  Don reviewed all probate pleadings filed in the Superior Court in Camden County, including the audit of all fiduciary accountings filed during his 25-year tenure.

Don is a frequent lecturer regarding probate and guardianship practice.  Don has presented lectures to the Camden County Bar Association, the Burlington County Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the New Jersey Title Insurance Producers Association, the Guardians Association of New Jersey and the Surrogate’s Section of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey.  For 15 years Don presented annual seminars regarding estate litigation to newly admitted attorneys on behalf of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Representative Experience

  • Don has been an active litigator for over 35 years.
  • Don has served as counsel to the Borough of Magnolia and the Borough of Magnolia Planning Board.
  • Don served for more than a decade as counsel to the Borough of Oaklyn Planning Board.
  • Don served for 25 years as counsel to the Borough of Lindenwold Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Professional And Community Involvement

Current Professional Organization Membership

  • Camden County Bar Association

Prior Community Board Service

  • Ten year member of the Board of Directors of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Regional School in Berlin, New Jersey

Articles & Presentations

  • The State of the Probate Court, presented to the Camden County Bar Association annually for several years.
  • Fundamentals of Probate Practice, presented to the Burlington County Bar Association.
  • Crossing the Bridge, Probate Practice in New Jersey, presented to the Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Fundamentals of Probate Practice, presented to the New Jersey Title Insurance Producers Association, Mount Laurel, NJ.
  • Guardianship Monitoring, presented to the Guardian’s Association of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Estate Litigation Skills and Methods, presented to newly admitted attorneys on behalf of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education, annually for fifteen years.
  • Developing Trends in Probate Litigation, presented to the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, Surrogates’ Section, Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2012.
  • Hot Trends in Estate Litigation, Estate Litigation Forum, Archer & Greiner Estate Litigation Group, Tavistock, NJ April, 2013.
  • Developing Trends in Probate Litigation, presented to the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, Surrogates’ Section, Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2013.
  • Fundamentals of NJ Probate Practice, Rutgers University School of Law, Rutgers Institution For Professional Education, Camden, November, 2013.
  • Accountings Across the Counties, Estate Litigation Forum, Archer & Greiner Estate Litigation Group, Tavistock, NJ April, 2014.
  • Accountings Across the Counties, presented on behalf of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September, 2014.
  • Developing Trends in Probate Litigation, presented to the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, Surrogates’ Section, Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2014.
  • Fundamentals of NJ Estate Planning, Rutgers University School of Law, Rutgers Institution For Professional Education, Camden, October 8, 2014.
  • Fundamentals of NJ Probate Practice, Rutgers University School of Law, Rutgers Institution For Professional Education, Camden, April, 2015.
  • Hot Trends in Estate Litigation, Estate Litigation Forum, Archer & Greiner Estate Litigation Group, Tavistock, NJ April, 2015.
  • Attorney and Fiduciary Compensation in New Jersey: An Overview of Relevant Authority, Estate Litigation Forum, Archer & Greiner Estate Litigation Group, Tavistock, NJ April, 2015.
  • Developing Trends in Probate Litigation, presented to the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, Surrogates’ Section, Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2015.
  • Fundamentals of NJ Probate Practice, Rutgers University School of Law, Rutgers Institution For Professional Education, Camden, October, 2015.
  • Virtual Representation, Charitable Interests and Related Issues Under the Uniform Trust Code, Estate Litigation Forum, Archer & Greiner Estate Litigation Group, Tavistock, NJ April, 2016.
  • Developing Trends in Probate Litigation, presented to the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, Surrogates’ Section, Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2016.
  • The Application of Judicial Discretion in the Surrogates’ Courts, presented to the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, Surrogates’ Section, Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2016.
  • Fundamentals of NJ Probate Practice, Rutgers University School of Law, Rutgers Institution For Professional Education, Camden, November, 2016.
  • The New Guardianship Rules, Estate Litigation Forum, Archer & Greiner Estate Litigation Group, Tavistock, NJ, May, 2017
  • Developing Trends in Probate Litigation, Presented to the Constitutional Officers Association of NJ, Surrogates’ Section, Atlantic City, NJ, September, 2017
  • Fundamentals of NJ Probate Practice, Rutgers University School of Law, Rutgers Institute For Professional Education, Camden, NJ, November, 2017

 

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