Craig R. Heidemann was born July 18, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was educated in the Hazelwood School District and the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science, cum laude in 1991.
Heidemann attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and received a juris doctorate degree in 1994. While at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, he was a member of the Journal of Dispute Resolution and published two case notes. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1994 and the Illinois Bar in 1995. Currently, he is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri as well as the Southern District of Illinois.
After graduating from law school, Heidemann entered private practice as an associate with the St. Louis, Missouri firm of Coburn & Croft from 1994 to 1995. From April, 1995 to August, 1996 he worked at the Supreme Court of Missouri as law clerk to then Chief Justice John C. Holstein. Heidemann returned to private practice in August, 1996 with the law firm of Douglas, Haun, & Heidemann, P.C. in Bolivar, Missouri. On January 1, 2001, Mr. Heidemann joined the firm as a shareholder.
He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Judicature Society, the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar. He served as the co-chair of the Missouri Bar Agricultural Law Committee from 1996 to 1998 and is a board member for the Legal Services Corporation of Southwest Missouri and a member of the Thirtieth Judicial Circuit Bar Committee.
Recent publications include, Missouri’s Fence Law – Ambiguity, Conflict and a Need for Change, published in the Missouri Law Review, Spring, 1998.
Mr. Heidemann’s practice is limited to serious personal injury claims, wrongful death, class actions, civil rights, pharmaceutical products liability and felony and misdemeanor criminal defense. Throughout his practice, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients.