Craig A. Karsnitz

Craig A. Karsnitz

Wilmington, Delaware

The willingness to try a case, to bring it to a jury, sets Craig Karsnitz apart among the civil litigators of Sussex County. In cases of personal injury or workers' compensation - or in a wide range of business disputes - the insurance lawyers across the table know Craig as a tough and thorough trial lawyer, willing to take the case to a final verdict, if necessary, if it's in the best interests of his client.

With a reputation that precedes him into the courtroom, Craig believes there is no such thing as too much preparation. He treats every case as if it's destined for a judge and jury, and he thoroughly investigates every aspect - all the players, all their backgrounds, all the evidence on both sides.

A significant part of this due diligences is getting to know his clients, immersing himself in their situation, so as to understand - and be able to convey - the impact of an injury or other tort on their day-to-day lives. At the same time, he wants them to understand that despite the unfamiliarity of their current situation, they are in capable, experienced hands. He presents all their options - legal, medical, and financial - and shows them a viable path forward.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Delaware


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Delaware
    • B.A. - 1974

Honors and Awards

  • Superior Court Rules Committee Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, Board of Bar Examiners, 2001 - Present
  • Terry-Carey Inn of Court, Member; Past President
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable John J. McNeilly, Delaware Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1978