Craig Woodward has been Partner in charge of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo’s Marco Island, Florida office since 1986 and is now Senior Counsel. He joined his father, Arthur V. Woodward, Esq. originally in 1980.

Craig handles real estate law, zoning issues, estate planning, probate, business law, and local government law. He represents hotels, restaurants, time-share projects, contractors, marinas, land developers, homeowner associations, real estate companies, banks, and private individuals.

Craig has been Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar since 1993, having been the first Collier County attorney to receive this certification. He is rated AV Preeminent®, by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

Craig is also Vice President of First Title & Abstract, Inc. and President of North Marco Utility Co., Inc. He was previously attorney for the Marco Island Independent Fire District (1991-1995).

Active in the community, Craig was the keynote speaker for Marco’s 50th Anniversary in 2015 and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, and “Keys to the City” by the City of Marco Island, Marco City Council, both in 2010.


    • Commercial and residential real estate closings
    • Zoning issues, variances, site development plan approvals, complex financing and leasing of properties
    • Deeds, mortgages, easements
    • Structuring 1031 Tax Free exchanges
    • Determination of ownership of submerged lands
    • Business entities, formation, acquisition, sales
    • Wills and Trusts preparation
    • Estate Planning
    • Local Government Law
    • Board Certified in Real Estate Law, The Florida Bar, 1993 – present
    • University of Florida, Juris Doctor, 1980
    • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Finance, 1977
    • Florida, 1980
    • The Florida Bar
    • Collier County Bar Association
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Honoree, The Naples Top 100, Collier County’s Most Influential Business Leaders, Pioneers, Naples Illustrated, 2022
    • Top Lawyer, Real Estate Law, Naples Illustrated, 2022
    • Honoree, The Naples Top 100, Collier County’s Most Influential Business Leaders, Real Estate Law, Naples Illustrated, 2021
    • Top Southwest Florida Lawyer, Gulfshore Business, 2012
    • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2011 – 2012
    • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers®, Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Marco Island, FL, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009-2010, 2020-2022
    • Class of 25 over 50 for accomplishments and leadership in Collier County, Naples Daily News, 2017
    • Keynote Speaker, Marco’s 50th Anniversary, 2015
    • Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), Nominating Committee, 2013 – 2016
    • President, Marco Island Historical Society, 2010
    • Chairman, Collier County Historic/Archaeological Preservation Board, 2011 – 2012; 2015
    • Chairman, Exhibits Committee, Marco Island Museum, 2010 – 2015
    • Spirit of Marco Award, Rotary Club of Marco Island, 2012
    • Awarded Keys to the City, City of Marco Island, Marco City Council, 2010
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, 2010
    • “Best Original Writing,” Community Papers of Florida, articles for Coastal Breeze News, 2010
    • Marco Island Citizen of the Year, Naples Daily News, 2007
    • President, Marco Island Utilities, 1997
    • President, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, 1997
    • President, Marco YMCA, 1994
    • Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club, President, 1990; Founding Member, 1983
    • Graduate, Leadership Collier, Class of 1989

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