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Christina Samayoa Vanarelli

Christina Samayoa Vanarelli

also known as Christina Samayoa Stokholm

Practice areas:

General Practice, Criminal Defense, Business, Real Estate, Juvenile, Appeals

About Me

My motivation comes from the satisfaction of using my legal knowledge to help others.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. General Practice: 25%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    2 years
  3. Business: 20%
    2 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    2 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($310/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Mary J Quin

    I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Christina she is a very skilled attorney that seeks the best result for her clients


    Mary Quin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill Lisa Friedman

    I am a civil litigator. I do not hesitate to refer criminal defense matters to Christina. I have received nothing but glowing reviews about Christina from those referrals.


    Jill Friedman Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Christina Vanarelli, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation

[Formerly Christina S. Stokholm, Inc., APLC]
674 County Square Drive, Suite 209C
Ventura, CA, 93003-0449




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nominee - 2013 Trial Lawyer of the YearVentura County Trial Lawyers Association2014
FinalistRichard W. Abbe Moot Court Competition2004
Admission ScholarshipVentura College of Law2002
First Place - Stanford Technology Law Review Paper ContestStanford University2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Your Ventura County LawyerChristina Vanarelli, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation2014 - Present
Senior AssociateLaw Offices of Mark Pachowicz, APLC2006 - 2013
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Mark Pachowicz, APLC2005 - 2006
Law ClerkSchley Look & Guthrie LLP2004 - 2006
Law ClerkSanta Barbara County Public Defender2003 - 2006
Vice President/Chief Technology OfficerBusiness First National Bank1999 - 2004
AVP/Information Systems ManagerGoleta National Bank1998 - 1999
AVP/Information Services OfficerCity Commerce Bank1995 - 1998
Customer Service ManagerGreat Western Bank1992 - 1995
Customer Service RepresentativeWorld Savings and Loan Association1991 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCo-Chair, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission2014 - 2015
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri CountiesVice Chair2014 - Present
Ventura County Legal Services, Inc.Founder2014 - Present
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
VCBA-Volunteer Lawyer Services Program, Inc.Trustee2013 - 2013
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionPresident2011 - 2011
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-CountiesBoard Chair2011 - 2014
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2011 - 2014
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission2011 - Present
Constitutional Rights FoundationMock Trial Coach - Thousand Oaks High School2010 - 2012
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionBoard Member2006 - 2012
National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges/USA GymnasticsWomen's Gymnastics Competition Judge2005 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Spitzer v. Oxnard Union High School DistrictJury Verdict for Plaintiff (client, autistic student)
Law Offices of Rosen & Zimmerman v. Phillip Lee et al.Jury Verdict for Defendants/Cross-Complainants (clients). Affirmed on appeal.
People v. CMSuperior court judge ordered all records of arrest destroyed and all references to client in police reports marked "EXONERATED." NOTE: This outcome was largely made possible because of a prosecutor with integrity.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ventura College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Amador Valley High SchoolN/ADiploma1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
General Meeting and MCLE ProgramWhen Business Meets Pleasure: Ethical Considerations in Personal Relationships of the Legal Professional2012