Kenneth J. Price

Mr. Price serves as general counsel to many large public agencies and private businesses in the Central Valley.

Background

Kenneth J. Price is a Baker Manock & Jensen, PC Shareholder. His practice includes public agency law, land use, corporate, real estate, and governmental relations. Mr. Price represents numerous public agencies and quasi-governmental entities as general counsel, including the Fresno Local Agency Formation Commission, the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board, the Madera County Workforce Investment Board, the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center, Stockton Arena, First 5 Fresno County, and several water and irrigation districts located in Central California. In addition, Mr. Price represents several large Central Valley companies as general counsel and special counsel.

Mr. Price advises public agency clients in a wide-range of government law areas and regularly lectures on open-government issues including campaign finance regulation, lobbying, public records, open meeting requirements, land use, environmental matters, and conflict of interest law. In 2011-2012, Mr. Price, along with Baker Manock & Jensen, PC Shareholder Robert Wilkinson, 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.

Mr. Price 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. His accomplishments include researching and drafting the Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996, which regulates commercially available chemicals used to make this deadly drug. Additionally, Mr. Price has served several elected officials including former Congressman Cal Dooley, former Congresswoman Jane Harman, and former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti.

Mr. Price serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Fresno Economic Development Corporation, and is the Chair of the Baker Manock & Jensen, PC Hiring and Political Action Committees. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar’s Public Law Section.

Recognition
  • 2012: Named by the Daily Journal as a Top 100 Lawyer in California
  • 2010-2012: Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyer Magazine in Municipal Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate
Education
  • Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, (J.D. with honors, 2002)
  • University of California, Davis, (B.S., 1991) Political Science-Public Service
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California (2003)
  • United States District Court (Eastern District)