Craig Trainor

Craig Trainor

Founder, Trainor Law, P.C.

Craig Trainor is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney in New York City. He practices in New York state court and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, from unlawful gun possession to racketeering conspiracy.

Prior to founding Trainor Law, P.C., he served as a New York City prosecutor, an associate attorney at a boutique white collar criminal defense firm, and as a law clerk to Chief United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

In addition to his law practice, Trainor currently sits on the Steering Committee of the Federalist Society’s New York City Lawyers Chapter and the Criminal Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is a member of the Manhattan Institute’s Young Leaders Circle and was a 2019 New York City Regional Fellow with the National Review Institute. His writing on the intersection of law, policy, and culture has appeared in National ReviewCity Journal, the Washington Examiner, the Daily Signal, the American Conservative, the Federalist, the American Spectator, and the late Weekly Standard.

Trainor is a cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where he was a national moot court champion and an articles editor of the law school’s flagship journal, and a magna cum laude graduate of John Jay College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in government with honors. A native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, Trainor now calls Manhattan home.