John M. Craig

  • Senior Counsel


Haymarket, VA





Represents major utility companies in various bankruptcy cases and proceedings throughout the United States, with issues ranging from obtaining post-petition adequate assurance of payment, preference and/or fraudulent conveyance proceedings, administrative claims, assumption or rejection of contracts, appeals of bankruptcy court decisions to applicable United States District Court, termination of service, theft of service and other bankruptcy-related advice and litigation matters.  Also represents major utility companies in state court litigation matters in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Creditor Representation 90%
  • Business/Commercial 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia, 2005


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Major: Agricultural Economics
  • University of Richmond, Robbins School of Business, Richmond, Virginia
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration - 1991

Classes/ Seminars

  • Speaker on numerous topics at the Fifthteen Through Twenty-Second Annual Utility Bankruptcy Conferences

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Firm of Russell R. Johnson III, PLC, Senior Counsel, 2009 to 2017
  • Law Office of Russell R. Johnson, III, Senior Counsel, 2004 to 2009
  • McAleese & Associates, P.C., Senior Attorney, 2000 to 2004
  • Information Systems and Networks Corporation, Senior In-House Counsel and Director of Contracts, 1998 to 2000
  • Keck, Mahin & Cate, Associate, 1991 to 1997
  • American Newspaper Publishers Association, Labor Relations Researcher/Analyst, 1985 to 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Gainesville District Little League, President, board member, coach, 2003 to 2010
  • Gainesvile Haymarket Baseball League, coach, 2011 to 2016

Fraternities/ Sororities

  • Alpha Zeta
  • Pi Kappa Phi