About

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 California companies prevent, manage and resolve employment disputes.
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Recognized Thought Leader in Employment Law

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, 2020-2021. In 2012 and 2013, his popular law blog, AtCounselTable.com, was honored in the prestigious ABA Journal Blawg 100. Alex is frequently included in the Who’s Who in Professional Services by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

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, Santa Barbara Lawyer, 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. A member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Alex regularly lectures to business and human resources organizations throughout California on employment law topics.

Education

Alex attended University of California, San Diego, where he received BA degrees in Philosophy and Literature-Writing (graduating with Department Honors), 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.

Community & Family

Alex is an active member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Assn., where he serves as the Labor & Employment Section Head, regularly organizing Continuing Legal Education programs to educate lawyers in the community on employment law issues and developments. He also belongs to the the William L. Gordon Inn of Court and is an Associate Member of the Santa Barbara Contractors Association.

Alex volunteers in various local philanthropic organizations, including VNA Health (formerly, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care), where he serves on the Board of Trustees, Ethics and Audit Committees, as well as on the Animal Welfare Committee of the Santa Barbara Zoo. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Child Abuse Listening and Mediation (CALM).

Alex plays tennis in the Montecito Mafia and as a member the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. He enjoys spending time with his family and pets and applauding his daughter’s accomplishments as a rising hunter jumper equestrian.

Download and view Alex’s Professional Biography (pdf).

 

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