Craig F. Ashton, Partner
Craig Fontaine Ashton was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mr. Ashton has been practicing personal injury law in the Sacramento area for over 20 years, and has been a partner with the law firm of Ashton & Price for over 18.
Mr. Ashton earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in history from U. C. Berkeley.
Mr. Ashton graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law. While there Mr. Ashton was President of Environmental Law Society and was also elected President of the Student Bar Association. He received an award from then United States Attorney General Richard Thornburgh at the Beverley Hilton Hotel for Best Oral Advocate in Pepperdine’s annual moot court competition.
Currently, Mr. Ashton is a member of the American Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California and has been a legal analyst for Channel 31 Good Day Sacramento since early 2007.
Prior to founding Ashton & Price with his law partner, Mr. Ashton was an associate attorney for the Law Offices of Arnold Laub, in San Francisco, California. Mr. Ashton also clerked for Honorable Chief Judge Parlen McKenna, at the Department of the Interior in Washington D.C., with an emphasis on environmental law. Mr. Ashton has facilitated over $200 million in personal injury settlements, awards, and judgments over the course of his career.
Mr. Ashton is a four-time Ironman triathlon finisher (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run), completing Ironman New Zealand (Lake Taupo) in 2011, Ironman Australia (Melbourne) in 2012, Ironman Mexico (Cabo San Lucas) in 2013, and Ironman Mexico (Cozumel) in 2014. He has also swum from Alcatraz to San Francisco four separate times- twice for charity supporting the SPCA thereby raising $5000.00 for this great cause.
Interestingly enough, John Augustine Washington is Mr. Ashton’s grandfather (5th); John Augustine Washington was George Washington’s brother. This makes George Washington Mr. Ashton’s direct great uncle (5th).
- Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
- Honors: President of Environmental Law Society
- Honors: President of the Student Bar Association
- Honors: Best Oral Advocate – Awarded by the United States Attorney General
- U. C. Berkeley
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, Member
- Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
- Legal Analyst, Channel 31 Good Day Sacramento
Past Employment Positions
- Law Offices of Arnold Laub, Associate Attorney
- Hon. Chief Judge Parlen McKenna, at the Department of the Interior in Washington D.C., Law Clerk