Craig Price

Criminal Defense · DWI Defense · Business Litigation

Craig M. Price is a Senior Counsel at Hammerle Finley Law Firm.  He is an experienced Texas trial attorney who practices complex business litigation and criminal defense law.  He has practiced law since 1989 and joined Hammerle Finley Law Firm in 2005.

A former Tarrant County prosecutor,  Mr. Price is very comfortable in the courtroom. Whether he is representing a client in a serious Texas criminal case or a high-stakes business dispute, Mr. Price’s extensive experience in front of a jury ensures his clients are in good hands.

Mr. Price has handled virtually every type of criminal case, and he has extensive experience in representing clients accused of engaging in improper sexual conduct with minors. Mr. Price’s trial experience and thorough approach to investigating each case provides his clients with the leverage necessary to obtain the best result possible.

Criminal Defense Law :
• Murder
• Aggravated Assault
• Sexual Offenses
• Indecency with a Child
• Drug Cases (possession, manufacturing and delivery)
• White Collar Crimes (forgery, embezzlement, etc.)
• Robbery
• Burglary
• Theft
• Family Violence Assaults
• Probation Revocations
• Expunctions and Non-Disclosures
• All Felonies and Misdemeanors
• State and Federal Criminal Cases
• Appeals

 A sample of criminal cases and outcomes* :


  • Almaguer v. State, 2015 WL 831467 Tex. App. – Fort Worth
  • Bruton v. State, 2013 WL 4029272 Tex. App. – El Paso
  • Douglas v. State, 2013 3724776 Tex. App. – Austin


  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child – State v. Z. F.  (Denton County) — Case dismissed on eve of trial.*
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child – State  v. G.Y. (Denton County) — Dismissed on eve of trial.
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child – State v. J.M.H. (Denton County) –Reduced to injury to a child on eve of trial.
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child – State v. T.C. (Denton County) — Reduced to injury to a child of trial.
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child – State v. M.M. (Denton County) — Dismissed on eve of trial.
  • Misappropriation of Fiduciary Property – State v. J.C. (Erath County) — Dismissed with restitution.
  • Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – State v. G. C. (Hunt County) — Probation from jury despite previous felony drug case.
  • Possession of Controlled Substance – State v. C. M. (Hunt County) — Hung jury, 7-5 in favor of not guilty.
  • Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – State v. L.C. (Denton County) — Minimum sentence from jury, 2 years.
  • Felony theft – State v. J. R. (Hunt County) — Dismissed with restitution.
  • Felony hindering apprehension of secured property – State v. J.H. (Jack County) — Dismissed with restitution.
  • Felony theft – State v. J.H. (Wise County) – Indictment quashed and case dismissed, no restitution.
  • Aggravated Assault – State v. T.R. (Collin County) – Case expunged after not guilty verdict.
  • Assault – Family Violence – State v. T. W. (Denton County) – Jury verdict of not guilty.
  • Assault – Family Violence –State v. B. P. (Denton County) – Jury verdict of not guilty.
  • DWI – State v. R. E. (Collin County) — Not guilty from judge.
  • DWI – State v. Case (Collin County) — Evidence suppressed by judge.

               *Past results are no guarantee of future outcome

Having been a trial attorney in North Texas since 1989, Mr. Price’s civil trial experience includes representing an insurance company on an employee embezzlement case;  representing businesses in contractual disputes; successfully defending physicians in malpractice actions; settling disputes for numerous family-owned companies; representing clients in software and contract disputes; prosecuting and defending deceptive trade practice actions for consumers and business owners; and representing insured and insurers in disputes over policy coverage and benefits.

Business Litigation:
• Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
• Intellectual Property Litigation
• Breach of Contract
• Fraud
• Interference with a Contract or Prospective Contract
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty
• Non-compete Clause Disputes
• Real Estate Litigation
• Landlord – Tenant Disputes
• Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
• Homeowners’ Association Disputes
• Medical Malpractice Defense
• Personal Injury Defense
• Construction Litigation
• Probate Disputes
• Consumer Litigation

 Special Recognitions:
• Law Review: Texas Tech Law Review, Note Editor, 1988 – 1989
• Law Review: Outstanding Law Review Staff Member, Co-Recipient, 1987 – 1988.
• Student Law Clerk for Honorable Sam Cummings, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock, 1988.

Published Works:
• Birds of a Feather Get Sued Together, Tarrant County Car Bulletin, January 1, 2004
• What, Me Worry?, Fort Worth Business Press, November 7, 2003
• Offers of Settlement and Proportionate Responsibility Under House Bill 4, Presented at Tarrant County Bar Association’s Brown Bag Seminar, September 19, 2003

Sample of Representative Cases:
• Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Inc., et al. v. Reese, et al., 148 S.W.2d 94 (Texas 2004)
• Martin v. Martin, Martin & Richards, Inc., 989 S.W.2d 357 (Texas 1998)
• Pilarcik v. Emmons, 966 S.W.2d 474 (Texas 1998)
• Gross, et al. v. Burt, et al., 149 S.W.3d 213 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, petition denied, 2005)
• Guerrero v. Tarrant County Mortician Serv. Co., 977 S.W.2d 829 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, petition denied, 1998)
• Goldman v. White Rose Distributing. Co., 936 S.W.2d 393 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, dismissed by agreement, 1996)
• In Interest of Baby Girl T., 904 S.W.2d 206 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, no writ, 1995)
• Utica Nat’l Ins. Co. of Texas v. McDonald, 814 S.W.2d 234 (Texas Appeals – Fort Worth, writ denied, 1991)

Bar Admissions:
• Texas, 1989
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
• U.S. Supreme Court

J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1989
Bachelor degree in Journalism from University of Texas at Austin, 1986

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