Craig Price

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Originally from Los Angeles, Craig arrived at Griffith and Thornburgh in 1977 after graduating UC Berkeley and law school at UCLA, and serving a stint as Assistant County Counsel in Ventura. Craig attributes his genuine enjoyment of practicing law to the trust that his clients place in him to solve challenging and important issues. Outside of legal work, Craig is involved in various community leadership roles, currently serving as board president of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, among other activities. He also occasionally finds time for fly fishing in Idaho where one of his adult children is a guide and photographer and for excursions to San Francisco and Seattle with his wife Tricia, where they enjoy long morning sightseeing runs and visiting their favorite food joints.


  • Partner, Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP: 1979 – Present
  • Highest “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. for over 20 years.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, California Coast Chapter (former President)
  • Representative Clients
    • Santa Barbara Community College District
    • Santa Barbara Unified School District
    • Santa Barbara County Board of Education
    • Santa Barbara County Education Office
    • Carpinteria Unified School District
    • Alisal Properties, Inc.
    • Pacific Operators Offshore, LTD

Practice Areas

  • Education Law
  • Civil trials
  • Personal Injury
  • Real property
  • Business
  • Construction and design
  • Government and Administrative Law


  • California State Bar number 51361
  • Licensed to practice in all California trial and appellate courts; United States District Court (Central District, California); United States Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit)
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association


  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Science, Finance 1967
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Juris Doctor, 1971
    • Chief Justice, Roscoe Pound Moot Court Honors Program
    • Order of Barristers

Community Activities (Partial):

  • President, Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Education Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District
  • Board of Directors, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria (2006-2013; President 2010-2012)
  • Santa Barbara Foundation, Board of Trustees (1988-1998)
  • Board of Trustees, Montecito Union School District (1981-1985; President 1984)
  • Montecito Education Foundation (Co-founder 1980; first President)