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Christopher (“Craig”) Bridwell

Coming from a family of psychologists, Craig most enjoys devising creative solutions that promote clients’ well-being as well as their legal interests throughout the family-law process. He has practiced family law in San Francisco, Alameda, and Santa Clara Superior Courts. He also has worked pro bono on family-law matters through Bay Area Legal Aid and the Justice & Diversity Center (formerly VLSP), and on domestic-violence matters through the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic.

Before devoting his practice full-time to family law, Craig was a litigator in the San Francisco office of Schiff Hardin LLP, where he was named a “Rising Star” in the field of litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all four federal district courts in California, and two of the federal bankruptcy courts in California. Prior to Schiff Hardin, Craig was a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP.

In his spare time, he loves playing with his nephews and supporting the Everton Football Club, in that order.


  • B.A., Psychology, cum laude, Bowdoin College (1996)
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School (2005)


  • Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic, Volunteer Attorney.
  • Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Member.
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, Member.
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013) Litigation.