B. Craig Black, Esq.
Craig Black, Esq. focuses his practice in healthcare litigation and risk mitigation, representing physicians, hospitals and health systems, post-acute care organizations and other healthcare providers and liability insurers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He has successfully tried complex civil actions to verdict in trial courts throughout Pennsylvania, has prevailed on numerous appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts and has successfully obtained judgment in his clients’ favor in matters accepted for appeal by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Craig has extensive experience in insurance arbitration proceedings and other alternative dispute resolution formats and has served as a party-appointed arbitrator in professional liability actions.
Prior to entering private practice, Craig served as Chief Counsel to the Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the successor to the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund. While serving as Chief Counsel, Craig oversaw the Fund’s litigation relating to the interpretation of statutory coverage provisions of the Act. He also oversaw the legal aspects of the Fund’s reinsurance program, the actuarial determination of unfunded reserves and developed and oversaw a surcharge audit program. Craig served as the Fund’s liaison to the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance to ensure conformity of professional liability policy filings with the Act and regulations.
Pettit School of Law of Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1982
West Virginia University, B.A., 1979
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
National Institute for Trial Advocacy – Advocates Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association; Healthcare and Hospital Law Committees; Interdisciplinary Committee on Healthcare and Health Law (Past Member)
York County Bar Association
American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Herbert B. Cohen Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Tried to verdict in excess of 50 complex professional liability cases and over 100 civil jury trials
Argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court more than 10 times
Handled appeals and original jurisdiction matters before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
Argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on 3 occasions
Wide range of civil litigation experience including commercial, personal injury, contract, real estate, UM/UIM, and landlord tenant
Served as appointed arbitrator in a variety of cases including professional liability and UM/UIM
Experienced in reinsurance arbitration including the AAA, Arias-US, and arbitration under the Federal Uniform Arbitration Act
Appeared before numerous state and federal agencies in administrative law proceedings
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