Craig W. Hoster has tried numerous complex commercial litigation cases and has extensive litigation experience in the areas of labor and employment, business torts, real estate, oil and gas, trusts, complex business breaches of contract, condemnation, trucking accidents and church law.
Craig received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1971. He continued his education at the University of Oklahoma College of Law earning his Juris Doctor in 1973. While in law school, he served as Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review and was selected as a member of the Order of the Coif.
Craig is a Master Emeritus of the Hudson-Hall-Wheaton Chapter of American Inns of Court. In 2001, the Inn awarded him the Thomas R. Brett Award for excellence in legal ability, professionalism, civility, character and service.
Craig chaired the State of Oklahoma Public Employees Relations Board from 2000-09, helping resolve disputes between unions and municipalities under Oklahoma’s Municipal Employee Collective Bargaining Act and Fire and Police Arbitration Act. He has also served as a Director of the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Foundation. Craig currently serves as moderator of the Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
In 2007, the Southern Center for Human Rights presented a Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award to Craig for courageously safeguarding the fundamental human rights of persons detained at Guantanamo Bay. Additionally, he has served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Craig has practiced law in Tulsa since 1973 and is of counsel in the firm’s Tulsa office.