Craig W. Armstrong

Craig Armstrong practices in the areas of public agency law, water law, real property, and corporate and general business (including nonprofit law).


Mr. Armstrong is a member of the firm’s Business Department and Public Agency practice group. He assists both public and private entities, as well as individuals and groups. Mr. Armstrong counsels clients on various governance, operational, and related matters. As part of his practice, Mr. Armstrong regularly drafts, reviews, and revises numerous legal documents, including formation documents (articles of incorporation, bylaws, and joint powers agreements), entity policies and procedures, and complex contracts, memorandums of understanding, and other agreements. Mr. Armstrong is also experienced with all facets of California’s sunshine laws—the Ralph M. Brown Act, the Gloria Romero Open Meetings Act, and the California Public Records Act, among others.

Mr. Armstrong is well acquainted with other state and federal legislation pertinent to the firm’s clients, such as Proposition 218, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the County Employees Retirement Law (often referred to as the 1937 Act), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the California Government Claims Act. He has extensive knowledge of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), and the myriad rules, regulations, state and federal directives, and other requirements related to this Act.

Mr. Armstrong is a Fresno native. Prior to joining Baker Manock & Jensen, Mr. Armstrong taught English at Fresno City College and College of the Sequoias. He also worked for a number of years as a charter school administrator and as a consultant to several local nonprofits.

Mr. Armstrong received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. degree from California State University, Fresno. While in law school, Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He also played for the Cal Ice Hockey Team.

• Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
• California State University, Fresno (M.A., with Distinction)
• University of California, Berkeley (B.A.)
• Ohlone College (A.A., with Highest Honors)
Bar Admissions
• State Bar of California