Craig M. Price is a trial attorney who practices complex business litigation and criminal defense law in North Texas. He joined Hammerle, Finley & Scroggins in 2005.

A former prosecutor in Tarrant County, Mr. Price is very comfortable in the courtroom. Whether he is representing a client in a serious criminal case or a high-stakes business dispute, Mr. Price’s extensive experience in front of a jury ensures his clients are in good hands.

Civil and Business Litigation Expertise:
• Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
• Intellectual Property Litigation
• Breach of Contract
• Fraud
• Interference with a Contract or Prospective Contract
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty
• Non-compete Clause Disputes
• Real Estate Litigation
• Landlord – Tenant Disputes
• Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
• Homeowners’ Association Disputes
• Medical Malpractice Defense
• Personal Injury Defense
• Construction Litigation
• Probate Disputes
• Consumer Litigation
• Appeals

Having been a trial attorney in North Texas since 1989, Mr. Price’s civil trial experience includes representing an insurance company on an employee embezzlement case;  representing businesses in contractual disputes; successfully defending physicians in malpractice actions; settling disputes for numerous family-owned companies; representing clients in software and contract disputes; prosecuting and defending deceptive trade practice actions for consumers and business owners; and representing insured and insurers in disputes over policy coverage and benefits.

Criminal Law Expertise:
• Murder
• Aggravated Assault
• Sexual Offenses
• Indecency with a Child
• Drug Cases (possession, manufacturing and delivery)
• White Collar Crimes (forgery, embezzlement, etc.)
• Robbery
• Burglary
• Theft
• Family Violence Assaults
• Probation Revocations
• Expunctions and Non-Disclosures
• All Felonies and Misdemeanors
• State and Federal Criminal Cases
• Appeals

Mr. Price has handled virtually every type of criminal case, and he has extensive experience in representing clients accused of engaging in improper sexual conduct with minors. Mr. Price’s trial experience and thorough approach to investigating each case provides his clients with the leverage necessary to obtain the best result possible.

Special Recognitions:
• Law Review: Texas Tech Law Review, Note Editor, 1988 – 1989
• Law Review: Outstanding Law Review Staff Member, Co-Recipient, 1987 – 1988.
• Student Law Clerk for Honorable Sam Cummings, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock, 1988.

Published Works:
• Birds of a Feather Get Sued Together, Tarrant County Car Bulletin, January 1, 2004
• What, Me Worry?, Fort Worth Business Press, November 7, 2003
• Offers of Settlement and Proportionate Responsibility Under House Bill 4, Presented at Tarrant County Bar Association’s Brown Bag Seminar, September 19, 2003

Sample of Representative Cases:
• Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Inc., et al. v. Reese, et al., 148 S.W.2d 94 (Texas 2004)
• Martin v. Martin, Martin & Richards, Inc., 989 S.W.2d 357 (Texas 1998)
• Pilarcik v. Emmons, 966 S.W.2d 474 (Texas 1998)
• Gross, et al. v. Burt, et al., 149 S.W.3d 213 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, petition denied, 2005)
• Guerrero v. Tarrant County Mortician Serv. Co., 977 S.W.2d 829 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, petition denied, 1998)
• Goldman v. White Rose Distributing. Co., 936 S.W.2d 393 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, dismissed by agreement, 1996)
• In Interest of Baby Girl T., 904 S.W.2d 206 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, no writ, 1995)
• Utica Nat’l Ins. Co. of Texas v. McDonald, 814 S.W.2d 234 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, writ denied, 1991)

Bar Admissions:
• Texas, 1989
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
• U.S. Supreme Court

Education:
J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1989
Bachelor degree in Journalism from University of Texas at Austin, 1986

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