Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law - personal injury attorneys

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Chad M. Prentice
  • Partner
Santa Barbara, CA
Chad M. Prentice
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Chad Prentice is a founder/partner of the law offices of Maho & Prentice, LLP, with offices in Santa Barbara and Oxnard, California and has been practicing law for 26 years. His focus is in the area of civil ligation, primarily representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters (automobile, truck, pedestrian, bicycle accidents), premises liability (slip/trip and fall), product liability, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases.   Mr. Prentice's background includes many years as primary litigation counsel for several Fortune 100 companies throughout California. He is a former member of ABOTA, having tried approximately 30 civil jury trials to verdict.

Since its inception in 2004, the law firm of Maho & Prentice, LLP has obtained verdicts and settlements for its clients in excess of $65,000,000.

Mr. Prentice is an active member of his community.  He has served as an elected board member for the Hope Elementary School District in Santa Barbara. He previously served for many years as vice president for Cornerstone House, a non-profit home for developmentally disabled children and young adults. He has coached basketball for the Page Youth Center for 14 years, soccer for both the YMCA and AYSO and baseball at Goleta Valley Little League.  He has also been an active member on the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and is an active member with his son in Boy’s Team Charity.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises accidents

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Pepperdine Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Law/Society


  • Selected to California Super Lawyers, 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Abota, 2000 to 2007
  • Chamber of Commerce, 2009 to Present
  • Hope Elementary School, Board Member, 2008 to 2012
  • Hope Elementary School, Past President of the Board, 2011
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association, 2018 to Present
  • Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer Association, Founding Member, 2010 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Executive committee for Royal Pride Foundation for San Marcos High School Foundation, 2014-2015
  • Vice President, Board for Cornerstone House
  • Volunteer coach, Page Youth Center, AYSO, Goleta Valley Little League 2004-2019
  • Boys Team Charity 2018-present


  • Spanish