Craig Parton

Craig Parton is a trial lawyer and partner with the oldest law firm in the Western United States located in Santa Barbara, California, where he serves as Chairman of the Litigation Department. He is former Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. Upon graduation from college, he spent seven years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru), the last four of which were spent as national lecturer for Crusade. Mr. Parton traveled to over 100 universities and colleges across the country defending the Christian faith through lectures and debates. He received his Master's degree in Christian Apologetics under Dr. John Warwick Montgomery at the Simon Greenleaf School of Law, an institution devoted to the integration of Christian faith and legal reasoning. Mr. Parton then took his Juris Doctorate at the University of California, Hastings Law School in San Francisco, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Journal, COMM/ENT. Craig Parton is also the United States Director of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The Academy meets for two weeks each summer in Strasbourg to provide advanced studies in apologetics to laymen and pastors. He is the author of 3 books, including "The Defense Never Rests: A Lawyer Among the Theologians" and "Religion on Trial." He has published numerous articles in legal, theological and cultural journals, including Modern Reformation, Logia‚ÄďA Journal of Lutheran Theology, and the Global Journal of Classical Theology. Mr. Parton has contributed articles to numerous published volumes, including Festschrifts for both Prof. Dr. John Warwick Montgomery and Prof. Dr. Rod Rosenbladt.