Chad M. Prentice

(805) 962-1930

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Lead Counsel
BBB Accredited
Multi-Million Dollar Forum
Consumer Attorneys of California

Areas of Practice

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Active
  • Chamber of Commerce, 2009 to Present
  • Hope Elementary School, Board Member, 2008 to 2012
  • Hope Elementary School, Past President of the Board, 2011
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association Board Member, 2018-2021
  • Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer Association, Founding Member, 2010 to Present
  • Provisors 2010-Present and former executive team member

Pro Bono Activities

  • The executive committee for Royal Pride Foundation for San Marcos High School Foundation
  • Vice President, Board for Cornerstone House
  • Volunteer coach, Page Youth Center, AYSO, Goleta Valley Little League 2004-2019
  • Boys Team Charity 2018-present and current board member
  • President Santa Barbara Water Polo Club/805
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Lifetime Member
  • Board Member Santa Barbara Humane


  • Spanish


Chad Prentice is a founder/partner of the law offices of Maho & Prentice, LLP, with offices in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles, California, and has been practicing law for 27 years. His focus is in the area of civil ligation, primarily representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters (automobile, truck, pedestrian, bicycle accidents, dog attacks), 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 member of ABOTA, having tried approximately 35 civil jury trials to a verdict.

Since its inception in 2004, the law firm of Maho & Prentice, LLP has obtained verdicts and settlements for its clients in excess of $100,000,000.

As a current Super Lawyer for both 2021 and 2022, Attorney Chad M. Prentice has achieved a distinguished level of recognition and acclaim within the legal community. This honor is bestowed upon only a select few attorneys each year and signifies that he is among the top 5% of all personal injury lawyers in California. The Super Lawyer award is not simply an arbitrary designation but is instead based on a rigorous selection process. A panel of fellow lawyers in California reviews and evaluates the nominees on a number of criteria, including professional achievement, peer recognition, and client satisfaction. This means that Attorney Chad M. Prentice has not only demonstrated excellence in the field of personal injury law but has also earned the respect and admiration of his peers in the legal community. Being a Super Lawyer is a prestigious and highly sought-after honor that sets Attorney Chad M. Prentice apart from his colleagues and underscores his commitment to providing outstanding legal representation to his clients.