Kenneth J. Price
Mr. Price serves as general counsel to many private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies in the Central Valley. He also serves as the firm’s Managing Shareholder and CEO.
Kenneth J. Price is a Baker Manock & Jensen, PC Shareholder. His practice includes real estate, land use, and corporate. Mr. Price represents numerous public agencies and quasi-governmental entities as general counsel regularly handling real estate, land use, environmental, regulatory compliance, and “open-government” issues including public records, open meeting requirements, and conflict of interest law.
In addition, Mr. Price represents several large Central Valley manufacturing, food processing, and construction companies as general counsel and special counsel. He regularly manages their ongoing legal needs including formation, governance, compliance, real estate, contract management, licensing, and other day-to-day matters.
Mr. Price, who was raised in Fresno, has nearly twenty years of experience in politics, law, government, and public policy. From 1992 to 1998, he served as a senior aide to United States Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA), directing the Senator’s offices in Fresno and Los Angeles.
In addition to serving as the firm’s Managing Shareholder and CEO, Mr. Price has served and currently sits on numerous nonprofit boards and advisory committees including Senator Feinstein’s Central District Judicial Selection Advisor Committee and the Maddy Institute at Fresno State.
- 2012: Named by the Daily Journal as a Top 100 Lawyer in California
- 2016 to 2021: Super Lawyer by Northern California Super Lawyer Magazine in Municipal Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate
- 2010-2012: Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyer Magazine in Municipal Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate
- Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, (J.D. with honors, 2002)
- University of California, Davis, (B.S., 1991) Political Science-Public Service
- State Bar of California (2003)
- United States District Court (Eastern District)
- In 2011-2012, Mr. Price successfully led the charge to prevent Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature from raiding $1 billion in First 5 trust funds in the case, First 5 v. Brown.
- Lead counsel in the acquisition, planning, entitlement, and construction of the first behavior health hospital constructed in California since 1988.