Dr. Margaret Price

School of Professional Studies
Professional Studies

Contact Details

School of Professional Studies
(559) 920-1059

Margaret “Pegi” Price, JD

Local lead faculty, Criminal Justice Administration, Porterville College campus. Upcoming program: Paralegal Studies, BS, September 2015.


University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1986 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Senior Articles Editor, Law Review; Phi Delta Phi

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, 1983 B.A., History

Recent Publications:

All’s Fair in Love and War – or Is It? Domestic Violence and Weapons Bans, American Journal of Family Law, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, volume 28, number 2, Summer 2014.

Special Needs and Disability in Custody Cases: The Perfect Storm, lead article, Symposium on Special Needs and Disability in Family Law, Family Law Quarterly, American Bar Association, volume 46, number 2, Summer 2012.

Special Needs Adults and Divorce Issues, American Journal of Family Law, volume 25, number 4, Winter 2012.

Divorce Issues and the Special Needs Child, American Journal of Family Law, volume 25, number 1, Spring 2011.

The Special Needs Child and Divorce: A Practical Guide to Evaluating and Handling Cases, (2009) Publisher, American Bar Association (book).

Divorce and the Special Needs Child: A Guide for Parents (2010) Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London (book).


Frequent speaker at international, national and regional conferences on the subjects of the law, criminal justice and special needs.

Private law practice since 1984. Expert witness, consultant. Television and radio appearances.


The Missouri Bar
United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD)
Rotary Club of Porterville, 2013 to present (Rotarian since 1993)
Porterville Sheltered Workshop, Board of Directors, 2014 to present

Upcoming publications:

The Baby Daddy Blues: Visitation and Practical Issues in Statutory Rape Cases, American Journal of Family Law, 2015.