115 N Buchanan, Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Experience Where It Counts

Craney Law Group LLC is a full-service civil litigation firm, handling all aspects of civil disputes ranging from pre-suit risk management, through litigation, trial, and appeals. Located in the St. Louis metro-east, CLG's practice covers state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Illinois, with a particular focus on the courts of Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, and St. Louis City and County in Missouri.

CLG offers the depth of experience and resources typically found only in national law firms, at rates tailored to the region. The firm has deep roots in the local courts and the kind of detailed familiarity with the local rules that only comes from years of hard-fought trial practice. Our philosophy is that the two components of a great defense are successful outcomes and informed clients. At CLG, we work with clients to map out a path to success, to create opportunities, and to avoid surprises.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • General Liability and Premises Liability
  • Auto and Transportation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Law
  • Toxic Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Municipal, Governmental, and Election Law
  • Premises Liability

Call Craney Law Group LLC today at 618-307-9595 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney James Craney

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • United States District Courts for Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado


  • St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2002
  • University of Texas School of Public Health, Masters in Public Health, 1998
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Masters of Science, 1995
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science, 1991

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association

Attorney Nicole Winters

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • US District Court
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • US District Court
  • Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Greater St. Louis Claims Association, Board of Directors
  • Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court, Alumnus
  • Madison County Arbitration Center, Volunteer Arbitrator
  • Delta Zeta, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Collegiate Chapter Director
  • Metro East Humane Society, Development Committee Volunteer

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