Craig L. Judson

Craig L. Judson

Managing Partner since 1993
Walnut Creek, California

Craig Judson is the firm's managing partner. His practice focuses on civil litigation, as well as general representation of public agencies, individuals, and business entities. His extensive civil litigation experience has included representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil litigation matters including inverse condemnation, construction, real estate, and personal injury. Mr. Judson has experience representing private clients in many types of cases and transactions including real property transactions, business formation and dissolution, business administration, contract formation and enforcement, construction, and torts litigation.

Mr. Judson also has a significant focus on estate, probate, trust planning and administration, and all phases of litigation in this field. He often lectures in the field of estate planning.

Mr. Judson joined the predecessor firm of Bold and Polisner in 1987, and became a partner when the current firm was created in 1993. Before joining the firm, he was in private practice in Pittsburg for two years as a partner in the firm of Judson, Webster & Judson.

Mr. Judson received his B.A. from University of California at Davis in 1981 (Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. from the UC Davis School of Law in 1984.

He is a member of the American, California, and Contra Costa Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts. In addition, he currently serves as a private mediator for the Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1987

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Public Agencies
  • Business Entities
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1984
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1981
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Clients

  • Contra Costa Water District
  • North Marin Water District

Honors and Awards

  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Honor Society)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Judson, Webster & Judson, Partner