Craig Norman Napier Jr.

Craig Norman Napier Jr.

Location:
Belton, Missouri
Phone:
816-318-7943
Fax:
816-322-8010
Email:

Confident, knowledgeable, and experienced, Craig has represented thousands of citizens charged with serious felonies throughout Missouri. Whether it be in small towns, or big cities, each and every one of Craig’s clients know that he is ready to stand up to Judges, Prosecutors, or anyone on their behalf.  He has achieved acquittals for clients charged with violent acts, sex crimes, and other serious matters. He is a respected trial attorney with over 30 felony jury trials under his belt and is ready to go to court, again, to fight for you.

After graduating from Wright State University with a degree in Communications Studies, Craig worked as a Court and County government reporter for one of the last small-town daily newspaper — the Pulitzer Prize winning Xenia Daily Gazette. He spent many days, in court, covering trials of various crimes of note to the community and became a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Juvenile Court in Xenia. This rekindled his long-held desire to go to law school and become a lawyer. He returned to his home, and completed UMKC School of Law in 2003. Since that time, Craig has continued to pursue his love of doing trial work and being a thorn in the side of a justice system which has forgotten citizens in this country are innocent and the government must prove the allegations in their law suit beyond a reasonable doubt.

Mr. Napier has spent his professional life since admission to the Missouri Bar in 2004 in a pursuit of top-notch experience and training. He has taken most of the advanced trial training available to Missouri attorneys. He spent many years teaching trial skills to public defenders from all over the state, and in 2015 graduated from the National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute. NCDC is an intensive two-week exploration of the criminal trial, and breaks down each phase to increase advocacy and success. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Craig has called Kansas City, home for all but eight years of his life. He currently resides in Waldo with his partner Jen, kids Aidan and Ayla, and rescue dogs Piper and Blizzard.