James O. Craven

Wiggin and Dana Attorney Selected as Recipient of the DRI Lifetime Community Service Award

August 29, 2018 Press Release

Wiggin and Dana Attorney, Jim Craven, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Lifetime Community Service Award. This award honors a member of DRI whose unselfish activities in the community and/or public service have demonstrated his/her active and outstanding commitment to the improvement of the social and/or cultural well-being of the general public by initiating or participating in programs which have a positive impact on the community and/or general public. This honor will be presented at "A Celebration of Leadership" on Saturday, October 20 at the 2018 DRI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. With approximately 22,000 members, DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation.

"Jim Craven's recognition by this prestigious organization is not a surprise to us, and is certainly well-deserved. It's a testament to his outstanding work, and the continuation of Wiggin and Dana's long tradition of giving back to the community," said Paul Hughes, Managing Partner of Wiggin and Dana, "We are extremely proud of Jim's accomplishments and are grateful that the institute has seen fit to acknowledge them."

Jim is a litigator in Wiggin and Dana's New Haven office but is involved in matters though out Connecticut. Over his career, Jim has litigated a wide variety of cases, including product liability, commercial, medical liability, and serious personal injury cases. Jim is a former President of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association and a longtime member of the DRI. For more information about the DRI and their Annual Meeting, please visit the DRI website here.

Wiggin and Dana is a full service firm serving clients domestically and abroad from offices in Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Palm Beach. Wiggin and Dana's practice groups and attorneys consistently receive top accolades by, among others, BTI, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and Best Lawyers in America. For more information about Jim or about the firm, visit our website at www.wiggin.com.