Charles S. Price - Dickinson Wright PLLC

Charles S. Price

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

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. His webinar, "The Enlightened Lawyer," is available on 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", "Southwest Super Lawyers" and "Who's Who in American Law". Mr. Price is listed in, and serves on the advisory board of "Arizona's Finest Lawyers." 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. 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."

University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D. 1979University of California Santa BarbaraBA 1976
Workshops for Youth and FamiliesSandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State UniversityState Bar of ArizonaState Bar of ArizonaNational Institute of Trial Advocacy

Case History

Securities Fraud Action — Represented plaintiffs in $40 million securities fraud and breach of contract action against multinational conglomerate arising out of sale of family business (successfully settled).
Environmental Contamination Suit — Member of team representing approximately 900 plaintiffs in suit seeking over $100 million in damages against Fortune 100 company for environmental contamination spanning decades.
Breach of Contract Case — 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).
Equipment Maintenance Case — 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 payment in the other).
Copyright Infringement Case — Represented plaintiff Apple Computer Inc. in action against Microsoft, Inc. alleging infringement of copyright in Macintosh graphical user interface (in charge of $5.5 billion damage claim involving numerous legal, accounting and economic issues).

Client Comments

"Chuck Price represented our family as plaintiffs in a grueling four-and-a-half-year securities and breach of contract case against a succession of huge public companies represented by nationally prominent law firms. With his unwavering dedication, legal expertise, and patient counsel, we reached a satisfactory settlement. This result was based, in large part, on his preparation and development of the case for trial and on the recognition by opposing counsel that Chuck was more than equal to the task and would not be overwhelmed at trial or on appeal. In view of his demeanor, enthusiasm, understanding, and rather astounding ability to establish rapport with people from all walks of life, I value Chuck as a friend and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of his professional counsel and services."

-Howard Ohlhausen
Unelko Corporation

"Mr. Price has consistently demonstrated a unique ability to identify the true substance of a situation. He is a master of negotiations with an eye towards resolution rather than conflict. For the past 10 years we have worked with Chuck on a wide variety of business issues and contract negotiations. In all instances, Chuck has prevailed in obtaining resolution in our favor without the need to enter legal litigation. I consider Chuck not only a great legal professional, but a great business consultant as well. Chuck is my number one choice for all matters related to business negotiations, dispute resolution, and legal representation."

-Allen Lehman
Allen Associates, Inc.

Office Location

1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Securities)
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Securities