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Craig Schauer

3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 260 Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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The Dowling Firm PLLC

Years In Practice

Phone Number (919) 573-6206

Craig Schauer is a trusted litigator who advises and advocates for clients. He has been fortunate to counsel clients through a wide variety of disputes and legal problems, ranging from business disagreements, to regulatory battles, to constitutional lawsuits.

He has represented businesses of all sizes—from small partnerships to Fortune 100 corporations—in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and various regulatory agencies with disputes regarding contractual relationships, constitutional rights, class actions, unfair competition claims, government regulations, defamation, and other commercial issues. He has worked with clients in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, construction, professional sports, nonprofit, franchises, energy, financial services, public utilities, and local and state government. 

Craig’s advocacy includes representing businesses in the water, power, and renewable energy industries. He advises both energy producers and energy consumers on relevant state and federal regulations. He frequently appears before the North Carolina Utilities Commission, including representing clients in rate proceedings, utility transactions, and other matters requiring regulatory approval.

Craig helps clients confidently express their political voice by ensuring that their political conduct complies with the law. He advises corporations on how to form entities that will be politically active, either directly or indirectly, and helps craft company policies on political activity and lobbying practices. He represents clients before the Board of Elections and the Ethics Commission in regulatory proceedings and confidential investigations. He also assists local and state governments in ensuring compliance with federal and state elections law, including the Voting Rights Act and other constitutional requirements.

He not only assists clients with political activity, but also helps them navigate other free speech and First Amendment issues within the public sphere.


What legal services does this lawyer offer?
  • Selected for Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List" (2020 - 2021)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the Young Guns category (2019)
  • Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as a "Rising Star" in Civil Rights Law (2018); Business Litigation (2019-2020)
Duke University, J.D.
Graduated 2010
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, B.A.
Graduated 2005
Contact Details and Office Locations
150 Fayetteville Street 1700 Wells Fargo Capitol Cente
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 260
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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