Education

University of California, Santa Barbara

B.A., 1976
  • with Highest Honors
  • Regents Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa

University of Chicago Law School

J.D., 1979

Bar Admission

Arizona

Charles S. Price

Member

Overview

Charles S. Price is a civil litigator and mediator, in the areas of securities fraud litigation (state and federal), contract, insurance, health care, and antitrust law. He has been a regular speaker and instructor in Continuing Legal Education seminars on civil procedure, trade secrets, and antitrust, and teaches negotiation at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has served as a regional instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Price is listed in the current editions of “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Who’s Who in American Law.” Mr. Price is listed in, and serves on the advisory board of, “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.” He was described in Gain the Edge, a book by negotiation expert Martin Latz, as a “master information-gatherer,” a “very effective negotiator,” and “one of the best lawyers I know.”

Prominent Assignments

Represented plaintiff Apple Computer Inc. in action against Microsoft, Inc. alleging infringement of copyright in Macintosh graphical user interface (in charge of $5.1 billion damage claim involving numerous legal, accounting and economic issues). 

Represented plaintiffs in $40 million securities fraud and breach of contract action against multinational conglomerate arising out of sale of family business (successfully settled).

Defended broker/dealers in securities fraud litigation (suitability, churning, etc.)

Member of team representing approximately 900 plaintiffs in suit seeking over $100 million in damages against Fortune 100 company for environmental contamination spanning decades.

Represented plaintiff cardiology group in $14 million claim against Boswell Hospital relating to breach of fee schedule agreement (full amount claimed was awarded by arbitration board).

Defended equipment maintenance companies in two actions in which manufacturers alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement (damage claims of $15 million and $25 million were settled for pennies on the dollar in one case and for no payment in the other).

Defended inventor of medical device against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and prior invention invalidating patent (settled for nominal payment).

Represented Winslow Memorial Hospital in proceedings before the Health Care Finance Administration (hospital retained HCFA certification).

Represented several dozen corporate plaintiffs in claims against insurers for workers’ compensation overcharges.

Defended Casa Grande Regional Medical Center against claim by physicians of unlawful restraint of trade in connection with termination of exclusive radiology contract.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Regional Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Volunteer Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona

Community Involvement

  • Teaches an annual negotiation seminar at the W.P. Carey School of Business and lectures regularly to law students on a variety of topics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
  • Past Board President and Senior Advisor, Workshops for Youth and Families
  • Mentor, Hispanic National Bar Association Mentoring Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation

Mr. Price has negotiated hundreds of civil cases to resolution, and is an experienced and formally trained mediator in complex civil matters. In addition, he has taught negotiation in Bar Association seminars in Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, New York and New Jersey and to numerous private clients, as well as the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
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Acknowledgements

  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Listed in "Who's Who in American Law"
  • Listed in "Southwest Super Lawyers" 
  • Listed in "Arizona's Finest Lawyers"; Member of Advisory Board