Alex Craigie is a trial lawyer recognized for his innovative, cost-effective and, where necessary, highly aggressive approach to dispute advocacy. After 10 years as a Partner at a leading national law firm, Alex launched his own practice in 2014 with the aim of using the skills and experience he gained representing Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes lawsuits throughout the nation, to help small California companies prevent, manage and resolve employment disputes.
Alex holds an “AV” Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (“A” denotes Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability, “V” denotes Very High Ethical Standards). In 2004, Alex was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine. He was named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine in the area of General Litigation for the years 2005-2010. In 2012 and 2013, his popular law blog, AtCounselTable.com, was honored in the prestigious ABA Journal Blawg 100.
A recognized thought leader in employment law and trial tactics, Alex has been interviewed, quoted and published in various media outlets, including The Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Los Angeles Times, ACC Docket, Nonprofit World, California Lawyer, Small Business Los Angeles, and For the Defense.
He has served as an Adjunct Instructor on the Legal Aspects of Employment Practice for the UC Santa Barbara Human Resource Management Professional Certificate Program. He regularly lectures to business and human resources organizations throughout Southern California on employment law topics.
Alex attended University of California, San Diego, where he received BA degrees in Philosophy and Literature-Writing, and Loyola Law School, where he was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and competed in the Scott Moot Court Competition.
Alex is active in various local philanthropic organizations, including Child Abuse Listening and Mediation (CALM), where he serves on the Board of Trustees and the Governance and Finance committees. He also serves on the Personnel Committee for Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC), as well as on the Animal Welfare Committee of the Santa Barbara Zoo.
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