Craigie, Alex W.

Of Counsel

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Biography

Alex Craigie is an AV-Preeminent* rated trial attorney recognized for bringing an innovative and cost-effective approach to helping California employers prevent, address and resolve employment disputes. Mr. Craigie defends claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, as well as misclassification, wage-hour, rest and meal period claims. He provides ongoing advice and counseling to help employers avoid claims and represents both individuals and employers in negotiating and drafting employment-related agreements, including employment contracts, retention and severance agreements. Mr. Craigie’s experience spans the tech, automotive, aviation, consumer finance, food service, entertainment, manufacturing, medical practice, professional service, property management, retail and hospitality/tourism industries.

A recognized thought leader in employment law and trial tactics, Mr. Craigie has been interviewed, quoted and published in various media outlets, including The Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Los Angeles Times, California Litigation, ACC Docket, Nonprofit World, California Lawyer, Small Business Los Angeles, and For the Defense. He has also 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 California on employment law topics.

Mr. Craigie is active in various philanthropic organizations, including Child Abuse Listening and Mediation (CALM), where he serves on the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Planning and Finance committees. He also serves on the Personnel Committee for Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC).

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – June, 1993 (Member, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review)
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. – Philosophy & Literature – Writing, June, 1990)

Admissions

  • California State Bar, admitted 1993
  • All U.S. District Courts of California

Awards/Recognitions 

  • “Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Who’s Who in Professional Services, Pacific Coast Business Times, 2014, 2015