Craig R. Levin has devoted his entire career to fighting for justice and equity for his clients. He has a diverse client base and firmly believes that the most vulnerable should have the same access to justice as the most privileged. Craig knows the tremendous impact the court system can have on peoples’ lives, both inside and outside the courtroom. As an attorney, and in his volunteer work, Craig fights to secure justice for his clients and the wider community.
If elected as a Judge to the Court of Common Pleas, he will continue to seek equity and justice for all members of our city.
Craig is a trial lawyer and senior partner at the Center City Philadelphia law firm, Friedman & Levin Associates. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Craig lived in West Oak Lane until he was fourteen when he moved with his mother and younger sister to the Northeast. Craig attended Philadelphia public schools including Julia Ward Howe Elementary and George Washington High School. Craig attended Penn State University and received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Temple University in 1983. In 1987, Craig earned his Juris Doctorate from the Delaware School of Law at Widener University, where he was a member of the Law Review. Craig is a 59-year-old Center City resident, who has been married for 28 years, and a father of two amazing, grown children.
Craig is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. He has personally handled over 2,000 cases in state and federal forums. In his 33 years as an attorney, he has litigated matters of all types including, criminal defense, personal injury, estate issues, family law, real estate and employment and contract disputes.
Craig is Chair of the Pro-bono Legal Department at the Philadelphia Democratic Party, a non-political position which provides free legal services to underserved Philadelphians who could not otherwise afford legal representation. He was also a Committee Person in the 8th Ward. He is on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association as well as a member of Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Justinian Society, NAACP, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and New Jersey Association for Justice. Craig is an arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County and has been a certified NHL and NFL agent and represented numerous professional athletes.
Craig regularly performs pro-bono work for his clients and their families. He is on the board of the Community Forgiveness and Restoration Initiative, has served for 10 years as pro-bono counsel to S.A.L.E.A., and is a volunteer attorney for the SeniorLaw Center.
The Community Forgiveness and Restoration Initiative is an assembly of clergy, community leaders and rehabilitated and transformed incarcerated citizens that works to provide incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals with social, coping, and communicative skills, to connect them to resources and services that increase the likelihood of successful reintegration back into the community.
S.A.L.E.A is a charitable organization, active in the Philadelphia Spanish American community. The membership strongly supports community involvement and volunteerism running food kitchens, donating Thanksgiving baskets, providing college scholarships, mentoring programs in local schools, neighborhood cleanups, trips to Puerto Rico to assist in cleanup and restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and raising money to buy IPads to donate to Philadelphia public schools for use by autistic children.
Volunteer attorneys for The SeniorLAW Center provide Pro bono services to assist thousands of seniors with legal problems affecting their homes, health, independence, financial survival, and quality of life.