A graduate of Duke University School of Law, Ken Craycraft has been practicing law since 2001, after a career as a university professor. He has a broad range of experience in both business/commercial and personal injury litigation. Prior to joining Shade Law Group LLC, most of his career has been spent at large national and international law firms. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Ohio, and the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to these courts, Ken has practiced in state and federal courts in California, Texas, Nevada, Louisiana, New York, Hawaii, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Indiana. He has also practiced in United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the Southern District of New York. In Ohio, Ken has practiced in Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, and Clinton Counties, before both trial and appellate courts.
Ken's work at Shade Law Group LLC involves helping injured and aggrieved clients to resolve disputes as efficiently and with as little stress and expense as possible. He is committed to civility and collegiality in civil litigation, keeping in mind that few people want to sue or be sued, but that some disputes cannot otherwise be resolved. Ken will be developing his practice to include representation of individuals and organizations whose religious or free speech rights have been compromised or violated.
Prior to his law career, Ken was a university professor, teaching Moral Theology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Boston College, as well as master's degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Christian University. While a graduate student at Boston College, he taught undergraduates in the cross-disciplinary Perspectives Program, as well as in the political science department at The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. His academic work concentrated on the intersection between theology and political theory, as well as the role of religion in American law and public life. In addition to dozens or articles and reviews in such publications as Crisis, First Things, Review of Politics, Theology Today, and the Journal of Law and Religion, he is the author of The American Myth of Religious Freedom (Spence 1999).
Ken and his wife, Sue, live in Milford. They are the parents of nine children, and active in their parish, St. Andrew the Apostle, in Milford. Ken is an avid cyclist, logging many miles around southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky roads and trails. He enjoys reading, especially 20th century Catholic fiction.