Attorney Profile

Hartsuyker, Craig, L
Senior Attorney
213-404-1154
chartsuyker@veatchfirm.com

CRAIG HARTSUYKER has an unparalleled depth of experience with large loss claims. Craig has managed law practices with more than 150 attorneys, and most recently was the Regional Head of Claims Litigation for all of California for one of the major insurance carriers. During his tenure as a senior executive at one of the largest insurers in the United States, Craig oversaw literally thousands of large loss claims and litigated matters. Craig has a terrific understanding of how to speak the language of litigators, litigants, and large loss insurance professionals. Mr. Hartsuyker has completed training for mediating litigated cases with the Pepperdine Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and often brings his training and experience to help expedite the resolution of those cases which require it.

Football fans may remember Craig from his college years as an outside linebacker for the USC Trojans, receiving several Pac-10 defensive player of the week awards and the Most Valuable Lineman for the 1990 Sun Bowl his senior year. After USC, Craig played briefly for the Los Angeles Rams prior to the start of his law career. Craig’s football history has taught him to be tenacious and fearless regardless of the challenge. Since graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1995, Craig has always been ambitious. He became a partner at a firm in 1997 and a managing attorney by 2002.

Craig has had extensive experiences in a variety of practice areas, including personal injury, construction defect, commercial general liability, environmental litigation, insurance defense, HOA related litigation, subrogation, and business and real estate litigation. Those who personally know Craig enthusiastically endorse his unique level of emotional intelligence and his uncanny ability to communicate effectively in high pressure situations.