Blair Craig

After representing insurance companies for over thirty years, in February, 2012, Blair joined his son Brian at the law firm of Wood Craig & Avery to represent those seriously injured from the negligence of others. Blair has tried over 250 automobile accident cases to verdict and handled thousands of other cases through litigation. During his tenure as a preeminent defense attorney, Blair worked for one of the top insurance defense firms in Atlanta which bore his name and which he co-founded. Even though his former firm was considered an insurance defense firm, Blair handled select plaintiff’s cases throughout his career. In doing so, Blair has a perspective that few attorneys obtain: significant experience on both the plaintiff and defense side. That perspective now allows Blair to apply his know-how to cases involving seriously injured persons through settlement, at trial, or even on appeal.


Blair has for many years held the highest possible rating, “AV,” allowed by Martindale Hubbell which rates attorneys both on their legal skill and integrity-ethics. Due to excellent verdict and settlement results in the area of personal injury, Blair’s peers have recognized and named him a Georgia Super Lawyer signifying that he is one of the top 5% of lawyers in the state of Georgia. SuperLawyers are determined through a rigorous, multiphase process involving peer nominations and evaluations, third party research and evaluation based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. In addition to his selection into the Georgia SuperLawyers, Blair is also a member of both the MillionDollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the more select memberships in the country with rigorous verification prior to membership.


Below is a listing of the numerous appellate cases Blair has handled in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia:


Dziwura v. Broda 297 Ga. App. 1 (2009)
Dziwura v. Broda 307 Ga. App. 527 (2011)
Dunn-Craft v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. 314 Ga. App. 620 (2012)
Marks v. Flowers Crossing 333 Ga. App. 476 (2015)
Conoly v. Payne 265 Ga. App. 287 (2004)
Brown v. Meyer 222 Ga. App. 133 (1996)
Neely v. Jones 271 Ga. App. 487 (2005)
Walter v. Mitchell 384 Ga. App. 668 (2008)
Russaw v. Burden 272 Ga. App. 632 (2005)
TranSouth v. Rooks 269 Ga. App. 321 (2004)
Patterson v. Lopez 279 Ga. App. 840 (2006)
HD Supply v. Granger 299 Ga App. (2009)
Sweeney v. Lowe 325 Sup. Ct. 883 (2014)
Fraker v. CW Matthews 272 Ga. App. 807 (2005)
Teems v. Bates 300 Ga. App. 78 (2009)
Employers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Carter 145 Ga. App. 860 (1978)
Rustin v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. 254 Ga. App. 494 (1985)
Jones v. McCoy 197 Ga. App. 430 (1990)
Sams v. Champion 184 Ga. App. 444 (1987)
Brooks v. Fricke 199 Ga. App. 535 (1991)
Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Johnson 183 Ga. App. 38 (1987)
Donohue v. Monroe 147 Ga. App. 835 (1978)
City of Atlanta v. State Farm Fire 156 Ga. App. 344 (1980)
City of Atlanta v. State Farm Fire 160 Ga. App. 822 (1982)
Lamb v. KM Ins. Co. 208 Ga. App. 746 (1993)
Garner v. Salter 168 Ga. App. 520 (1983)
Salter v. Roan 161 Ga. App. 227 (1982)
Coker v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. 193 Ga. App. 423 (1989)
Lofton v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. 192 Ga. App. 154 (1989)
Bonds v. John Wieland Homes 177 Ga. App. 254 (1985)
Holt v. Grinnell 212 Ga. App. 520 (1994)
Roth v. Wu 199 Ga. App. 665 (1991)
Groover v. Dickey 173 Ga. App. 73 (1984)
State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. v. Herrick 166 Ga. App. 90 (1983)
Franchell v. Clark 241 Ga. App. 128 (1998)
Johnson v. Bryant 178 Ga. App. 327 (1986)
Pope v. Presley 204 Ga. App. 115 (1992)
Gateway Leasing v. Heath 168 Ga. App. 858 (1983)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia 1976


  • University of Georgia Class of 1974
  • University of Georgia School of Law 1976