CRAIG M. SCHUMACHER
Parkway Centre IV
2701 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 570
Plano, Texas 75093
Craig M. Schumacher joined the firm in 2003 as an experienced trial attorney. In March 2010, Mr. Schumacher became a partner and the firm name was changed to Carpenter & Schumacher, P.C. He has spoken at a number of subrogation and construction law conferences, addressing topics such as large loss subrogation recovery, the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act and alternate dispute resolution.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schumacher was an attorney for the national law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., where he specialized in environmental and toxic tort law. His experience includes all aspects of representing industry groups and companies on product liability and insurance subrogation matters involving commercial and property and casualty claims. Mr. Schumacher has represented clients before every level of the state and has tried cases in numerous states around the country including Texas, Ohio and New York.
Following graduation from law school, Mr. Schumacher served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Smith County District Attorney’s office in Tyler, Texas. As an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted more than 125 jury trials to verdict, including three capital murder death penalty cases. While in law school, Mr. Schumacher was selected for membership in the Order of Barristers, a national honor society that recognizes distinguished third-year students for excellence and achievement in oral and written advocacy in, and other contributions to, Moot Court and Mock Trial programs. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with an engineering management degree, Mr. Schumacher joined Engineering Science in Austin, Texas. As a project engineer, he focused on environmental engineering and assisted in the design and construction of hazardous waste landfills for a major petroleum company.
He is also very active in the community. Most recently, Mr. Schumacher coached the Robinson Middle School Mock Trial Team to the North Texas Regional Competition in Collin County where they were named finalist. He also serves as an usher and lector in his church.
Areas of PracticeInsurance Subrogation; Product Liability; Commercial and Property Casualty Claims
EducationTexas A&M University School of Law
(f/k/a Texas Wesleyan University School of Law)
J.D. – May, 1994
Honors: Order of the Barristers
Russell, Turner, Laird & Jones Mock Trial Competition, Winner
University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Engineering Management – May, 1991
Legal ExperiencePartner, Carpenter & Schumacher, P.C., Dallas, Texas
2003 – Present
Associate, Baron & Budd, P.C., Dallas, Texas
2000 – 2003
Assistant District Attorney, Smith County District Attorney’s Office, Tyler, Texas
1995 – 2000
Bar and Court AdmissionsState Bar of Texas
Admitted to Arkansas, 2015
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Memberships and Community/Civic ActivitiesMember, National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), Dallas Chapter
Member, Dallas and Collin County Bar Associations
Trial Team Coach, Robinson Middle School Mock Trial Team
Member, John Paul II High School Booster Club
President, University of Texas at Austin Crew Team, 1990 – 1991